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Wine Picks

for September 1, 2000
(Fifteen tasters say these are best right now, 68 entries.)

by Fred McMillin

Shenandoah Black Muscat
 
 

White Wines

$10 Maximum  
3rd - Chardonnay, Glen Ellen, California, '98, $7
2nd - Semillon, Lyeth, North Coast, '96, $10
1st - Sauvignon Blanc, Shenandoah Vineyards, Amador County, '99, $8

 $15 Maximum  
3rd - Chardonnay, Sterling, Central Coast, '99, $13
2nd - Chardonnay, Belvedere, Sonoma County, '98, $12
1st - Chardonnay Reserve, Adler Fels, Sonoma County, Sangiacomo Vineyard, '98, $15

 $20 Maximum  
1st - Pinot Blanc, Steele, Santa Barbara County, Bien Nacido Vineyard, '98, $16

$25 Maximum
3rd - Chardonnay, Davis Bynum, Russian River Valley, Limited Edition, '98, $25
2nd - Chardonnay, Chateau St. Jean, Alexander Valley, Belle Terra Vineyard, '97, $24
1st - Chardonnay, Geyser Peak Block Collection, Russian River Valley, Big River Ranch, '98, $23

Unlimited
2nd - Chardonnay, Far Niente, Napa Valley, '98, $48
1st - Le Reve Brut Sparkler, Domaine Carneros, Carneros, '94, $49

 

Red Wines


$10 Maximum
1st - Cabernet Sauvignon, Monterey Vineyard, Monterey County, '98, $7

$15 Maximum
3nd - Black Muscat dessert wine, Shenandoah Vineyards, Amador County, '98, $12 (pictured)
2nd - Zinfandel, Ivan Tamas, Livermore Valley, '98, $14
1st - Syrah, Echelon, California, '98, $14

$20 Maximum
4th - Cabernet Sauvignon, Rosenblum, Yountville Vineyards, Napa Valley, $20
3rd - Port, Charles Mitchell, California, NV, $20
2nd - Zinfandel, Sattui, Napa Valley, Suzanne's Vineyard, '97, $18
1st - Zinfandel, Rosenblum, Paso Robles, Richard Saurer Vineyard, '96, $17

$30 Maximum
1st - Sangiovese, Clos Du Val, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, '98, $26

Unlimited
3rd - Symmetry red blend, Rodney Strong, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, '96, $50
2nd   Cabernet Sauvignon, Clos Du Val, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District, '97, $48
1st - Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 6, Beaulieu, Rutherford, Napa Valley, '96, $110

 

The Best Buy was the Monterey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, the Best Wine was the Beaulieu Clone 6 Cabernet.

 

 
 


This page created September 2000

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