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Starting to get a little low on my daily drinkers.

Looking for a few suggestions for some QPR's available online today...

Please, if possible, list the wine and online store.

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#2 Post by Drew Goin »

Red? White?

Marietta OVR
Shebang! Red Blend
Columbia Winery H3 Cheval/Merlot/Cab
Chateau Mont Redon CdR Red
Famille Iché Les Hérétiques Pays d'Hérault
Concha y Toro Cellar of the Devil Cabernet Sauv
Snoqualmie Cabernet or Syrah
(For over $20 - Carlisle Sonoma County Zin, Bedrock OVZ)

Snoqualmie once made a "Rosebud Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon for $12 but, after two years or so, they blended it into a few other vineyard sources and bucked the price up to $25. Broke my heart.

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Drew Goin wrote:Concha y Toro Cellar of the Devil Cabernet Sauv
Did Concha y Toro really translate their Casillero del Diablo line to English???
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Bedrock OV zin and North Coast Syrah, both $20 or under
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Apothic Red

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#6 Post by Michael Martin »

It's in 375 format, but it is under $20. Great QPR.
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#7 Post by Drew Goin »

Jorge Henriquez wrote:
Drew Goin wrote:Concha y Toro Cellar of the Devil Cabernet Sauv
Did Concha y Toro really translate their Casillero del Diablo line to English???
Couldn't spell it correctly in Spanish. 5 years in school, and I can't conjugate "ir" properly.

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#8 Post by Drew Goin »

Pipenos from Chile, too. Simple and fresh. K&L has some

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#9 Post by Jorge Henriquez »

Drew Goin wrote:
Jorge Henriquez wrote:
Drew Goin wrote:Concha y Toro Cellar of the Devil Cabernet Sauv
Did Concha y Toro really translate their Casillero del Diablo line to English???
Couldn't spell it correctly in Spanish. 5 years in school, and I can't conjugate "ir" properly.
Ahhhhh, gotcha. No worries Drew, Spanish is pretty damn tough.
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#10 Post by Gary Ahearn »

2012 Bodegas Castaño "Solanera Viñas Viejas" Yecla
Parker 94 pts.
$13-14 online.
I'm always a bit wary about these low cost/high point Parker wines, but this one is quite tasty. A very good bargain. Bought half a case.

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#11 Post by ericskitei »

+1

Bedrock OVZ

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#12 Post by Arv R »

If you like red Bordeaux, there are tons of 09's and 10's that qualify as daily drinking QPR's

And they'll keep longer than you'd think too.

2010 Rioja's and Chianti's are also still in retail channels and are good value, and a touch less corpulent than the first region suggested.

Specific names I've enjoyed this year would include

10 Lanessan Medoc
10 Vina Real Crianza
10 Nipozzano CCR
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#13 Post by Dennis Kanagie »

Cabs under $25:

Textbook ($22)
Sebastiani Alexander Valley ($24)
H3 Horse Heaven Hills ($10)
Columbia Crest ($11)
....and according to the Cabluminati here, apparently Hardin ($25) but I have yet to try it.

Rieslings under $25:

JJ Christoffel Kabinett ($19)
JJ Christoffel Spatlese ($23)
Heinz Eifel Spatlese ($12)
Heinz Eifel Ausllese ($13)

Just tried a 2013 Chateau Graville-Lacoste Blanc that was really citrus driven with grapefruit and lemon. At $11 per 375ml and around $17 per 750, this is a no brainer if you want a drier white than the Rieslings suggested above.
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I love Rioja, but must be careful with producer. La 2008 Rioja Alta Alberdi Riserva is $19 and Lopez de Haro 2005 is $13 both at Bassins.

If you can get your hands on 2014 Clos Briords ( Muscadet) it's phenomenal and a great daily drinker.

Also, the base Baudry bottlings, Roches Neuves base Saumur, and several other good Loire CF's are all under $20 and Raffault Picasses is $25.

The basic Gillaume Gilles VdP is essentially Cornas for under $25 and of phenomenal quality.

