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Newbie ..just learning about Reds Hi Snooth Family

Posted by choklit71, Mar 24, 2010.

I wanted to say hello. I joined a few weeks ago but haven't had a chance to update my profile. I am happy a site like this exists. For someone like me who is just getting my feet wet I appreciate all the information I have access to on here. I look forward to making some Snooth buddies.

 I love red wine...specifically malbecs and pinot noir but like I said in the subject..I'm just learning. My everyday wine of choice is Bella Serra pinot noir..but  I also love Chabert. Anyone got any recommendations please feel free.


Reply by zufrieden, Mar 24, 2010.

Welcome aboard.  You are going to find a host of Pinot Noir lovers like me as well as many converts to the rustic charms of Malbec.  Do you have any preferences for (say) European over New World versions of these wines?

Reply by Philip James, Mar 24, 2010.

Welcome aboard - did you read today's email? We wrote about NZ Pinot



Reply by amour, Mar 25, 2010.

choklit71    ......BIG WELCOME FROM US ALL ON SNOOTH!!!

Try to taste widely.....!

May I suggest ARGENTINA .....SALENTEIN Malbec

and LUIGI BOSCA Malbec Single Vineyard.

Also ALTA VISTA Malbec Grand Reserva.

SNOOTH has many for you to choose from!


Reply by penguinoid, Mar 26, 2010.

NZ Pinot Noir is definitely worth looking out for, they make some great wines there. Two Paddocks is very good, as is Ata Rangi. Craggy Range has a great reputation and apparently their Pinot Noirs are good, but I've not had a chance to try them yet.

Also worth looking out for are there syrahs and Bordeaux-style blends from Hawke's Bay (especially from the sub-region Gimblett Gravels). Craggy Range are good here, too.

I'm not sure how widely available it is, but I recently got to taste the 2008 Bress Macedon Pinot Noir from Victoria in Australia. I hadn't had much luck with Australian Pinot Noir in the past (I'd found a few good ones, maybe, but not many and not up to the standard set by Burgundy or NZ), but this one really is worth looking out for and trying.

Reply by amour, Mar 26, 2010.

How many times am I going to sing the praises of South Afica ???

Please try to approach the wines of South Africa ! PLEASE....

You will be rewarded thrice!

Are you able to get any in your location...or on-line?

I just discovered IDELIA from the SWARTLAND very soft and natural.

You may not find it.

It is a limited release wine.

It is multi-dimensional...with layers and layers of fruit

and well harmonised oaking  (BUT SUBTLE/SOFT)and that lingering

 after taste.....vanilla....berries...coffe/mocha....... a sheer joy!!!!

Reply by Carly Wray, Mar 29, 2010.

Hi there, we're happy to have you! I second Amour's suggestion to check out South Africa -- and zufrieden is right that you've stumbled into a nest of Pinot lovers. :) I'm a Pacific Northwest fanatic myself, and as such will suggest you check out our latest round-up of Oregon Pinots.

Reply by amour, Mar 29, 2010.

Thanks....had you not mentioned,Carly Wray, I may well have missed many affordable more clothing shopping for moi...only wines!!!

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