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Posted: 10/11/2005 9:29:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/11/2005 9:29:56 PM EDT by www-glock19-com]
I have been trying to find a decent wine for lie less than $10 a bottle
bought some turning leaf it tasted like shit
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 9:30:24 PM EDT
Anything in a box is bound to be a winner
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 9:31:15 PM EDT
do you guys have trader joe's?  theres the two buck chuck, its called Charles Shaw
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 9:31:48 PM EDT
I like burgandy.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 9:32:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/11/2005 10:45:29 PM EDT by raven]
Concha Y Toro is good and cheap.  Yellowtail wines are good and cheap, although the cab is really weird tasting.  Not bad, just weird. Acidic.  Has a zing to it no other wine has.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 9:33:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 9:36:49 PM EDT
Carlo Rossi, of course!

(It's the classy boxed wine...in a jug.)
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 9:37:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tsc:
Carlo Rossi, of course!

(It's the classy boxed wine...in a jug.)



Welcome to the site!
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 9:45:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 9:46:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 9:50:17 PM EDT
Wild Irish Rose!
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 9:50:28 PM EDT
I have to admit this thread and the board in general is better now that i have drank about 1/3 of the above mentioned turning leaf
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 10:33:21 PM EDT
dry or sweet?
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 10:40:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/11/2005 10:41:16 PM EDT by JS98010]
Remember, your finest wines usually have a handle on the bottle or have a pry-off cap.


Quality Wines





Link Posted: 10/11/2005 10:42:59 PM EDT
I just ask they guy in the store but the aussie stuff is supposed to be good
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 10:43:35 PM EDT
Your gonna want to avoid Cabernets and much of the stuff from California.

Try south American wines, they are very reasonably priced and typically rather mellow in style.

IMHO I prefer Malbec for its pleasant warmth, particularly Los Cardos, Trapiche, Trumpeteer, and Bodega Lurton (all of which you should find for less then 10$, although the Trumpeteer is a Malbec/shiraz blend and is a little more complicated on the palatte).

Now If you wont something a little bit more spicey, Australian Shiraz is the ticket, Look for Wulf Blass,  Penfolds, and Fat Croc.

Link Posted: 10/11/2005 10:46:17 PM EDT
The Yellowtails are nice.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 10:48:07 PM EDT
Two buck chuck is good, but four buck chuck is the winna.  75% Sonoma Valley grapes, wins a bunch of medals regularly, etc.

If you spend more than ten bucks on a bottle of wine, yuo are a tool.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 4:53:05 AM EDT
Vendange and Clos du Bois are inexpensive drinkable wines in my area. Can't stand the TJ' Chas Shaw crap. One place i worked(private club)wanted to put that shit on their wine list....

Link Posted: 10/12/2005 5:06:48 AM EDT
Kendall Jackson is good.  It's not 10 bucks a bottle (I think it's around 20), but it is pretty good.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 5:26:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/12/2005 5:27:18 AM EDT by AcidGambit]
Go find some Blackstone Merlot, it's like $8.99... It's fairly good wine. I feed it to girls who don't know shit about wine.

For $13-15 try to find some Marquis-Philips cab... It's really good shit.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 5:30:44 AM EDT
Riunite Lambrusco.

It's what I drink...at my gun shop.

Ask about the Hun's 'Hard Liquor n' Handguns Sale.'

Eric The(<hic>))Hun
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 5:36:42 AM EDT
the Aussie Little Penguin Cabernet is pretty good
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 5:39:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Burley:
The Yellowtails are nice.



I agree and I don't like wine very much.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 5:41:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 5:42:33 AM EDT
night train.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 5:50:42 AM EDT
Woodbridge - Robert Mondavi Select Vineyard Series - Merlot ot Cabernet
Good wine,  ~$10-12

D
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 5:56:25 AM EDT
A decent red wine that I use for large parties is Yellow Tail.  It can be had for $7/bottle and is a million times better than anything in a box or with a screw cap.  Just my .02
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 6:00:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Fourays2:
night train.



LOL - Discreetly packaged in its own paper bag, FREE!

...Front porch or stoop optional...
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 6:00:24 AM EDT
I like Kendall Jackson and Yellowtail.  I had some Yellowtail Cabernet this past weekend.

You can find some KJ for under $10.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 6:01:41 AM EDT
I suggest Bogle Merlot or Cabernet.  Both are very good medium body wines for the price ~ $8.  It's a California wine.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 6:03:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jvic:

Originally Posted By Burley:
The Yellowtails are nice.



I agree and I don't like wine very much.



I am going to third this. There are quite a few good reds from Chile as well. We just finished profiling about 100 reds for a company last month. We didn't find a lot of good product from the U.S. unfortunately.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 6:11:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Burley:
The Yellowtails are nice.



