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    Wine Suggestions

    I need help finding other wines that my wife will like. She loves wines that are full on flavor and not a single hint of being dry. Basically a dessert wine. Even a reisling type wine like Relax is still too dry..

    So far I have found 2 that she loves.

    Kick and a Pat from Southern Hills Winery in Osceola

    Marco Negri a wine from Italy that I can't find in most metro locations. Although my hometown of Sac City has it.

    Anyone else have a suggestion for her to try???



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    Re: Wine Suggestions

    Try some $10+ Pinot Noir's... they're usually not as dry as your merlot.

    My favorite is the Marquis Phillips label. Their Sarah's Blend is really great. "9" is my favorite. She'll love those too...

    Just my $ .02


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    Re: Wine Suggestions

    the drier the better, as far as I'm concerned. Give me Zinfandel or give me death!

    (sorry, can't help)



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    Re: Wine Suggestions

    I'm cheap, so it's almost exclusively 3 Buck Chuck for me, in all its varieties.

    So, no suggestions, but you've encouraged me to go open a bottle of wine. Thanks!



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    Re: Wine Suggestions

    The Washington and Oregon Rieslings are not near as dry as the german rieslings. Blue Moon, Chateau St Michelle or Covey Run are good choices. If these are still too dry get a moscato. It is a bit sweeter than a riesling. My wife is the same way as yours. She also like an Italian Pinot Grigio that I get at the larger Hyvees called Gionelli. It has a pear hint to it and is pretty smooth.



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    Re: Wine Suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by CYKID View Post
    The Washington and Oregon Rieslings are not near as dry as the german rieslings. Blue Moon, Chateau St Michelle or Covey Run are good choices. If these are still too dry get a moscato. It is a bit sweeter than a riesling. My wife is the same way as yours. She also like an Italian Pinot Grigio that I get at the larger Hyvees called Gionelli. It has a pear hint to it and is pretty smooth.
    Not sure if it's considered pedestrian to a oenophile, but Starling Castle Reisling has the coolest bottle!



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    Re: Wine Suggestions

    Get her a Moscato d'asti. It's a really sweet, slightly effervescent wine. My wife loves it.



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    Re: Wine Suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by benjay View Post
    the drier the better, as far as I'm concerned. Give me Zinfandel or give me death!

    (sorry, can't help)
    Totally agree, and I would not buy a single wine from Iowa sorry! They are crappy compared to California or overseas, but you also dont have to spend alot to get a quality wine, we usually try any wine that is red and if we like it keep buying it



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    Re: Wine Suggestions

    Wine Enthusiast is also a great mag for narrowing down wines for any choice or taste !



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    Re: Wine Suggestions

    Went wine tasting in Cali this summer. I really liked the dessert wines. One of my favorites that you can find around here is a Bridlewood Estate Viognier. Runs about $20 -$25. There are some cheaper Viognier at the store, but I haven't tried any yet.

    (This is coming from the most amateur of wine drinkers. Mostly a beer guy)



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    Re: Wine Suggestions

    Tried a Argentinian Malbec last weekend. Gascon Label, really good with my steak. Similar to a cabernet but hints of blackberry and cherry. Not recommended for this poster. Dry


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    Re: Wine Suggestions

    Plenty of flavor here!!




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    Re: Wine Suggestions

    If she's looking for sweet you'd better stick to whites. Not many sweet reds, but they are out there.

    I'd go with a nice Reisling or a gwertraminer. Hyvee or wine styles will have plenty. Fetzer makes a good version of both. Relax reisling is good as well. can't really go wrong with either of those.



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    Re: Wine Suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by CYKID View Post
    Tried a Argentinian Malbec last weekend. Gascon Label, really good with my steak. Similar to a cabernet but hints of blackberry and cherry. Not recommended for this poster. Dry
    Malbec and Shiraz may be my favorite reds. I had the Copola Shiraz...much good.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Wx4Cy View Post
    If she's looking for sweet you'd better stick to whites. Not many sweet reds, but they are out there.

    I'd go with a nice Reisling or a gwertraminer. Hyvee or wine styles will have plenty. Fetzer makes a good version of both. Relax reisling is good as well. can't really go wrong with either of those.
    I tend towards white wine, and I've had two gwertraminers from Washington and California that I have really liked. If my wife drinks wine she seems to have similar tastes to yours, and she likes the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Reisling. It comes in a bottle shaped like a cat (which was why she originally bought it). I personally find it to be too sweet, so its probably a good bet. It isn't very expensive either, between 10 and 20 I think.


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