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Not sure what's wrong with November, but there has been an abnormal amount of screaming deals, many of which are cheapie wines w/ high scores. Most notably the ACV reserve is being dumped by many East coast retailers at sub 50, I'd buy a half case if they would ship to WA.

2006 Ratti Barolo Marcenasco $34.99 @ Vinsrare
2007 ACV reserve $47.98 @ Gary's wine
2007 Chateau Myrat $32.99 @ wally
2008 Bergstrom Pinot Noir Cumberland Reserve $24.99 @ Gary's wine
2008 Beringer P.R. Chardonnay $24.79 @ Rye Brook
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Originally posted by billhike:
Gruet Brut from New Mexico is pretty reliable at that price point. Yes, New Mexico! Even cheaper, Domaine Ste. Michelle is a reliably decent inexpensive sparkler.


I'm not a champagne expert, but I really enjoyed the Gruet blanc de noirs. I wasn't as big a fan of the blanc de blancs. I think both are in the inexpensive <$15 category.

My note for the blanc de noirs:
10/16/2010 rated 90 points: Nice, fresh, nice nose of pear. Good tang. Less yeasty than other champagnes. Actually really good.
In the Seattle area, the Louis Bouillot Crémant de Bourgogne sells for between $10 and $15. It is more elegant than the Domaine Ste. Michelle, if not having quite the oomph.

The usual California array of Domaine Chandon, Gloria Ferrer, Scharfenberger etc. are almost always discounted to around $15 here, but I'm sure that is not the case in BC.
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Originally posted by snipes:
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Originally posted by Gundam:
Btw, does anyone know any decent bubbly for <$15? I Might need to ship a case to a friend's house for an upcoming Xmas party. Thinking of getting Columbia Crest H3 for the red.


Gloria Ferrer, both the BdB and BdN are enjoyable.


Agree, the Gloria Ferrer are really nice values. I've enjoyed both the Brut and BdN.

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