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Wine Picks
for July 1, 1999
(Wines that taste best now; panel of 10)

 
by Fred McMillin  
 

White & Sparkling Wines

$10 Maximum  
Winner - Gewürztraminer by Rosenblum, California, '97, $10

$15 Maximum
3rd - Chardonnay by Mirassou, Monterey County, '97, $12
2nd - Fumé Blanc by Chateau St. Jean, Etoile Vnyd., '97, $13
Winner - Sauvignon Blanc by Simi, Sonoma County, '97, $13
 
$20 Maximum
2nd - Chardonnay by Sanford, Santa Barbara County, '96, $18
Winner - Chardonnay Reserve by King Estate, Oregon, '96, $18
 
$25 Maximum
2nd - Brut Rosé Sparkler, Pacific Echo, Mendocino, NV, $24
Winner - Cuvée 2000 Sparkler by Domaine Chandon, Napa, NV, $25
 
$30 Maximum
Winner - Pouilly-Fumé by de Ladoucette, Upper Loire, France, '97, $28
 
Unlimited
2nd - Brut Rosé Champagne by Deutz, France, '93, $52
Winner - Chardonnay Reserve Magnum by Chateau St. Jean, Alexander Vly., Robert Young Vnyd., '94, $57

 

Red Wines

$10 Maximum
3rd - Barbera by Mitchell Negociant, Mexico, '97, $9
2nd - Zinfandel by Charles Mitchell Negociant, Mexico, '96, $9
Winner - Rioja, Crianza by Marques de Arienzo, Spain, '94, $10
 
$15 Maximum
4th - Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva by Errazuriz, '95, $15
3rd - Shiraz by Rosemount, Australia, '98, $11
2nd - Merlot by Chateau Souverain, '94, $13
Winner - Shiraz by Geyser Peak, Sonoma County, '95, $15 (pictured)

$20 Maximum
3rd - Cabernet Sauvignon by Vina Calina (Kend.-Jksn.), Chile, '96, $18
2nd - Cabernet by Guenoc, North Coast Cal., '96, $16.50
Winner - Zinfandel by Cakebread, Howell Mtn., Napa Vly., '94, $20

$25 Maximum
2nd - Chateau Magdelaine, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, 1985!, $21
Winner - H. Mitchell Trio by Rosenblum, Napa Vly., '94, $24

Unlimited
Winner - Moon Mtn. Reserve Meritage, Carmenet, Sonoma, '95, $40
 

Comment

The panel concluded that the wine with the most bang for the buck was the $11 Rosemount Shiraz, and that the best wine of the lot was the Chateau St. Jean Magnum Chardonnay.

 
 

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