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Aug 7, 2006 04:56 AM

Kangaroo Ridge Merlot at 99 Cents Only

Magnums of this very pleasant, silky and complex Australian in Magnums at 25% the price of Chuckie's.

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    1. re: Pei

      Several notches above Chuckies and well worth it. Drier and more complex flavor. I bought 1 bottle and went back the next day to pick up a case and it was all gone.

      1. re: Pei

        Since you asked, slightly syrupy but delightfully fruity big red with berry overtones, smooth on the palate with pleasant reminders of ripe summer fruit and the slightest hint of burgundy. Best paired with tomatoey pasta dishes redolent of fresh basil and garlic, thick and well marbled charcoal broiled steaks slathered in fershly made portabella mushroom sauce and carmelized onions, a hearty beef goulash or beef bourginon brimming with fresh veggies, and aged blue veined cheeses served at room temperature on crispy water crackers.

        1. re: bernardo

          Even though I don't live in your area, I love your posts about 99 cent wine. First, I would never have known to look in 99 cent type-stores for wine. Also, part of the reason I don't get too involved in wine is the cost. I so like hearing about your wine finds and how they pair with food. Thanks.

          1. re: rworange

            While in truth I can afford to shop the snootiest of wine shops, there's something delightfully perverse about slumming the 99s for outrageous bargains. I've heard the Beverly Hills location parking lot overflowed with BMWs and Mercedes during the recession as those poor down & outs scratched for deals. In my neigborhood its more likely to find patrons scratching their heads trying to figure out what the hell is Voigner anyhow? Something quite nice, actually, I tell them. Perhaps at times capitalism and egalitarianism actually do coexist.

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