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Wine Picks
for October 15, 1998
(17 tasters select the wines that taste best today.)

by Fred McMillin
 

Best Buys (Rating divided by price)

5th - Syrah by Monterra (Delicato), Monterey, '95, $10
4th - Blue Franc by Shooting Star, Wash. State, '96, $10
3rd - Chenin Blanc by Baron Herzog, Clarksburg, '97, $6
2nd - Cabernet Sauvignon by Bandiera, Coastal Calif., '96, $8
Winner - Gewürztraminer by Fetzer, California, '97, $7
 
Rosenblum

$15 Maximum

4th(tie) - Cabernet Franc by Coulson, Sierra Foothills, '96, $15
4th(tie) - Zinfandel by Sobon Estate, Amador County, '95, $15
3rd - Johannisberg Riesling by Kendall-Jackson, Cal., '96, $11
2nd - Semillon by Rosenblum, Sonoma Valley, '97, $15 (pictured)
Winner - Syrah by Meridian, Paso Robles, '96, $14
 

$20 Maximum

4th - Barbera by Robert Mondavi, mostly Sonoma, '95, $18
3rd - Mission by Story Winery, Amador County, '94, $18
2nd - Zinfandel by Peachy Canyon, Westside, Paso Robles, '96, $19
Winner - Zinfandel by Markham, Napa Valley, '95, $16
 

$30 Maximum

5th - Chardonnay by Steele, Dennison Vnyd., Mendocino, '95, $22
4th - Chardonnay by Simi, Reserve, Sonoma County, '94, $30
2nd(tie) - Port by Guenoc, Calif., '94, $25
2nd(tie) - Merlot by Robert Pecota, Napa Valley, '95, $25
Winner - Pinot Noir by Cakebread, Carneros, '95, $28
 

$60 Maximum

2nd - Chardonnay by Robert Mondavi, Reserve, Napa Valley, '94, $31
Winner - Cabernet Sauvignon by Peju Province, Napa Vly., '94, $55
 

Unlimited

Winner - Opus One, Rothschild & Mondavi, Napa Vly., '95, $100
 

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