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Wine Picks

for September 15, 2000
(15 tasters say these are best right now—58 entries.)

by Fred McMillin

Sanford Pinot Noir
 
 

White Wines

$10 Maximum  
5th - Gewürztraminer, Fetzer, California, '99, $8
4th - Gewürztraminer, Meridian, Santa Barbara County, '98, $8
3rd - Riesling, Charles Mitchell, California, '99, $8
2nd - Chardonnay, CK Mondavi, California, '99, $7
1st - White Riesling, Late Harvest Dessert, Hogue, Columbia Valley, Washington, '99, $9

 $15 Maximum  
4th - Viognier, Sobon Estate, Shenandoah Valley, '99, $15
3rd - Pinot Gris (not the Reserve), King Estate, Oregon, 98, $14
2nd - Chardonnay, Hawk Crest (Stag's Leap Wine Cellars' second label), California, '98, $15
1st - Chardonnay, Chateau St. Jean, Sonoma County, '98, $12

 $20 Maximum  
4th - Sauvignon Blanc, Mayacamas Vineyards, Napa Valley, '98, $18
3rd - Chardonnay, Handley, Anderson Valley, '96, $16
2nd - Chardonnay, Calcaire Vineyard, Clos Du Bois, Alexander Valley, '98, $20
1st - Pinot Gris Reserve, King Estate, Oregon, '98, $18

$25 Maximum
2nd - Chardonnay, Steele, Sangiacomo Vineyard, Carneros (Sonoma), $22
1st - Chardonnay, FOS Reserve, Jekel, '97, $21

$30 Maximum

2nd - Chardonnay, Steele, Parmelee-Hill Vineyard, Sonoma Valley, '97, $27
1st - Chardonnay, Gary Farrell, Rochioli Vineyard, Russian River Valley, '98, $30

 

Red Wines


$10 Maximum
2nd - Pinot Noir, Monterey Vineyard, Central Coast, California, '98, $7
1st - Cabernet Sauvignon, Glen Ellen, California, '98, $7

$15 Maximum
3nd - Syrah, Sobon Estate, Shenandoah Valley, '98, $15
2nd - Zinfandel, Barrel Select, Fetzer, Mendocino County, '97, $14
1st - Pinot Noir, Clos Du Bois, Sonoma County, '97, $15

$20 Maximum
1st - Meritage Bordeaux Blend, Mount Palomar, Temecula, California, '96, $18

$25 Maximum
4th - Sangiovese, Valley of the Moon, Sonoma County, '97, $25
3rd - Cabernet Sauvignon, Beringer, Knights Valley, '96, $25
2nd - Cabernet Sauvignon, Lake Sonoma Winery, Alexander Valley, '96, $25
1st - Pinot Noir, Sanford, Santa Barbara County, '97, $22 (pictured)

$30 Maximum
2nd - Zinfandel, Gary Farrell, Bradford Mountain, Dry Creek Valley, '97, $28
1st - Zinfandel, Gary Farrell, Maple Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley, '97, $30

Unlimited
3rd - Tie: Cabernet Sauvignon, Clos Du Val, Georges III Vineyard, Napa Valley, '97, $48
3rd - Tie: Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver Oak, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, '96, $50
2nd - Merlot, Joseph Phelps, Napa Valley, '97, $35
1st - Pinot Noir, Gary Farrell, Rochioli Vineyard, Russian River Valley, '97, $50

 

The Best Buy was the Glen Ellen $7 Cab and the Best Wine was the Gary Farrell Rochioli Pinot Noir at $50.

 

 
 


This page created September 2000

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