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Wine Picks
for December 15, 1999
(Wines that taste best right now...for your millennium celebration.)

 
by Fred McMillin  
 

White Wines

$10 Maximum  
Dry Creek Vineyard
3rd - Chenin Blanc by Dry Creek Vineyard, Clarksburg, '98, $8.75
(pictured)
2nd - Trebbiano by Ivan Tamas, Livermore Valley, '97, $9
1st - Pinot Grigio by Castello D'Albola (Seagram), Italy, '98, $10
 
$15 Maximum
6th - Semillon by Yorkville, Mendocino, '97, $12
5th - Chardonnay by Fetzer, Barrel Select, Mendocino, '97, $12
4th - Pinot Blanc by Steele, Bien Nacido Vnyd., Santa Barbara, '97, $15
3rd - Johannisberg Riesling by Sattui, Napa Valley, '98, $12.75
2nd - Viognier by Sobon Estate, Shenandoah Valley, '98, $15
1st - Scharzhof Riesling by Egon Muller (Wildman), Germany, '98, $15

 $20 Maximum
2nd - Cortese by Castelleto (Mt. Palomar Winery), Temecula, '97, $16
1st - Roussanne by Zaca Mesa, Zaca Vnyd., Santa Barbara, '97, $16.50

  

Red Wines

$10 Maximum
1st - Grignolino By Heitz Cellar, Napa Valley, '97, $10

$15 Maximum
1st - Chianti Classico by Castello D'Albola (Seagram), Italy, '97, $12

$20 Maximum
3rd - Mourvedre by Concannon, Contra Costa County, '96, $17  
2nd - Rioja Reserva by Conde De Valdemar (CIV), Spain, '94, $17
1st - Cinsaut by Frick, Dry Creek, '97, $16

Unlimited
5th - Brunello Di Montalcino by Col D'Orcia (Wildman), Italy, '94, $37
4th - Cabernet Franc by Jarvis, Napa Valley, '97, $54
3rd - Merlot Grand Reserve by Kendall-Jackson, Calif., '95, $47
2nd - Balmoral Syrah by Rosemount, Australia, '96, $40
1st - Petit Verdot by Guenoc, Napa Valley, '95, $40


Comment—The Best Buy was the Tamas Trebbiano. The Best Wine was the Guenoc Petit Verdot for more, see, "Waiting for Verdot", WineDay, May 19, 1997.

 

 

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