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Wine Picks
for October 1, 1999
(Wines that taste best right now out of 68 entries.)

 
by Fred McMillin  
 

Whites

$10 Maximum  
3rd - Chardonnay by Errazuriz (R. Mondavi), Chile, '96, $9 Chateau Julien
2nd - Chardonnay by Daniel Lawrence, California, '96, $10
Winner - Chardonnay by Chateau Julien, Grand Reserve, '97, $9 (pictured)
 
$15 Maximum
2nd - Chardonnay by Sebastiani, Sonoma County, '96, $13
Winner - Chardonnay by EOS, Paso Robles, '97, $14

 $20 Maximum
Winner - Chardonnay by Kendall-Jackson, Camelot Vnyd., '97, $20

 Unlimited
Winner - Blanc de Blancs Champagne by Deutz, Ay, France, '93, $69

  

Red Wines

$10 Maximum
3rd - Zinfandel by Fetzer, Home Ranch, '96, $9
2nd - Syrah by Monterra Promise, Monterey, '96, $9
Winner - Zinfandel by Bogle, Old Vines, '97, $10

$15 Maximum
3rd - Cabernet Sauvignon by Rosemount, Australia, '98, $11
2nd - Zinfandel by Burgess, Napa Valley, '96, $15
Winner - Shiraz (Syrah) Reserve by Jacob's Creek, Australia, '96, $15

$20 Maximum
3rd - Zinfandel by Robert Mondavi, Napa Valley, '97, $19
2nd - Syrah by Sierra Vista, Red Rock Ridge, '97, $18.50
Winner - "Traditional" (Merlot/Cab/Verdot) by Rosemount, Australia, '96, $19

$25 Maximum
Winner - Shiraz Show Reserve by Rosemount, Australia, '96, $23

$30 Maximum
3rd - Pinot Noir by Robert Mondavi, Carneros, '97, $30
2nd - Zinfandel by Rosenblum, Samsel Vnyd., '96, $28
Winner - Zinfandel by Gary Farrell, Maple Vnyd, '97, $30


Unlimited
3rd - 1995 Vintage Port by Ramos Pinto, Portugal, $39
2nd - Pinot Noir by David Bruce, Chalone, '97, $35
Winner - '93 Beaune Jeroboam by Jadot (repeat tasting), Hospices de Beaune, '93, $495 (Kobrand)

 

 

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