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    OK so not an expensive wine drinker at all, I don't buy anything more than 10-20 dollars but after all the talk here about Jordan cab I wanted to buy a bottle for my dad, I managed to find a 2011. Question is should I tell him to let it sit for awhile or just open it up? Thanks and sorry if this is a dumb question
     
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    Drink it.

    Unless he has proper wine storage, he's not going to be able to age it anyway.
     
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    Thanks shifter!
     
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    I love aged wine, but not everyone does. I'd say drink it unless he knows he likes how an older wine tastes and, as shifter says, has proper storage for it.
     
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    After the silly argument in gamesman's thread I was going to start a thread similar to this one. The question at hand: what do you guys like at the $20 and $50 price points?
    I'm usually drinking sub-$10 Pinot noir, cab or Shiraz. Thanks for any suggestions, even if they are Jordan!
     
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    At $20 I'd look for Costco Kirkland signature series .. The cab and meritage's I've had are very good for the price.. These days I'm mostly drinking those or $100+ bottles
     
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    We drink locally, for the most part. That's why it is hard for me to recommend a lot of stuff since most folks won't have access to it. When buying "blind" as it were, think regions/varietals that are known for high quality value -- Martinborough Sauv Blanc, Vacqueyras or Gigondas instead of Chateauneuf, etc. And think larger AVAs instead of stuff that's getting down to specific vineyards, in other words, Willamette Valley Pinot instead of Evening Lands Seven Springs Vineyard Le Source Pinot.
     
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    A couple good points. I'd add that most wine isn't even intended to be "aged." A lot of people get roped in by a date, and then they get doped, so to say. Ask the vintner his/her intent; they don't want you drinking it when it sucks.
     
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    Absolutely best advice. Most wine in the store is meant to be drunk now.
     
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    :)

    Several of our more "esteemed" vintners here are huge advocates of extremely timely even "inappropriately early" consumption. Obviously here we're talking a lot of Pinot (and Chardonnay), and the aging decision is determined by the grapes ... unless someone is just headstrong and thinks he/she can make the fruit do what it will not do. Even w/i our tiny AVA, one side of the hills lends itself to more of a Burgundian product than the other.

    And we also see it with the Syrah growers. Cool-weather Syrah cannot be treated like the hot-clime stuff.
     

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