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Vermentino rec?

notmartha Nov 30, 2007 12:33 PM

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. TBird RE: notmartha Nov 30, 2007 12:53 PM

    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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      TBird RE: TBird Nov 30, 2007 12:55 PM

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

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        ibstatguy RE: TBird Dec 3, 2007 05:57 PM

        the Costamolino is a hands down QPR winner...

      2. monkuboy RE: notmartha Nov 30, 2007 02:22 PM

        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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          iwantmytwodollars RE: monkuboy Dec 3, 2007 11:03 PM

          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.

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          kenito799 RE: notmartha Dec 3, 2007 08:49 AM

          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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            obob96 RE: kenito799 Dec 4, 2007 05:33 AM

            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. notmartha RE: notmartha Dec 4, 2007 07:06 PM

            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. Husky RE: notmartha Dec 4, 2007 07:10 PM

              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.


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