suggestions needed: Cannonau or Grenache mix -- relative newbie


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suggestions needed: Cannonau or Grenache mix -- relative newbie

tb_baltimore | Jul 3, 2010 07:08 PM

We've recently tried to be consistent wine drinkers (one or two glasses a day) after reading in Michael Pollan's work about the value of moderate wine consumption. In particular, acting on a lead from the Blue Zones book, we tried a Sardinian Cannonau that was quite nice, but had to be special ordered by our wine seller here in Baltimore. Since then we've experimented with Garnacha (Grenache) from Spain and some mixes. The Spanish Grenache were much too strong for us (for example the Tres Picos tasted more like cough syrup to us), but some of the mixes from other countries have been quite nice (e.g. the Torbreck "Cuvee Juveniles" w/Grenache/Mataro/Shiraz from Australia). Are there other mixes that you'd recommend?

We considered some of the French blends, but they seem to be priced about double the Italian and the Australian wines in this category and we'd like to be in the $15-30 or so price range.

Our local wine store is quite good, but we're curious to learn more and are open to suggestions.

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