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Best Red wine under $12

Mission May 25, 2001 11:29 PM

Please post your favorite "cheap"reds

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    Ann L. May 27, 2001 10:20 PM

    In Berkeley, there's a terrific place for affordable bottles. Let the owner know your style preference and he will come up with some good things at prices that will astound you. The stock is always changing, which makes it a lot of fun. For instance, you'll find some yummy Italian, French, and Spanish reds. (A Rhone we tried lately that was nice was Mas de Coste. I can't remember the price, but I think it was about $8.) The name of the shop is Odd Lots. It is at 1025 San Pablo Ave. near the corner of Marin.

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      Melanie Wong May 28, 2001 08:30 PM

      Here's the REAL link to the previous thread about value wines.

      (do try the date shake, linked in fresh date thread)

      Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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      Larry Stein May 27, 2001 04:08 PM

      As a general rule, you can't go wrong with the current crop of Cotes du Rhones on the market, both '98s and 99s.

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        Brandon Nelson May 27, 2001 01:48 AM

        Someone is on a mission...

        I have always thought that J. Lohr (seven oaks?) cabernet sauvignon was a really great value. I has gotten progressively more expensive over the past few years though. @ 12 to 14 bones a bottle .


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          Tom Marvel May 26, 2001 03:09 PM

          I visit Weimax in Burlingame for their selections of best price performers and am always happy with their discoveries. A deep, nicely oaked red called Muruve is available in "joven" and "crianza" formats, $6.99 and $9.99 before their case discount.
          I also found a French Burgundy of the "Rully" appellation on sale there for $7.99.
          They turned me on to Falesco winery's "Vitiano" for $9, a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot.

          They have a cool web site, so you can peruse before visiting (don't miss their free-wine tasting offer on the front page). www.weimax.com


          Link: http://www.weimax.com

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