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BIG Juicy Reds...Russian River or Dry Creek

shf66shf Aug 29, 2009 08:38 PM

I will have only 1 day to tour wineries. We will be staying in Russian River. Some on the site have suggested Hop-Kiln, Hartford, Mazocco. Should we focus the day on Russian River or Dry Creek. I love the Rhone varietals. Reds that have a big, strong start and a smooth finish. I love single varietals or blends of Mourvedre, Tannat, Petite Verdot, Grenache. Any suggestions?

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    whiner RE: shf66shf Aug 30, 2009 03:03 AM

    Russian River

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      mzsnowhite RE: shf66shf Aug 30, 2009 08:04 AM

      A Rafenelli - Dry Creek. A fabulous Estate Cabernet

      Raymond Burr - Dry Creek . They do an incredible Cabernet Franc.


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        Adamsimpson RE: shf66shf Aug 30, 2009 12:52 PM

        Your in the wrong area for those varietals, but if you like the mourved/grenache go for the
        Russian River as you will find big juicy Pinots with bright clean acidity. Dry Creek is known for their Zins.

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          shf66shf RE: shf66shf Aug 30, 2009 05:17 PM

          Thanks to all for your input. Whiner, I wrote down the wineries you sent to me on a former posting of mine. I am going to stick to RR. Thanks!

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