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Boarding Pass 2005 Shiraz

jackbauer Aug 27, 2008 08:15 AM

I tried this wine at a tasting last week and enjoyed it a great deal and bought a bottle for my roommate's birthday. I'm not a super expert on wines, but this tasted like a lot pricier bottle of wine than the $32 I spent. Has anyone else tried this wine?

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    zin1953 Aug 27, 2008 10:22 AM

    >>> I'm not a super expert on wines, but . . . <<<

    Trust YOUR palate: the most important thing you can eversay about a wine is "Yum" or "Yuck."

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    1. re: zin1953
      jackbauer Aug 28, 2008 06:15 AM

      Well said, you are absolutely right. I enjoyed this wine so much, I bought a bottle for myself. As a side note, I bought the Francis Coppola 2006 pinot noir as well and did not care for it particularly much.

    2. washingtonred Aug 27, 2008 11:12 AM

      I have had this one~ The packaging makes it great for a gift! The local wine shop had a special event Grateful Palate tasting last December. They have some very nice wines~ including Paringa, a sparkling Shiraz.


      1. boogiebaby Aug 27, 2008 02:02 PM

        Funny timing -- hubby and I were admiring this at Costco yesterday! We didn't pick it up (we already had 9 bottles in the cart!) but I was going to check out the ratings online. Think I'll have to get a bottle now!

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          orlwine Aug 28, 2008 07:38 PM

          The wine is perfectly fine, but $32 is a *very* high price for that wine.

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            Whits48 Aug 30, 2008 12:35 AM

            I agree, $32 is a high price for this wine unless maybe it was the "First Class" bottling.

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              jackbauer Sep 3, 2008 07:04 AM

              I started to feel like a dope for buying this at this price until I looked at the bottle last night. It is indeed the "First Class" bottle. Phew, I feel better.

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              spork5150 Aug 30, 2008 03:33 PM

              $30 is way too steep for this wine...I just paid $16.99 in CT for this...Good wine, but I felt that the 2004 was more unique with it's velvety palate and , I know dumb descrpt, buttered popcorn nose. I don't know who or where you bought this wine from, but $30 is a bit high.

              1. njfoodies Sep 2, 2008 10:53 AM

                This is a good wine for between $15 and $20. The First Class is good as well. Oretty good QPR on both of them in my opinion. -mJ

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