Joy Lindholm wrote:How about Pinot Noir? I'm sure it has been done before, perhaps could be limited to everywhere except Burgundy for a narrower focus? Although, I'm sure I will have some haters for that suggestion!
Or another idea would be German and Austrian red wines, if anyone is up for that?
Bob Parsons Alberta wrote:Cabernet Franc although some here have hinted at Merlot
Tim York wrote:Cabernet franc is one of my favourite grape varieties, so no problems about doing that again.
I would like to do Merlot sometime though I like the variety less than CF on its own but it does contribute to some stellar wines when there is some CF and CS in the blend.
Pinot Noir is never a problem.
I would love to do Austrian and German reds, if there were not an availability problem even here. There are some remote specialist dealers who do Austrians but I have rarely seen a German red here even though the Ahr valley is only some 2 hours fast drive away.
Robin Garr wrote:What say you all to "Value Pinot Noir," leaving the exact definition of "value" wide open for individual judgement?
Bill Hooper wrote: Pinot Family reunion (key the banjo music...)
David M. Bueker wrote:Given that value pinot noir tends to be one of THE worst values around I would vote a strong no on the value prefix at a minimum.
Cab Franc is delicious with turkey by the way, and since we always alllow blends using the focus grape it is a good way to get Salil to buy and open some Cheval Blanc!
Robin Garr wrote:David, would you like to make the call? I'm torn between all of these and don't have a strong feeling.
David M. Bueker wrote:Just for fun, how about "Merlot & Cabernet Franc - two great tastes that go great together (or not)"
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