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Wine Picks

for April 15, 2000
(Fifteen tasters say these are best right now.)

by Fred McMillin

 

White Wines

$10 Maximum  
3rd - Fumé Blanc, Pedroncelli, Dry Creek Valley, '97, $8.50
2nd - Chardonnay, Stone Creek, California, '98, $7
1st - Chardonnay, Rivefort de France (Beringer), France, '98, $6

 $15 Maximum  
3rd - Pinot Blanc, Mirassou, Monterey County, '97, $11
2nd - Symphony, Baywood, California, '98, $14
1st - Muscat, Sattui, California, '98, $14.75

$20 Maximum
1st - Viognier, McDowell, Mendocino County, '98, $16

$25 Maximum
4th - Chardonnay, Flintwood, Clos Du Bois, Dry Creek Vly., '97, $22
3rd - Ariadne, Clos Du Val, Napa Valley, '97, $25
2nd - Chardonnay, Robert Mondavi, Carneros, Napa Valley, '97, $23
1st - Chardonnay, Sattui, Carsi Vineyard, Napa Valley, '98, $24

 

Red Wines


$15 Maximum
3rd - Merlot, Pedroncelli, Dry Creek Valley, Bench Vyds., '97, $14
2nd - Merlot, Fetzer, Barrel Select, Sonoma County, '97, $15
1st - Black Muscat (dessert), Shenandoah, Amador County, '98, $12

$20 Maximum
2nd - Cabernet Sauvignon, Firestone, Santa Ynez Valley, '97, $18
1st - Assemblage Red, Concannon, Livermore Valley, '95, $19

$25 Maximum
2nd - Zinfandel, Rosenblum, Contra Costa County, Carla's Vyd., '97, $21
1st - Pinot Noir, Acacia, Carneros, '97, $22

Unlimited
2nd - Cabernet Sauvignon, Baroness Reserve, Smith and Hook,
Santa Lucia Highlands, '96, $40
1st - Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Peju Estate, Napa Valley, '96, $75

Comment:
The Best Buy was the $6 Rivefort Chardonnay. The Best Wine was the Peju Cab.

 
 


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