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German Red Wine?

shelbyeileen Apr 8, 2009 09:15 PM

Does anyone have any suggestions for a good German Red Wine? Something beyond the regular Dornfelder?

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  1. linguafood RE: shelbyeileen Apr 8, 2009 09:32 PM

    Lemberger, Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch. Tast-ola.

    1. ibstatguy RE: shelbyeileen Apr 8, 2009 09:40 PM

      why not a spatburgunder? there are some wonderful German PNs. check out the wines being imported by Rudi Wiest or Truly Fine Wines (both are here in lovely San Diego County of all places)

      1. SteveTimko RE: shelbyeileen Apr 8, 2009 10:26 PM

        Just tasted a 2007 Becker Landgraf pinot noir two weekends ago and it was only $22. Lots of spice and not too ripe. Some where between Burgundy and California. There isn't a lot of red German wine imported into the United States, from what I can tell.

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          hungry_pangolin RE: shelbyeileen May 7, 2009 12:08 PM

          St Laurent can be decent.

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            ORLYFACTOR RE: hungry_pangolin May 7, 2009 09:46 PM

            Yeah, i love it too.

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              linguafood RE: ORLYFACTOR May 8, 2009 03:58 AM

              Not German, but Austrian. But good.

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            jamesj RE: shelbyeileen Jul 18, 2009 08:36 PM

            I had a bottle of Regent recently, a newer grape which is getting more common in the Pfalz at least. If you're in the area, Weingut Egon Schmitt, just outside Bad Durkheim, has some great reds. They don't export though.

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