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Wine Picks
for July 1, 1998
(Wines that are the most pleasing today... 15 tasters.)

by Fred McMillin


$10 Maximum

8th - Chardonnay by Tarapaca (Beringer), Chile, '97, $7
7th - Chardonnay (Sundial) by Fetzer, California, '97, $8
6th - Zinfandel by Talus (Sebastiani), California, '95, $8
5th - Gentil (white) by Hugel (Wildman), Alsace, '96, $9.50
4th - Chianti by Gabbiano (Beringer), Italy, '95, $9
3rd - Gewurztraminer by Kendell-Jackson, California, '96, $10
2nd - Brightlighter (white) by Handley, Anderson Valley, '95, $7
Winner - Electra (Orange Muscat dessert) by Quady, Calif., '97, $7.50


$15 Maximum

7th - Merlot by Santa Monica (Gundlach-Bundschu), Chile, '96, $12
6th - Pinot Noir, Coastal, by Robert Mondavi, '96, $11
5th - Merlot by Hahn, Santa Lucia Highlands, '95, $12
4th - Chateau Bel Air (Seagram), Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, '94, $14
3rd - Zinfandel by Robert Mondavi, North Coast, '94, $11
2nd - Pinot Noir by Napa Ridge (Beringer), North Coast, '96, $11
Winner - "Zin Man" Zinfandel by Perry Creek, Sierra Foothills, '96, $12


$25 Maximum

5th - Riserva Chianti by Gabbiano (Beringer), Italy, '90, $23
4th - Zinfandel by Rosenblum, Hendry Vnyd., Napa Vly., '94, $24
3rd - Syrah by Rey Sol (Mt. Palomar Winery), Temecula, '95, $16
2nd - Merlot by Gundlach-Bundschu, Sonoma Valley, '95, $21
Winner - Pinot Noir by David Bruce, Russian River Vly., '94, $25


$35 Maximum

6th - Chardonnay Reserve by Cakebread, Napa Valley, '94, $35
5th - Zinfandel by Story, Amador County, Alitia Vnyd., '95, $28
4th - Reserve Chardonnay by Burgess, Triere Vnyd, Napa Vly., '94, $26
3rd - Ania (Tuscan red> by Gabbiano, Italy, '90, $30
2nd - "Generations" (red blend) by Charles Krug, Napa Vly., '94, $30
Winner - Roxburgh Chardonnay by Rosemount, Australia, '95, $35


Unlimited

3rd - Riesling Grappa by Germain-Robin, McDowell Vly., '96, $55 (375ml.)
2nd - Cabernet Sauvignon by Rosenblum, Hendry Vyd., Napa Vly., '95, $40
Winner - Cabernet Sauvignon by St. Clement, Howell Mtn., '94, $45

 


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1998

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