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Wine Picks

for November 15, 2000
(Panel of 16 says these taste best right now; 53 entries.)

by Fred McMillin

Castelletto Cortese
Castelletto Cortese
 
 

White Wines

$10 Maximum  
4th - Sauvignon Blanc, Villa Mt. Eden, Central Coast, '99, $10
3rd - Sauvignon Blanc, Parducci, Lake County, '99, $7
2nd - Pinot Gris, Duck Pond, Willamette Valley, Oregon, '99, $9
1st - Moscato (dessert), Sutter Home, California, '97, $5

 $15 Maximum  
3rd - Petite Chablis, J. Moreau, Burgundy (Maison Impt.), '98, $12
2nd - Fumé Blanc, Robert Mondavi, Napa Valley, '97, $14
1st - Aligoté, Shooting Star, Washington State, '99, $12

 $20 Maximum  
2nd - Chenin Blanc, Meador Estate, Monterey County, '98, $20
1st - Cortese, Castelletto (Mt. Palomar), Temecula, '97, $16

 $25 Maximum  
2nd - Block 3 Sauvignon Blanc, Meador Estate, Monterey, '98, $25
1st - Ariadne, Clos du Val, Napa Valley, '98, $25

Unlimited
2nd - Beckstoffer Chardonnay, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Napa Valley, '98, $40
1st - Reserve Chardonnay, Jarvis, Napa Valley, '98, $54

 

Red Wines


$10 Maximum
3rd - Morgon Beaujolais, Georges Duboeuf, France, '98, $9
2nd - Merlot, Stone Creek, California, '98, $8
1st - Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Barton & Guestier, France, '98, $9

$15 Maximum
2nd - Cougar Hill Zinfandel, Sobon, Shenandoah Valley, California, '98, $15
1st - Barbera, Sobon, Amador County, California, '98, $15

$20 Maximum
2nd - Cabernet Sauvignon, Buena Vista, Carneros, '97, $18
1st - Syrah, Hidden Cellars, Mendocino, '97, $16

$25 Maximum
1st - Harris-Kratka Zinfandel, Rosenblum, Alexander Valley, '96, $22

$30 Maximum
1st - Pinot Noir, Robert Stemmler, Sonoma County, '97, $26


Comments

The Best Buys were the Duck Pond Pinot Gris and the Sutter Home Moscato. The Best Wine was the Jarvis Chardonnay.

 

 
 


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