by Fred McMillin
Who Won Global Gourmet's Wine World Series, Sonoma or Napa?
For our Wine World Series, we matched the best wine districts in the New World, Sonoma vs Napa.
Here are the winners by inning:
|1st||Sonoma||Sonoma Cline Cellars, Viognier, 2009, $15|
|2nd||Napa||Grgich Hills Estate, Fume Blanc, 2009, $30|
|3rd||Sonoma||Jordan Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006, $52|
|4th||Napa||Sanctuary (Brown-Forman), Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006, $30|
|5th||Napa||Napa Ridge Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007, $12|
|6th||Napa||Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007, $54|
|7th||Napa||Ballentine Vineyards, Zinfandel Old Vines, 2007, $20|
|8th||Napa||Ballentine Vineyards, Petite Sirah, 2008, $14|
The Winner||9th||Napa||Jarvis Winery, Chardonnay, 2008, $70|
Napa won our World Series, 7 to 2. Last year Sonoma won 5 to 4, Napa being only a sip away.
At a Napa Valley winery, we enjoyed a very entertaining one-man show put on by an elderly movie star.
After the show, a reporter congratulated the actor, and asked him why he didn't retire and just go fishing.
His answer? "Fish don't applaud."
Tastings: Edgar Vogt
Statistics: Ruby Dequis and Ophie Mercado
Fred McMillin, a veteran wine writer, has taught wine history for over 30 years on three continents. He was voted one of the U.S.A's 22 Best wine writers by the Academy of Wine Communications. For information about the wine courses he teaches every month at San Francisco City College (Fort Mason Division), please fax him at (415) 567-4468.
Copyright © 2011, Fred McMillin. All rights reserved.
This page created October 2011
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