Never thought I'd agree with Burley....but there ya go.

Yes, especially the cabernet/shiraz blend.

Also the "Little Penguin" Cabernet is excellent.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 6:17:17 AM EDT
Jacob's Creek is a good1
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 6:27:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/12/2005 6:46:21 AM EDT by twl]
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 6:37:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/12/2005 6:37:47 AM EDT by Daytona955i]
Decent, cheap, and wine do not belong in the same sentence.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 7:17:09 AM EDT
Do you really think the '45s and immediate post war vintages were all they were cracked up to be?  Or was it a psychological effect from the war being over?  I have wondered that for years.  I have to say a properly aged Bordeaux is a true treat!

As for the question, there are a lot of good recommendations here.  Look to South Africa for some good selections of sub $10.00 reds.  South African shiraz and Cabs are pretty safe bets.

If you can crowd the $10.00 level then consider some of the domestic red Zinfandels.  They are monsters, flavor wise.  Try Rabbit Ridge Zin for about $8-9.00, or Rancho Zabaco's family of Zins.

For value you should try out the HRM Rex Goliath series of wines.  They retail for sub $10.00 and the Cab is very consistantly good.

Good luck,
And remember to not operate any heavy machinery when you are drinking.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 7:30:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 7:32:54 AM EDT
Gallo has a decent Cab and their Merlo isn't horrible.  Patty
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 7:46:59 AM EDT
Kendal Jackson, Rabbit ridge, Rosemount Estates these are listed in order of price and taste 12.00 down to 6 or 7.

I have and still will drink alot of crappy wine but if I am serving it to anyone else the min. is Kendal Jackson.  

Anyone else notice they are now putting were the grapes are grown and the % of grapes in the wine if it is blended. I think this is do to the growers suing Charles Shaw. If it is it backfired on the Growers HUGE.............

Link Posted: 10/12/2005 7:48:04 AM EDT
I appreciate the recommendation, but unfortunately I have very limited access to aged Bordeaux wines. It is time for me to develop the patience to properly age some new releases myself, because-as you pointed out- it is the affordable route to such treats.  

Best of luck,
Cheesebeast
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 8:18:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By EricTheHun:
Riunite Lambrusco.





+10 I love that stuff!
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 8:47:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By twl:
Also drank 1982 Ausone, Haut-Brion, LaTour, Mouton Rothschild, Cos d'Estournel, Pichon d'Loungueville,  Beycheville, Ducru-Beaucaillou, all excellent, but very expensive now.



Thats good stuff. I had a bottle of '85 or '86 and it was outstanding.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 8:54:25 AM EDT
For decent wine under $10 - look for Chilean wine. Specifically Montes. The exchange rate helps you out here.
K-J is OK. You get what you pay for, at least they are Sonoma grapes - for the most part.
Stay the hell away from two buck chuck. That stuff tastes like crap. Its for people who drink wine out of plastic cups.
If you can find California wines under $10 make sure the grapes are from Napa, Sonoma, or maybe Santa Ynez/Paso Robles. Central valley grapes are pretty bland so avoid them. Thats what they make the Chuck wines from.
I've had more bad luck than good with Aussie wines. So you are on your own there.

Your best bet is to find a wine shop that specializes in buying back odd lots from restaurants. High-volume places with a varied selection. You are more likely to get something good, though you probably won't be able to find it again at these types of places. And Costco can get some good values at times too.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 8:54:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Daytona955i:
Decent, cheap, and wine do not belong in the same sentence.


hahahahaha elitist swine!!! anything in a plastic bottle so it don't break when you're fighting over it with your grate buddies is good enough for me!!!

k-j, yellowtail...you might wanna try some of the south african cabernets, very dark and earthy.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 8:56:35 AM EDT
Well that would depend upon your taste.  The terms "decent" and "less than $10 a bottle" are usually mutually exclusive.

YPMV

(Your palate may vary)


CWO
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 8:57:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hardcorps1775:

Originally Posted By Daytona955i:
Decent, cheap, and wine do not belong in the same sentence.


hahahahaha elitist swine!!! anything in a plastic bottle so it don't break when you're fighting over it with your grate buddies is good enough for me!!!

k-j, yellowtail...you might wanna try some of the south african cabernets, very dark and earthy.




Whoa whoa whoa, don't get me wrong. I didn't say I wouldn't drink the cheap stuff, I am a college student.

I'm just saying that decent, cheap and wine don't really belong together, you can have decent wine, or you can have cheap wine. Sure cheap is different to different people, but still.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 11:59:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/12/2005 12:12:34 PM EDT by twl]
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 12:02:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JS98010:
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Link Posted: 10/12/2005 12:09:04 PM EDT
Add Smoking Loon to your list.  It won't impress the Caymus and Silver Oak crowd but it is under $10.
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