Just depends on your tastes. Lots of good Beaujolais options too, and I recommend Weygandt Wines for both BoJo and Loire finds, not to mention great German/Austrian/ Alsatians...
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Alan Eden wrote:Bedrock OV zin and North Coast Syrah, both $20 or under
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#16 Post by John Morris »

Another vote for the Old Vine Bedrock. It can be had for the low/mid-20s around NYC if you know where to look.
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Bodegas Oliveres Altos de la Hoya Jumilla Monastrell

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Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet
Laetitia Estate Pinot Noir
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#19 Post by Brandon Klos »

I feel the best QPR's are in the Rhone Valley.. Cote du Rhones can be some really great daily drinkers.. Some examples that I regularly buy are:

Domaine La Manarine - CDR
Saint Cosme (favorite winery) - CDR / little james basket press/Les Deux Albion
just had the basket press white wine (blend of viognier/sauv-blanc) at a restaurant here in Hillsboro.. was awesome!
Coudalet de Beaucastel - CDR (found 2010 for 14.99 at trader joes once, bought a case)
Domaine Pegau - CDR (make a few under $20 red/whites)
Guigal - CDR
Jean-Marie Royer -Le petite royer - love this one

Domestic - Andrew Murray - tour les jour (obviously riper but always a killer value, santa ynez syrah)
Tablas Creek - Patelin de Tablas.. always awesome QPR's

those are some I buy regularly and drink often.. Especially the Saint Cosme Cote du Rhones....

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#21 Post by Dennis Kanagie »

Alan Eden wrote:Bedrock OV zin
ericskitei wrote:+1

Bedrock OVZ
John Morris wrote:Another vote for the Old Vine Bedrock.
Okay, you enablers talked me into it - just ordered a bottle of 2010 to ship out tomorrow with an existing order. [cheers.gif]
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#22 Post by John Morris »

I would add Vajra's Langhe Nebbiolo. Just finished a bottle of the 2011 last night. That's in the low $20s and delivers a real dose of nebbiolo at a very modest cost.
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#23 Post by D@vid Bu3ker »

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#24 Post by timmy roos »

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:Navarro
+1 especially on whites
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#25 Post by Arv R »

Lopez de Haro has really snuck out of nowhere. Interesting stuff, and the labels alone are Art Deco wonders.
NoahR wrote:I love Rioja, but must be careful with producer. La 2008 Rioja Alta Alberdi Riserva is $19 and Lopez de Haro 2005 is $13 both at Bassins.

If you can get your hands on 2014 Clos Briords ( Muscadet) it's phenomenal and a great daily drinker.

Also, the base Baudry bottlings, Roches Neuves base Saumur, and several other good Loire CF's are all under $20 and Raffault Picasses is $25.

The basic Gillaume Gilles VdP is essentially Cornas for under $25 and of phenomenal quality.

Just depends on your tastes. Lots of good Beaujolais options too, and I recommend Weygandt Wines for both BoJo and Loire finds, not to mention great German/Austrian/ Alsatians...
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#26 Post by Joe B »

2012 Caymus 40th

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Billsboro Winery, Finger Lakes
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#28 Post by Pat Burton »

Vallana spanna is a go to for me
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#29 Post by NAdell »

I've rarely had a bad Rhone Valley wine from a trusted producer--Cosme, Pegau, Charvin, etc. These aren't usually over $20.

Otherwise, old school chiantis work in the $15-22 range--Frescobaldi, Monsanto, Le Bocce, even Antinori Peppoli, etc.

For whites I enjoy greek moschofileros and assyrtikos, alsace pinot gris and blanc, and some bourgogne blancs by Pernot, Fichet, and (if you can find) PYC Morey for under $30.


Of course, this presumes that these wines are stylistically what you prefer to drink.

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NAdell wrote:I've rarely had a bad Rhone Valley wine from a trusted producer--Cosme, Pegau, Charvin, etc. These aren't usually over $20.

Otherwise, old school chiantis work in the $15-22 range--Frescobaldi, Monsanto, Le Bocce, even Antinori Peppoli, etc.

For whites I enjoy greek moschofileros and assyrtikos, alsace pinot gris and blanc, and some bourgogne blancs by Pernot, Fichet, and (if you can find) PYC Morey for under $30.


Of course, this presumes that these wines are stylistically what you prefer to drink.
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#31 Post by Drew Goin »

NAdell wrote:I've rarely had a bad Rhone Valley wine from a trusted producer--Cosme, Pegau, Charvin, etc. These aren't usually over $20.

