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I get the impression from this forum that once a person "grows up" in their wine age that they shun New World and sip primarily Old World offerings...


I disagree. The path I typically see on this forum is a person gravitates towards balanced wines regardless of which part of the world they come from. One learns to appreciate multiple styles while still maintaining a preference.


Thank you, this is what I was going to say.
 
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I would consider a petite syrah, do you have access to a Turley Hayne for instance?
 
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I would consider a petite syrah, do you have access to a Turley Hayne for instance?


I do not not, looking into it.
 
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A Martinelli Zin might be worth a look - Jackass Hill is probably not available but Jackass Vineyard or Guiseppe & Luisa might work.

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A Martinelli Zin might be worth a look - Jackass Hill is probably not available but Jackass Vineyard or Guiseppe & Luisa might work.

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I must admit, this post caused me to truly gasp for my breath. Eek

There are truly FAR better ports in the world. Wink
 
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Leviathan or Passenger.
Whenever I know someone loves big 'ole fruitbombs, they rarely are disappointed by either of these
 
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Cayuse and Kosta Browne seems right in that neighbourhood.


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Well if you want something like Clio but higher end, the obvious answer seems like El Nido.
 
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A Martinelli Zin might be worth a look - Jackass Hill is probably not available but Jackass Vineyard or Guiseppe & Luisa might work.

Karen
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I must admit, this post caused me to truly gasp for my breath. Eek

There are truly FAR better ports in the world. Wink


Agree - about the only thing these go with are chocolate and a hot tub Wink but they are fruit bombs Big Grin


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Agree - about the only thing these go with are chocolate and a hot tub Wink but they are fruit bombs Big Grin


Well, I have at least always enjoyed chocolate and hot tubs. Wink
 
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While I have enjoyed my share of Martinelli zins through the years, I would not enter one into the group of Cal cab aficionados....or a W+A event.
 
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big calif wine......to name a few:

switchback ridge cab or ps
pride cab
robert foley claret
lewis rsrv cab
lewelling cab
gemstone
quilceda creek (not calif but...big)
lillian syrah
linne calodo
 
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big calif wine......to name a few:

switchback ridge cab or ps
pride cab
robert foley claret
lewis rsrv cab
lewelling cab
gemstone
quilceda creek (not calif but...big)
lillian syrah
linne calodo


Thank you, Linne Calodo deserves more credit.

I have most of these in my cellar I'm trying to branch somewhat out of California for this particular bottle.
 
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big fruit forward wine outside napa.....maybe some spanish wine?


bodegas el nido jumilla el nido
numanthia-termes termanthia
alto moncayo
 
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Emilio Moro Malleolus de Valderramiro


There we go! This is what I'm looking for. Thank you.

Any others?

I see you asked about Flor de Pingus elsewhere. It is good, the Emilio Moro I mentioned is better.

For your purposes, I like ricky's suggestion of Termanthia.

Also, maybe Aalto PS? I've never had it, but he's the former wine maker at Vega Sicilia.


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While I have enjoyed my share of Martinelli zins through the years, I would not enter one into the group of Cal cab aficionados....or a W+A event.


Martinelli Replace with Alban Reva (-:


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While I have enjoyed my share of Martinelli zins through the years, I would not enter one into the group of Cal cab aficionados....or a W+A event.


Martinelli Replace with Alban Reva and Don Melchor (-:


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Ditto for the Amon Ra. Also Torbreck Descendant around the $100 range.

Edit: Anything from Clarendon Hills

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Herman Story, McPrice Myers, Barrel 27, Epoch
Sans Leige, Terry Hoage, Cypher.. But none are at that $100 barrier.
All out of Paso.
 
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Brian Loring's homage to the El Nido, "Divergence", hits at the $100 level.
 
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"Big fat" non-CA wines under $100:

D'Arenberg Dead Arm
Glaetzer Amon Ra
Mollydooker Carnival Of Love
Bertani Amarone
Allegrini Amarone
 
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Well if you want something like Clio but higher end, the obvious answer seems like El Nido.


Beat me to it.

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