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by Fred McMillin
Which Is Drinking Better Right Now...
|12th||-||2000 St. Supery Napa Valley Chardonnay, $18|
|11th||-||2000 Beringer Founders' Estate Chardonnay, $12|
|10th||-||2001 Guenoc Chardonnay, Guenoc Valley, $17|
|9th||-||2001 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Sauvignon Blanc, $9|
|8th||-||2000 Gundlach-Bundschu Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, $32|
|7th||-||2001 Edna Valley Vineyard Paragon Pinot Noir, $15|
|6th||-||2001 Dry Creek Vineyard Sonoma County Fumé Blanc, $12|
|5th||-||2000 Talus Lodi Shiraz, $9|
|4th||-||2000 Steele Catfish Vineyard Zinfandel, $18|
|3rd||-||2000 Domaine Alfred Chamisal Pinot Noir, $28|
|2nd||-||2001 Sobon ReZerve Zinfandel, $24|
And the big enchilada...
|1st||-||2000 Cinnabar "Mercury Rising" Red Blend, $17|
The Whites—The three vintage 2001 white winners all ranked higher than the two 2000 winners. Buy the 2001s.The Reds—Five of the seven red winners were from the earlier vintage. So buy the 2000s.
About the Writer
Fred McMillin, a veteran wine writer, has taught wine history for 30 years on three continents. For information about the wine courses he teaches every month at either San Francisco State University or San Francisco City College (Fort Mason Division), please fax him at (415) 567-4468.
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