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Aug 16, 2007 02:35 PM

Searching for something like J. Lohr Cab or EXP Syrah

Hi hounds,

I can't get my two fave sipping wines in Ontario (I have to go to other provinces to buy them)so I'm looking for alternatives that have the same sort of body and taste as the J. Lohr Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon or RH Phillips EXP Syrah. Any recs?


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  1. WRT alternatives to the Paso Robles Cabernet, check and see if your local vendors stock any good Maipo Valley Chilean cabs.

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    1. re: Chicago Mike

      Thanks Chicago Mike! My local vendor stocks one VERAMONTE CABERNET SAUV. MAIPO (FRANCISCAN) so will have to try it out!

      1. re: wino22

        It looks like I can only get the Bogle Merlot here - do you know if that's any good?

        1. re: n10sity

          The Bogle Petite Sirah isn't like the other wines listed...but again is available through the local agency...would you like the contact info?

        2. re: wino22

          I like the Jewell Petite Sirah, as well. It is $10-12 in Oregon. World Market carries it. Rosenblum Vintner's Cuvee Zinfandel is nice and jammy and was selling for $12-15 at Costco and Trader Joe's locally.

        3. The Lohr can be ordered through the local agency

          Ontario Barrique Wine Imports Ltd.
          Phone: 416-598-0033 extension 226
          Fax: 416-598-2144

          Please include:
          - full name
          - address (and major intersection)
          - phone number

          All orders are COD. Payment can be made by Visa, MasterCard, AMEX or cheque.

          There is a one case minimum order (12 bottles unless otherwise noted). All orders will take a minimum of 48 hours to process and deliver.

          Delivery to a single destination within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is free of charge. Delivery outside of the GTA can be arranged.

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          1. re: robgm

            wow - didn't know i could do that - thanks!