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by Fred McMillin
The Big Bargain Battle
|12th||-||California—Sauvignon Blanc, Dunnewood, 2002, $7|
|11th||-||California—Red Heritage Cuvée, Curtis, 1999, $12|
|10th||-||France—Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé, B&G, 1999, $7|
|9th||-||California—Chardonnay, Talus, 2002, $8|
|8th||-||France—Merlot, Fortant, 1989, $7|
|7th||-||California—Merlot, R. Mondavi, Private Selection, 2001, $11|
|6th||-||France—Merlot, B&G, 1999, $7|
|5th||-||California—Merlot, Talus, 2001, $8|
|4th||-||California—Chardonnay, Echelon, Central Coast, 2002, $10|
|3rd||-||California—Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenet, 2001, $18|
|2nd||-||California—Merlot, Ironstone, 2000, $10|
And we're No. 1!
|1st||-||California—Merlot, Wild Horse, 2001, $18|
The picky panel selected the French $7 B&G Merlot as the Best Buy of the Bunch. Other than that, the Golden State had the better bargains with nine winners and only three losers. Merlot fans will be very happy with the $10 Ironstone and the $18 Wild Horse.
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.
This page created May 2004
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