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Wine Picks
for May 1, 1999
(Panel of 16 selects the wines that taste best right now.)

 
by Fred McMillin  
 

Best Buy

Winner - Grenache by Shooting Star, Washington St., '97, $9.50

White Wines

$16 Maximum
3rd - Pinot Blanc Reserve by Mirassou, Monterey, '96, $16
2nd - Blue Franc by Shooting Star, Washington St., '97, $11
Winner - Viognier by Sobon, Cal. Shenandoah Vly., '96, $15

Unlimited
Winner - Chardonnay by Jarvis, Napa Valley, '96, $36


Red Wines

$16 Maximum
5th - Sangiovese by Atlas Peak, Napa Valley, '96, $16
4th - Petite Sirah by Mirassou, Monterey County, '96, $12
3rd - Syrah by Oakstone, El Dorado, Sauber Vnyd., '96, $12
2nd - Mourvedre by Sebastiani, California, '94, $15
Winner - Barbera by Louis Martini, California, '92, $12
 
Unlimited
2nd - Cabernet Franc by Peju Province, Napa Valley, '95, $25 (pictured) Peju Province
Winner & Best of Tasting
Alluvium Blend by Beringer, Knights Valley, '95, $30

 

 

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