Under-$20 wine recommendations - June/July


It's been a while since we've had one of these threads, and we've been opening quite a number of tasty under-$20 wines. Here's the pick of the litter in our household:
2006 Schloss Gobelsburg "Gobelsburger" Grüner Veltliner 2005 Schloss Gobelsburg "Gobelsburger" Riesling 2005 Luneau-Papin Muscadet Sevre et Maine "Clos des Allees" 2005 Michel Tete Clos du Fief Julienas 2005 Jean-Paul Brun Beaujolais L'Ancien Vieilles Vignes 2005 Domaine de Vissoux Beaujolais Vieilles Vignes 2004 Domaine de L'Espigouette Cotes du Rhone Vieilles Vignes 2001 Edmunds St. John "Los Robles Viejos"
Reply to
Mark Lipton

2006 Max Müller Volkskacher Ratsherr Silvaner Kabinett 2006 St. Urbans-Hof Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Kabinett 2006 Schellmann Gelber Muskateller (made by Fred Loimer)
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Dave Devine

2006 Alain Brumont Vin De Pays des Côtes de Gascogne Gros Manseng ~US $10.00 2005 Luis J. Perez M4 Bullas Monastrell ~US$13.00
Reply to
AyTee

Nice list. Is this the white ESJ Los Robles Viejos? Agree re the Gobelsburg GV, Brun, and Vissoux. Have the L-P Allees, but haven't opened yet.
Sorry I forgot it was my job to start this list every month or two!
For summer, I'll list 2 crisp whites, 2 fresh roses, and 2 light reds:
2004Branger " Terroir Les Gras Moutons" Muscadet 2005 Terres Dorees (JP Brun) Beaujolais Blanc 2006 Chivite "Gran Fuedo" Rosado 2006 Edmunds St John Bone Jolly Rose 2005 Borsao (Campo De Borja) 2005 Borgogno Freisa d'Asti
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DaleW

I checked out Chamber Street Wines and saw exactly what your talking about! Don't get me wrong I do love to have French wines, but not every night! When I saw that there was only one Argentinean Malbec and only two Australian Shiraz I knew this mailing list wouldn't be for me. I would love to find a wine mailing list that was WIDE OPEN! This is the one quality that separates most wine drinkers from most domestic (US) beer drinkers. A Bud drinker is a Bud drinker and nothing else.
Sean
No, more like Mark got on the Chambers St mailing list!
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Sean E. Slindee

There are basically two categories of good wine shops IMHO- the bigger operations (Zachys, WineLibrary, K&L, Winex, Sams, Astor, etc) that try to do some of everything , and the more boutique styled operations such as Chambers. The latter don't try to be all things, but concentrate on the type of wines they particularly enjoy.
I'm on mailing lists of many shops, of both types. The difference is that with Zachys etc I tend to watch mailers for wines I already know, while with Chambers I might be more likely to take a chance on an unknown wine based on their notes(as I know David's and Jamie's tastes tend to match well with mine, at least in Loire, Austria, Beaujolais, etc). If your tastes are closer to Australia or Argentina, you might try to find a boutique wine shop with those as areas of concentration (Garagiste or Southern Hemisphere perhaps?).
One size does not fit all! :)
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DaleW

By the way, if Malbec is a fave, today (Tuesday) is 15% off day at Astor (astorwines.com). It's often not practical to pay shipping on less expensive bottles (the $1.69 Lost Vineyards will be more than $5 with ground shipping). But if your state typically charges sales tax on wine, non-taxed out of state bottles usually have a breakeven point where shipping is less than sales tax.
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DaleW

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