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Thought I'd try to spark some conversation and activity......

If I've been enjoying Pinot Noirs, Pinotages, Tempranillos and some (not super aggressive) Zinfandels, where should I go from here?

Sort of feel like I've been in a wine rut. Under $15 suggestions especially appreciated.
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From:thequeenofquiet
Date:April 22nd, 2011 06:03 am (UTC)
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malbec!
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From:ronebofh
Date:April 22nd, 2011 10:27 am (UTC)
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Seconded. Should be easy to find sub-$15 malbecs, too.
From:luckycee
Date:April 22nd, 2011 02:02 pm (UTC)
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Thirded! Has a nice peppery finish to it, I think.
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From:tracker7
Date:April 24th, 2011 08:01 pm (UTC)
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Oh, yes. Malbecs are good stuff.
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From:sarahk_2009
Date:April 22nd, 2011 06:12 am (UTC)
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I really really REALLY like Gallo FAmily Vineyards Moscato yum yum yum, very sweet, no bite and no bad after taste :)
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From:ronebofh
Date:April 22nd, 2011 10:26 am (UTC)
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Kind of different from what bella_sognatore's been drinking, though...
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From:sarahk_2009
Date:April 23rd, 2011 12:56 am (UTC)
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True, just thought if she wanted to switch it up a bit, but still keep it in the white wine family.. it might be fun to try :)
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From:fickery
Date:April 22nd, 2011 06:31 am (UTC)
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I’m all about the $15-and-under bottles, too! For something along the lines of a Pinot or Tempranillo, you might try Grenache/Garnacha, or a Grenache/Shiraz blend; or a Barbera or Dolcetto.

For something along the lines of a Zin or Cab or Pinotage, I’d second the Malbec suggestion, or maybe a Bonarda. I’d also recommend some of the more robust reds from southern Italy like Nero D’Avola.
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From:kytivafan
Date:April 22nd, 2011 11:00 am (UTC)
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How about a nice Riseling for a change of pace? Bree is one of my favorites.
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From:fickery
Date:April 22nd, 2011 04:16 pm (UTC)
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Ooh, I second this also.
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From:shoebucket
Date:April 22nd, 2011 05:12 pm (UTC)
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Valpolicella
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From:dsukiki
Date:April 23rd, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC)
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Agreed! Love this Italian grape. Also Sangiovese is comparable to a Malbec (IMO).
Chambourcin is dirt cheap and delicious here, dunno where you're at but it's an American grape, we grow it in KY all over the place!
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From:hrhqod1
Date:April 25th, 2011 12:06 am (UTC)
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So I noticed that you live in Duluth. I am unfamiliar with Minnesota wine. I tend to suggest people take a tour of their own state's vineyards. Michigan is resplendent with vineyards, the rich alluvial soils of the Great Lakes and all...so look into it. It might be fun.

Yeah, and what the other folks said: A good malbec is a beautiful thing.
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