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Wine Picks

for May 15, 2000
(Seventeen tasters say these are best right now.)

by Fred McMillin

 

White Wines

$10 Maximum  
5th - Chardonnay, Joliesse, Reserve, California, '97, $6
4th - Pinot Grigio, Ivan Tamas, Central Coast, '97, $9
3rd-   Y-Tokay, Clos du Bois, California, '99, $9
2nd - Sauvignon Blanc, Chateau Souverain, Alexander Valley, '98, $10
1st - Sauvignon Blanc, Concannon, Livermore Valley, '97, $10

 $15 Maximum  
2nd - Pinot Blanc, J. Lohr, Monterey, '95, $14
1st - Assemblage, Concannon, Livermore Valley, '97, $13

$20 Maximum
2nd - Marsanne, McDowell, Mendocino, '98, $16
1st - Viognier, Alderbrook, Sonoma County, '98, $18 (pictured)


$25 Maximum

1st - White Meritage, Langtry (Guenoc), '98, $23

$40 Maximum
1st - Ovation (Chardonnay), Joseph Phelps, Napa Valley, '97, $40

 

Red Wines


$10 Maximum
1st - Syrah-Cabernet, Jacob's Creek, Australia, Austin-Nichols, '98, $8

$15 Maximum
1st - Zinfandel, Charles Krug, Napa Valley, '96, $11

$25 Maximum
1st - Zinfandel, Pezzi King, Dry Creek Valley, '97, $22

$40 Maximum
3rd - Cinq Cepages (Cabernet), Chateau St. Jean, Sonoma County, '96, $33
2nd - Cabernet, Carmenet, Moon Mountain Reserve, Sonoma Vly., '96, $39
1st - Pinot Noir, Byron, Santa Maria Valley, '96, $40

Unlimited
1st - Merlot, Jade Mountain, Mt. Veeder, Paras Vineyard, '97, $52

Comment:
The Best Buy was the Jacob's Creek blend of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

 
 


This page created May 2000

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