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WineDay Annex Wine Picks
for March 14, 1997
by Fred McMillin

Best Buys

5th  -  A Semillon by Cline, 1994, Sonoma Valley, $10
4th  -  A White Zinfandel by Barefoot Cellars, Non-Vintage, $5
3rd  -  A Sauvignon Blanc by Renaissance, 1994, No. Yuba, $9
2nd  -  A Semillon-Chardonnay, M.G. Vallejo, 1993, $7
Winner  -  A Chardonnay by Viala, 1995, from Italy, $7

Best Wines

5th -  A Sauvignon Blanc by J. Phelps, 1995, Napa Valley, $14.50
4th -  A Chardonnay by Sonoma Creek, 1995, Sonoma County, $17
3rd -  A Chard by Ventana, "J. Douglas Reserve," 1992, Monterey, $25
2nd -  A Merlot by Gary Farrell, 1993, Ladi's Vineyard, Sonoma County, $20
Winner -  An "Oakville" Cab by R. Mondavi, 1993, Napa Valley, $28

Note—All of these wines have been tasted by my panel recently. The list will be updated frequently as new wines are released. A Best Buy tasting of reds is coming up; meanwhile, in the $10 range try the Rutherford Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon or the Black Opal (Australia) "Cabernet-Merlot."


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