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American Wine Rec'd

keely | Mar 10, 2005 12:25 PM

I need the help of chowhounds. I have been living in France for the past 4 years, and have become addicted to good, relatively inexpensive (under E35) French wine. I probably imbibe about 4 bottles a week. Having turned 21 while in France (left the US at 18), I never got ‘used’ to American wines (even though I grew up in Sonoma County). Now I will be graduating in May and returning to the US. French wine is a bit expensive in the US and I believe being on a beginners salary, I will probably only afford to buy it every couple of weeks. I find that I have no idea what constitutes a good American Wine. So… The question… What are good American wines, for about $25 a bottle?

As a reference for what I consider ‘Good Wines’:

- Reds: I tend to drink red wine at least 90 percent of the time. My fav is Bordeaux. Especially Haut-Medoc, Saint Emilion, and St. Estephe. Basically the fuller the body, the better. Lately, I’ve been buying ’98 Haut-Medoc and loving it.

- Whites: I am not a big fan of white wine. If I get white wine, I order Chablis or Sancerre.

Please help me keep my wine addiction in play.

I would also be interested Australian wines, if they fit the bill.

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