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gplayerjr
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Wine Experts: Please recommend a red wine for gift
Looking to spend around $50 per and need 4 bottles. Any good recommendations? Thanks in advance


kingbob
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re: Wine Experts: Please recommend a red wine for gift
Manischewitz, you can get them for like $5/bottle.


Ancient Astronaut
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Shalome


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4shore
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upgrayedd
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re: Wine Experts: Please recommend a red wine for gift
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Manischewitz, you can get them for like $5/bottle.


Mogen David for the win


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shutterspeed
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re: Wine Experts: Please recommend a red wine for gift
Boone's Farm.

Wild Vines if you wanna get fancy.


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sec13rowBBseat28
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Frank Family


Ripley
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Image: http://bestbuyliquors.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/0/0/0000-ramsay-pinot-noir-north-coast-2008.png


Best wine I've ever had and it's between $25-$30 a bottle.

ETA: visit this site for reviews of what you're looking for OP. Gives you price range and star rating criteria and seems to get a lot of traffic for reviews Vivino.com
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slinger1317
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re: Wine Experts: Please recommend a red wine for gift
In your set of 4, include a Malbec. It's a South American wine that's very smooth. Make sure it's from Argentina. I've had French Malbecs and they aren't that great.


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John McClane
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If you can find Biale for $50, jump on it


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Kcrad
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re: Wine Experts: Please recommend a red wine for gift
Any Cab from Paso Robles, California.

You can't go wrong.
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HogBalls
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re: Wine Experts: Please recommend a red wine for gift
Night Train or Wild Irish Rose.


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Bmath
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re: Wine Experts: Please recommend a red wine for gift
The best wine you've ever had was a Pinot Noir?

OP, move this to the Food/Drink board.


tigerpimpbot
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It's $ 31.99 per bottle on wine dot com but you can get it for $15 per bottle from this Saratoga wine exchange site.


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Ripley
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re: Wine Experts: Please recommend a red wine for gift
Yeah PN's are my go-to so I admit I'm pretty biased. It's easy drinking and goes with a variety of food choices.


Kcrad
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re: Wine Experts: Please recommend a red wine for gift
Not a fan of PN.

Cab man myself.


GeorgeTheGreek
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re: Wine Experts: Please recommend a red wine for gift
You recommended a PN?



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nvcowboyfan
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re: Wine Experts: Please recommend a red wine for gift
Rombauer Fiddletown Zinfandel
Sold out until 2014 vintage released next month
Absolutely incredible


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yurintroubl
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re: Wine Experts: Please recommend a red wine for gift
I like to give the gift of Italian wine. Most folks never venture beyond pinot grigio, Chianti or proseco - which leaves about 1000ish microclimates you could wow them with.

As a general rule - try to go with odd years over even ones if you have the option on vintage.

My reigning favorite bottle for <$20 is Marchesi di Gresy Barbera. A lighter bodied red (in density, not flavor) that ddefinitely outkicks its coverage for the price.
Image: http://www.marchesidigresy.com/images/foto/vini/rossi-quotidiani/big/barbera-asti-docg.png


My favorite Italian red is Amarone. It'S BIGGER than most merlots..in flavor and ABV. Best bang for your buck around $50/bottle is going to be Tomasi. The 2012 scored a 93 with Wine Spectator... Let it breathe for 15 minutes and you get big velvety black cherry notes up front and clove-ey walnuty chocolate traces on the finish.
Image: http://www.lcbo.com/content/dam/lcbo/products/356220.jpg/jcr:content/renditions/cq5dam.web.1280.1280.jpeg width=600




ETA:

Had to unmoisten folks
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Kcrad
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re: Wine Experts: Please recommend a red wine for gift
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Moist folks never venture beyond pinot grigio



Color me intrigued.


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