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Wine Picks
for October 1, 1998

by Fred McMillin

White

Best Buy

Winner - Brut Cal Champagne by Stanford (Weibel), No date, $5.50



Best Wine

4th - Sauvignon Blanc by Cakebread (Kobrand), Napa Vly., '97, $14
3rd - Chardonnay by Ceretto (Palace), Italy, '95, $30
2nd - Chardonnay Reserve by Fortant, D'oc, France, '96, $20
Winner - Chardonnay by Grgich Hills, Napa Valley, '96, $30 (pictured)


Red

Best Buy

Winner - Cabernet Sauvignon by Piduco Creek, Chile, '95, $6


$10 Maximum

2nd - Cabernet Franc by Hahn, Monterey, '96, $10
Winner - Malbec by Mariposa (Kend.-Jksn.), Argentina, '97, $9


$15 Maximum

6th - Cab Renaissance, No. Yuba, '95, $13
5th - Zinfandel by Pedroncelli, Bushnell Vyd., Dry Creek V., '95, $12
4th - Merlot by Fetzer, Brl. Select, Sonoma, '96, $14
3rd - Zinfandel by Burgess, Napa Valley, '95, $13
2nd - Cabernet Sauvignon by Sterling, Napa Valley, '95, $14
Winner - Cab by Sebastiani, Sonoma County, '95, $15


$20 Maximum

5th - Late Harvest Riesling by Herzog, Monterey, '97, $16
4th - Cab Reserve by Mirassou, Napa Valley, '95, $18
3rd - Merlot by Alderbrook, Kunde Vyd., Sonoma, '95, $18
2nd - Merlot Reserve by Raymond, Napa Valley, '95, $20
Winner - Cab by Kenwood, Sonoma Valley, '95, $18


$30 Maximum

3rd - Cab by Simi, Alexander Valley, Sonoma, '95, $21
2nd - Cab by Pezzi King, Dry Creek Vly., Sonoma, '95, $23
Winner - Pinot Noir by Steele, DuPratt Vnyd., Mendocino, '95, $28


Unlimited

2nd - Cab by Stonestreet, Alexander Vly., Sonoma, '95, $34
Winner - Cabernet Sauvignon by ZD, Napa Valley, '95, $32

 


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