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Wine Picks
for August 1, 1999
(Wines that taste best now. Panel of 12.)

 
by Fred McMillin  
 

White & Sparkling Wines

$10 Maximum  
3rd - Asti Sparkler by Martini & Rossi, Italy, NV, $10
2nd - Brut Sparkler by Codorniu, Spain, NV, $8
Winner - J. Riesling by Wente, Central Coast, CA, '97, $6

 $20 Maximum
4th - Chardonnay Wild Ferment by Errazuriz: (R. Mondavi), Chile, '97, $20
3rd - Sauvignon Blanc Reserve by Brancott (Seagram), New Zealand, '98, $16
2nd - Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon Reserve by Carmenet, Edna Valley, '97, $16
Winner - Pinot Gris Reserve by King Estate, Oregon, '97, $18 

 Unlimited
Winner - Brut Premier by Louis Roederer, Reims, France, (Importer-Maisons Marques..), NV, $42

 

Red Wines

$10 Maximum
3rd - Merlot by Rivefort de France (Beringer), Languedoc- Roussillon, '96, $6
2nd - Merlot by Bel Arbor, California, '97, $6
Winner - Duas Quintas Red Blend by Ramos-Pinto (Maisons...), Portugal, '95, $10.50 

$15 Maximum
4th - Sangiovese by Coulson, El Dorado, '97, $14
3rd - Rioja Reserva by Marques de Arienzo (Allied Domecq), '92, $15
2nd - Tawny Porto by Dow, Portugal (Importer-Premium Port), NV, $11
Winner - Zinfandel Eastside by Peachy Canyon, Paso Robles, '96, $15

$30 Maximum
5th - Quinta da Sonora by Sonora Winery, Sierra Foothills, '96, $18 Handley
4th - Tawny Port Aged 10 Years by Ficklin, Madera, CA, NV, $22
3rd - Pinot Noir Reserve by Handley, Anderson Valley, '96, $28 (pictured)
2nd - Cabernet Sauvignon by Steele, Anderson Vly., '95, $26
Winner - Cabernet Sauvignon by Canoe Ridge Vineyard, Columbia Valley, Washington, '96, $25

Unlimited
5th - Beaune, Hospices de Beane by Maison Louis Jadot, Burgundy, A Jeroboam (4 std. bottles), (Imprtr.-Kobrand), '93, $495
4th - Pinot Noir Reserve by King Estate, Oregon, '96, $35
3rd - Syrah Balmoral by Rosemount, Australia, '96, $40
2nd - Heritage Red Blend by Langtry (Guenoc), CA, 1991, $79
Winner - Meritage Red by Langtry, CA, 1990, $79

Comment

The panel's Best Buy was the Wente $6 Riesling and their Best of Tasting was the 1990 Langtry.

 
 

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