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My hubbie really liked a Vermentino he had when we dined at an Italian restaurant a few weeks ago. It's by Moris Farms and I have a hard time finding it. Google and wine search basically came up empty.

So my options are to pay $48 at the restaurant to get a bottle (which seems way overpriced), or find something better or equivalent.

Any recommendation on a good vermentino that's widely available, or can be mail ordered?

Thanks in advance!

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  1. year in year out, solid rec is Argiolas Vermentino di Sardegna Costamolino. check wine-searcher.com, i am not sure what year is available right now(i recently finished the last of a few cases of the 05's). these can usually be found for right under $10.

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    1. re: TBird

      ok, so a quick search shows the 06's are now available and slightly above $10($10.45)...still worthy. :-)

      1. re: TBird

        the Costamolino is a hands down QPR winner...

      2. Tablas Creek makes that varietal, if you don't mind a California wine. I haven't had it myself but I've had other Tablas Creek wines and they are a 1st class operation. They currently have a 2006 for sale, kind of steep at $27 but cheaper than paying $48 from a restaurant.

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        1. re: monkuboy

          Had the Tablas Creek Vermentino, too, and we liked it. But paying $27 for what is basically blending grapes is just too much to take.

        2. There is one from Sadegna with a langoustine on the label...it is good, I don't think it is pricey. Second the Argiolas Costamolino--great stuff for the price. I liked their rose too.

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          1. re: kenito799

            For a slightly richer (but still crisp) version, try the Funtanaliras Vermentino di Gallura, made by the co-op Cantina Sociale del Vermentino. It's around in many better shops, and costs about $11-12 max

          2. Thanks all for the suggestions! Finally a local source for Argiolas so I'll try that first. Will check out the other recs for comparison later.

            1. Siena Imports, based in SF, with an LA office, is the importer of Moris Farms.

              If you call the SF office, ask for Jason, Serena or Romano Chietti.

              http://www.sienaimports.com/SI2/conta...