Otherwise, old school chiantis work in the $15-22 range--Frescobaldi, Monsanto, Le Bocce, even Antinori Peppoli, etc.

For whites I enjoy greek moschofileros and assyrtikos, alsace pinot gris and blanc, and some bourgogne blancs by Pernot, Fichet, and (if you can find) PYC Morey for under $30.


Of course, this presumes that these wines are stylistically what you prefer to drink.
How is Pegau under $20? Plan de Pegau is more than that

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#32 Post by jnbrown »

Tres Picos Garnacha $13
Hill Family Estate "Barrel Blend" $16
Vina Robles Petite Sirah $16

All available at local Costco

Also Aia Vecchia Lagone Toscana, really nice Bordeaux blend from Italy about $15
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#33 Post by NAdell »

Drew Goin wrote:
NAdell wrote:I've rarely had a bad Rhone Valley wine from a trusted producer--Cosme, Pegau, Charvin, etc. These aren't usually over $20.

Otherwise, old school chiantis work in the $15-22 range--Frescobaldi, Monsanto, Le Bocce, even Antinori Peppoli, etc.

For whites I enjoy greek moschofileros and assyrtikos, alsace pinot gris and blanc, and some bourgogne blancs by Pernot, Fichet, and (if you can find) PYC Morey for under $30.


Of course, this presumes that these wines are stylistically what you prefer to drink.
How is Pegau under $20? Plan de Pegau is more than that

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#34 Post by Ian Sutton »

What's you preferences Adam? My great QPR might be your DNPIM.

There are some cracking wines that are a touch rustic / lighter, but this might not be what you seek.
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#35 Post by Scott Watkins »

Pat Burton wrote:Vallana spanna is a go to for me
The Vallana Gattinara is also out for around $26
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#36 Post by Marc Hauser »

For whites, Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc-Viognier.

For reds, Di Majo Norante Sangiovese.

Both are super cheap, like $8-$11 range.
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#37 Post by Marc Hauser »

Oh, and Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Vines Zinfandel.

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#38 Post by Drew Goin »

The Faustino Rioja wines are great for the buck.

Did I mention Pipenos from Chile? A liter for $15-ish.

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Ian Sutton wrote:What's you preferences Adam? My great QPR might be your DNPIM.
I fail to understand how this cannot be everyone's first question. Adam, what do you like?

Pretending you said, "whatever you like"... first reds which come to mind are a couple of Guion's Bourgueil bottlings if you enjoy somewhat rustic Loire Cab Franc. I love it, probably more than many of my other purchases at multiples of the price, and it should probably comprise a much bigger percentage of my pile. But, you know... variety. For whites, last few years I've enjoyed a bunch of Collestefano's Verdicchio di Matelica at something like $12 or 13 per. Ian D'agata wrote "This (2012) is but one of many outstanding vintages for this wine. Let me be clear: I think it is probably Italy's single greatest white wine buy." It's certainly finer and more characterful than anyone could reasonably expect at this price.

Generally: like others I find tons of value in inexpensive traditional-leaning Rioja (at the lower end of pricing, yeah, Lopez de Haro flash-saled themselves from nowhere onto my "thrilled to find this when visiting the folks" radar) and also Bierzo (Mencia) reds, Chianti, Loire red/white/pink/blue/green/plaid and especially Muscadet, German Riesling...

But hey, you might loathe searing acidity or brett or anything but fruit flavors, in which case treat the above as "what not to buy".

Also generally, if you're bottom-feeding: flash sale sites, as long as you have the discipline to buy what you (reasonably expect to) like when the price is right, ignoring claimed "% off" etc. WTSO, Cinderella, Last Bottle - all have reliably good service, along with wildly variable inventory and deals.

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Chuck Anderson wrote:
Ian Sutton wrote:What's you preferences Adam? My great QPR might be your DNPIM.
I fail to understand how this cannot be everyone's first question. Adam, what do you like?
Ditto.

