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Wine Picks
for January 1, 1999
(40 wines examined; panel of 14 says these taste best today)

by Fred McMillin
 

Best Buys (Rating divided by price)

Winner - Pinot Noir by M.G. Vallejo, Calif., '96, $7

$10 Maximum

6th - Sauvignon Blanc by Bandiera, Calif., '97, $7
5th - Chardonnay by Haywood, Calif., '97, $8
4th - Sauvignon Blanc by Buena Vista, Calif., '97, $8.75 (pictured)
3rd - Gewurztraminer by Chateau St. Jean, '97, $9.50
2nd - Chardonnay by Belvedere, Sonoma County, '94, $9
Winner - Malbec by Evoluna, Argentina (Boisset), '97, $10

$15 Range

5th - Pinot Blanc by Steele, Bien Nacido Vnyd., Santa B., '96, $15
4th - Pinot Gris by Handley, Anderson Vly., '97, $16
3rd - Petite Syrah (sic) by David Bruce, Central Coast, '94, $12
2nd - Pinot Noir by Mirassou, Monterey County, '96, $16
Winner - Zinfandel by Pedroncelli, P.-Bush Vnyd., Dry Crk., '94, $12

$20 Range

3rd - Port (dessert) by Oakstone, El Dorado, '97, $20
2nd - Zinfandel by Rosenblum, Howell Mtn., W.C. Vnyd., '96, $21
Winner - Cab by Whitehall Lane, Napa Valley, '95, $20

Over $30

4th - Chardonnay by Cakebread, Reserve, Napa Vly., '95, $37
3rd - Oroppas red blend by St. Clement, Napa Valley, '96, $33
2nd - Langtry Meritage red blend (Guenoc), No. Coast, '95, $48
Best of All - Cabernet Sauvignon by Guenoc, Beckstoffer Vnyd., Napa Valley, '95, $40.50
 

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