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by Fred McMillin
for February 2005

Wine

 

New Wines For a New Year

My students are always enthusiatic about trying a wine that is new to them. Here are their recent favorites, all current releases. If any of them are new to you, we hope you have a chance to try them, too. The further you go down the list, the better the bottle.

So here we go!

 

New Wines

Rank   The Wine
17th Buchli Station—Try the $10 Pinot Noir
16th Chumeia (Koo-May-Uh) Pinot Blanc
15th Equinox Blanc De Blanc Sparkler
14th Oak Knoll Oregon $13 Pinot Noir
13th Napa Wine Company Organic Napa Cab
12th Eshcol Ranch—Nice $11 Chardonnay
11th Anapuma—Another Tasty Chard
 
Highly Recommended
 
10th Flying Goat Pinot Noir
9th Ballentine "Integrity" Red
8th Waterbrook—Washington Sauvignon Blanc
7th Buttonwood—Impressive Syrah
6th Canoe Ridge Vineyard—Washington Merlot
5th Trentadue—"Old Patch Red"
4th Sullivan—Coeur De Vigne Red
3rd Adelaida Pinot Noir
2nd Icaria Creek Alexander Valley Cab
1st Byington Alliage $24 Cab
 
And A Parting Chuckle

A female opponent of Winston Churchill's: "If I were married to you, I'd put poison in your wine." Winston: "Madam, if I were married to you, I'd drink it!"

 
 
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.

 


 

 
 

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