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Poll: My favorite oaky red is:
  • 20.9% - Merlot 217
  • 28.5% - Cabernet 296
  • 15.3% - Syrah 159
  • 26.9% - Pinot Noir 280
  • 8.4% - Other (comments, please) 87
1039 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

silveri


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Mine would be the Quercus rubra ;)

thunar123


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2006 Cline Cellars Ancient Vines Mourvedre. Best red I've ever had.

curtisuxor


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Better dead than red.

cksphd


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Malbec!

Truly, most of what comes out of Mendoza is excellent.

Wish Woot would have more of it!

jtmacc99


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I really love the Cabernet based reds, so that gets my vote.

Although, if I walked into a store today I would probably end up buying a Zinfandel or a some sort of Italian Red, because those are my comfort wines. They make me happy.

spiralspeaker11


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Too many new world cabs are over oaked. I don't like wine that tastes like I'm licking wood chips. The most surprisingly pleasant oak balance I've had lately is in a zin (Mobius 2009) -- dark fruit, rich winter spices, a hint of pepper, and just enough oak to support the flavor without overwhelming it.

revoluciano


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I like real oak trees.

cmaldoon


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I am not a big fan of oak on my cabs but occasionally I like a hearty Zin with a big touch of oak (goes great with sausages on the BBQ) and I have also been known to enjoy a Syrah on occasion that is very dark with a large but smooth smoky vanilla oak component.

It's great as a change of pace but not my every day choice.

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omomma


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cksphd wrote:Malbec!

Truly, most of what comes out of Mendoza is excellent.

Wish Woot would have more of it!


YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love me some Malbec!

michele13009


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spiralspeaker11 wrote:Too many new world cabs are over oaked. I don't like wine that tastes like I'm licking wood chips. The most surprisingly pleasant oak balance I've had lately is in a zin (Mobius 2009) -- dark fruit, rich winter spices, a hint of pepper, and just enough oak to support the flavor without overwhelming it.



I'm with you. If I wanted to taste wood in my wine, I would go get a piece of bark to chew on. I'm a fan of Zin and Melbecs when I drink reds, as of late.

lmsieu


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Rioja! Specifically: Rioja by Marques de Caceres

Lily
and the dog.

Face76


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I hate oak anything.

edlada


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lmsieu wrote:Rioja! Specifically: Rioja by Marques de Caceres



I agree that Rioja and a little oak is a nice combination. With the poll choices, IMHO, less is more.

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DarthTagnan


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I don't like oaky wines. Blech!

DarthTagnan


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Face76 wrote:I hate oak anything.



+1 - I wish I'd seen your post before I posted mine.

avolesef2


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Malbec for sure

Josepdin


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Other: Malbec

jonathanleshin


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Surprised to see no choice of Italian wines. I prefer Amarone or Barolo's by far. They fit well with heavy style italian dishes. Barbera for lighter dishes.

sethweese


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Whiskey !!!