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Old 01-12-2005, 05:07 PM   #1
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Better wine than Yellow tail - Jaob's Creek

Try Jacob's Creek wine instead of Yellow Tail. The same price where I live. The wine taste a bit more mature
than Yellow Tail to me.
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Re: Better wine than Yellow tail - Jaob's Creek
Old 01-12-2005, 08:05 PM   #2
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Anybody besides me try Tindindi yet? * I think Costco may be their sole US distributor, but I'm not sure.

Anyway, I think I'm addicted. *(Hick!)
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I'm sticking with Cut-Throat on this one.

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Maybe we are just getting a bad batch of Yellow Tail here in Georgia. The Yellow Tail I had (bougth a case of assorted wine) had a slight chemical taste and gave me a headache the next morning after only 2 glasses.
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Maybe we are just getting a bad batch of Yellow Tail here in Georgia. *The Yellow Tail I had (bougth a case of assorted wine) had a slight chemical taste and gave me a headache the next morning after only 2 glasses.
Was the chemical alcohol? How big were the glasses?

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I looked up this wine. I have not seen it yet, but will seek it out. Does it only come in a 3 liter Box?

Do you prefer this over Yellowtail Reds?
Costco carried 3-liter boxes of both their Cab and Chard. I only tried the Cab, and liked it fine.

I just started experimenting with box wines, but this one is good enough that I now consider bottles obsolete (never liked them anyway). I haven't found the Yellowtail in a box yet, so haven't tried it. The only other box I've tried is Tefft Cellars (I think it was a Merlot blend), and I wasn't really impressed with that one.

But my palate isn't very sophisticated, so don't blame me if it tastes like grape juice to you
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My palate is not all that sophisticated either, but I
kind of draw the line at boxes. I like the bottles.
In fact, I prefer the old standard size even if it costs a
bit more. Just a traditionalist I guess.

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Re: Better wine than Yellow tail - Jaob's Creek

A local winery admitted to me that modern screw-on bottlecaps are better for the wine than corks, but until a big name French wine starts using them only the cheap cheap wines will dare.

I suspect box wines are the same way; the lack of oxygen in the bag should keep the wine really well. My only box wine experiences are Franzia and an even cheaper white zinfindel, though, and I quit liking them after moving close to a winery and sampling their offerings.

Opened a bottle of Reindeer Chardonnay (gift) recently and noticed the cork wasn't cork but some kind of foam. Odd.

I bought a lot of Yellow Tail for Christmas gifts but haven't had any myself yet.
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I like the bottles. *In fact, I prefer the old standard size even if it costs a bit more. *Just a traditionalist I guess.
JG, the bottles are fine as long as you drink the whole thing in a single sitting. * *I see a day coming soon when you and Mrs Galt sit down to a nice candle-lit dinner, and squirt some wine out of the box
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