That said, I'll put in another plug for the Vieille Ferme Blanc as a general crowd pleaser. Tastes well above its price point.
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Chuck Anderson wrote:
Ian Sutton wrote:What's you preferences Adam? My great QPR might be your DNPIM.
I fail to understand how this cannot be everyone's first question. Adam, what do you like?
Well, since Adam hasn't given us any guidance, he's kind of left it open to us to name our favorites, hasn't he?
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Base level Borsao. I needed some wine for an event and it was the cheapest wine I had tasted that was palatable so we bought a few cases. It was excellent. I just bought another case for the princely sum of $5.99 a bottle. It is the best under-$10 wine I have had since the pre-hype Las Rocas 11+ years ago.

I had a bottle of the 2002 Borsao that got lost in my cellar and I opened it in 2008 because I figured I could at least use it for stew. Here is my note:
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    Hey! This stuff really ages. I was making beef stew tonight so this morning, after getting the other ingredients together in a pot, I pulled a bottle of 2002 Borsao and set it on the counter. As 5:00, I called my son, told him to uncork the wine, pour it into the pot, and put it in the oven. I asked him to leave a few ounces in the bottles for later. At 7:30, I uncorked the left over bottle on the counter and unceremoniously took a swig from the bottle, expecting to quench my curiosity more than my thirst. Intense and complex cherry and raspberry flavors with some pepper and spice. I poured the rest into a glass so I could write a proper note. Moderate red color but not opaque, a little like a dark ruby. Cherry on the nose. still the same palate. Tannins softened and sweet. No oak or vanilla. This is a bona fide very good to excellent wine, 88 pts without the QPR factor. I bought a case of this 4 years ago at Zachy's on sale for $4.59 per bottle. Best bargain since the $6 Le Montrachet I got in 1978. (88 pts.)
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#43 Post by Robert.A.Jr. »

2014 Baudry Les Granges

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Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva (most any vintage, but 2007, 2009 and 2010 are all great) if you are willing to tolerate some variable brett....For my money this offers as much bang for $13 as any red wine available. There was a recent thread on it, and some found too much chance of brett. I have had plenty of brett-free bottles, but also plenty of brett-bombs, and either way I enjoy the wine....

Also, almost any inexpensive wine from Eric Solomon's portfolio. Most recently a couple of $10-$12 Roussillon white wines available at Costco have been great--Novellum Chardonnay and a Domaine LaFage "Cuvee Centenair" (a blend of Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, and Rousanne).

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John Morris wrote:Well, since Adam hasn't given us any guidance, he's kind of left it open to us to name our favorites, hasn't he?
No guidance? That's just... berserk!

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#46 Post by John Morris »

Maybe he wanted edification from the rest of us [cough, cough].
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2013 Vietti dolcetto and barbera and 2012 perbacco nebbiolo have all been great wines for me. The perbacco is $20, the others are closer to $15.
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#48 Post by Dave McCloskey »

Drew Goin wrote:Bodegas Oliveres Altos de la Hoya Jumilla Monastrell
Yes indeed.

I'd also recommend Bodegas El Nido Jumilla Clio in the low $40's. Big wine.
McPrice Myers wines are also a great QPR. Never had a bad one.

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#49 Post by AdamK »

Thank you all for your replies.

Our current tastes go towards pinot, syrah and zin. Love cru beaujolais(but don't have much available local and ordering online seems pretty limited).

Also love sparking...our go to QPR is Gruet at this point.
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#50 Post by Ian Sutton »

Adam
Ta.
In the style of old school wine writers (as I don't know your local wine shops) :
If you like Pinot, then try Fumin from Aosta in Italy - a similar smokiness and more charm/character for your buck than Pinot IMO. Palliser estate from NZ do a very reliable and modest Pinot Noir.
If you like Syrah, then don't overlook some of the big Aussie wineries (Wynns, Jacob's Creek) who can make some decent wines that aren't oaked to the max. Also St Joseph in Northern Rhone for lighter/more elegant wines, and further south for Languedoc which is innovative and offers value
If you like Zin. Harder for me to recommend, but from nominally the same grape, Primitivo wines from Puglia can really impress (for me when the alcohol is kept moderate, but YMMV). Southern Rhone CdR such as Guigal's are often widely available, but also try some Gigondas for interesting Grenache wines
If you like Cru Bojo, then keep chasing it, plus Bojo Villages (the Dom Rocchette we had at the weekend was pleasant enough & came in modestly priced on the wine list). Also try some of the Loire Cab Franc based wines (e.g. Bourguiel, Chinon). More substantial and tannic, yet often bright & lively.
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