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- zenda2 - 08-21-2001 12:43 PM

Let me recommend Laurel Glen vineyards '99 REDS. Bottle only says 'California Red Wine', it's a blend of old vine zinfandel, syrah, petite syrah, mourverde and grenache. Zin predominates, and with the zin, grenache and syrah(s) it's got spice for miles, nice long finish, great mouthfeel (not too hot, despite it's 13.5% alchohol). In short, it stands on it's own hind legs and says 'Go on, beat this for the money'. And that's hard to do. Priced about $8 locally, it goes very well with Mediterranean foods, grilled meats, anything a red wine ought to go with. Fans of Marietta Old Vine and Cline Cotes d' Oakley Rouge, take note. You're gonna like this.

Last and perhaps least...the corks amuse me. Every REDS cork has a picture of Mao or Lenin or some other famous commie printed on it along with a motto about REDS being the peoples choice. I hear, tho I haven't seen, that there used to be corks with J. Edgar Hoover saying 'go find them REDS'.

Tastes great, good price and boffo yucks in a bottle. What more can you ask?

- winoweenie - 08-21-2001 01:45 PM

You have found one of my favorite "dailies" for the last 4 vintages. Always lots of bang fer the Bucko. WW

- zenda2 - 07-09-2005 03:59 PM

One of our local winestores ran a special on Laurel Glen REDS last week, I picked up a boatload of the 2002 @ $5.98 per. Happy camper, me? Dang tootin'. When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. When life hands you REDS, make kebab.

- winoweenie - 07-09-2005 05:33 PM

One hecka'-of-a-pickup. I can see Drew having a caniption fit as he reads this. WW

- Drew - 07-11-2005 02:54 AM

Tis a great price indeed but I'm having fun with deals of my own in these parts eg. '02 Jewel Petite Sirah and '03 Firma for $8.


[This message has been edited by Drew (edited 07-11-2005).]

- Innkeeper - 11-01-2006 07:03 PM

Popped and drank an '03 Laural Glen Reds tonight ($9.99 NH Liq Store). Alcohol level: 14.5%. This vintage made from Zinfandel, Carignane, and Petite Sirah.

Gives a good shot of dark, dark fruit on the nose and upfront. More inky fruit, spice, and earthy complexity courses through the palate, and the finish is delightfully long.

Matched with loin tips teriyaki, pilaf, and spinach. Very, very nice.

Goodby for a while.

- Glass_A_Day - 11-02-2006 09:10 AM

I just read this post and found my local shop carries it at $9.99. Then I headed to read the newspaper and found the once a week wine page was all about this very wine. Sounds like great stuff. Will try some on my next shopping spree.

- Innkeeper - 12-04-2006 11:21 PM

Another hlaf bottle tonight with leftover beef stew, roasted baby Yukons, and salad. Nice way to spend a Monday night.

- winoweenie - 12-05-2006 11:07 AM

Must try onea' them hlafs meself.WW [img][/img]

- Innkeeper - 12-06-2006 09:15 PM

The second half tonight with sauteed loin ends, roasted Yukon Golds, and green beans almondine. It didn't hold up too well after two days in the fridge, but it was acceptable belly wash.