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by Patrick OMalley
December 7th, 2019, 5:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?
Replies: 51
Views: 2353

Re: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?

Lots of great suggestions so far and a lot of great knowledge shared, Thank you! One of the biggest issues I see and I am sure it is the same for everyone, is availability. So many of the suggestions are not available at stores in Florida. I have only one experience in ordering from other dealers an...
by Patrick OMalley
December 6th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?
Replies: 51
Views: 2353

Re: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?

Ridge Estate Cab. These are the lots that don't go into the Monte Bello bottling. It's also $65, not $150-$200. However, like Monte Bello, it can definitely stand some time in the cellar. We opened a 2010 of this a week or so ago and I was pleasantly surprised that it was not a fruit bomb, nor too ...
by Patrick OMalley
December 6th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?
Replies: 51
Views: 2353

Re: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?

Of course, Bordeaux is a great place to buy cabernets, merlots and blends which are in a less ripe and sweet style. Australia as well. You didn't literally say you were looking for Napa or California, though it kind of sounded like you are, so I don't know if you're interested in going down those r...
by Patrick OMalley
December 6th, 2019, 4:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?
Replies: 51
Views: 2353

Re: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?

Of course, Bordeaux is a great place to buy cabernets, merlots and blends which are in a less ripe and sweet style. Australia as well. You didn't literally say you were looking for Napa or California, though it kind of sounded like you are, so I don't know if you're interested in going down those r...
by Patrick OMalley
December 5th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?
Replies: 51
Views: 2353

Re: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?

John Morris wrote:
December 5th, 2019, 2:16 pm
I would add Mt. Veeder.

If you scroll this thread from a couple of months ago, Napa Cab under $100, you'll find recommendations with a description of their styles.
Thanks, I will check it out
by Patrick OMalley
December 5th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?
Replies: 51
Views: 2353

Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?

I recently had a Heitz Napa Cabernet which I really enjoyed, much more than other California cabs I have tried. In doing limited research I have found that this is made in a "balanced, old Napa style". I am not totally sure what that means, so I am hoping for some help for a newbie. What other winer...
by Patrick OMalley
November 8th, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1647
Views: 197275

Re: Official Costco Thread

Looking to find a Costco in Florida that has a good wine selection. I shop at 3 different Costcos near Orlando and never see any of the wines mentioned in this thread. The store at Millenia has a little better selection, but for the most part we get Kirkland wines and what I would call grocery store...

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