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by Fred McMillin
Should you buy...
|Rank||Winning Vintage||Winery, Etc.|
|10th||-||2000||$8, Merlot, Stone Creek, California|
|9th||-||2000||$15, Pinot Noir, Fetzer, Sonoma County|
|8th||-||2000||$24, Pinot Noir Reserve, Frei Brothers, Russian River Valley|
|7th||-||2000||$15, Zinfandel, Sobon, Cougar Hill, Shenandoah Valley|
|6th||-||2000||$10, Syrah, Chateau Julien, Monterey County|
|5th||-||2000||$17, Cabernet Sauvignon, Foppiano, Russian River Valley|
|4th||-||2000||$27, Zinfandel, Sattui, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley|
|3rd||-||2000||$17, Zinfandel, Geyser Peak, Sonoma County|
|2nd||-||2000||$26, Pinot Noir, Sanford, Santa Barbara County|
|1st||-||2000||$23, Syrah, Silkwood, California|
* Incredible. 1998 was blanked. Tonight I'm taking home a 2000.
* Verification. I keep a permanent, hard copy of every vote...in this case, 230 of them...so any doubter of the results may check the tabulation.
About the Writer
Fred McMillin, a veteran wine writer, has taught wine history for 30 years on three continents. For information about the wine courses he teaches every month at either San Francisco State University or San Francisco City College (Fort Mason Division), please fax him at (415) 567-4468.
This page created March 2003