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Wine Picks

for November 1, 2000
(Panel of 14 says these taste best right now; 48 entries)

by Fred McMillin

Korbel
Korbel
 
 

White Wines

$10 Maximum  
3rd - Chardonnay, Caliterra (Robert Mondavi), Chile, '99, $8
2nd - Gewürztraminer, Chateau St. Jean, Sonoma County, '99, $9
1st - Orange Muscat Electra, Quady, California, '99, $8

 $15 Maximum  
3rd - Sauvignon Blanc, Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Pays d'Oc, France, '98, $11
2nd - Chardonnay Champagne, Korbel, California, NV, $13
1st - Viognier, Charles Mitchell, California, '99, $15

 $20 Maximum  
1st - Roussanne, Sobon Estate, Amador County, '99, $18

$25 Maximum
2nd - Chardonnay, Errazuriz (Robert Mondavi), Casablanca Valley, Wild Ferment, '99, $22
1st - Chardonnay, Joseph Phelps, Los Carneros, '98, $22

 $30 Maximum  
1st - Chardonnay, Steele, Parmelee-Hill Vineyard, Sonoma Valley, '96, $26

 

Red Wines


$10 Maximum
2nd - (pink) Rhone Rosé, Sobon Estate, Amador County, '99, $9
1st - Merlot, Louis Martini, California, '97, $10

$20 Maximum
4th - Sangiovese Nuovo Mondo, Venezia, No. Coast, '96, $17
3rd - Zinfandel, Robert Mondavi, Napa Valley, '98, $19
2nd - Petite Sirah, Guenoc, North Coast, '97, $18
1st - Merlot, Mirassou, Monterey County, '97, $18

$25 Maximum
2nd - Port, Charles Mitchell, California, NV, $24
1st - Cabernet Sauvignon, Sattui, Suzanne's Vineyard, Napa Valley, '96, $25

$30 Maximum
1st - Syrah, Hidden Cellars, Mendocino Heritage, Eaglepoint Ranch, '97, $30

Unlimited
1st - Cabernet Sauvignon, Staglin, Rutherford, Napa Valley, '97, $65

Comments

Regarding the table wines, the Best Buy was the $9 Chateau St. Jean Gewürztraminer. The Best Wine was the Staglin Cab.

 

 
 


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