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"Our Best Tasting Wines of 1998"

  by Fred McMillin

 

Jed SteeleWhat a Winemaker!

Only Jed Steele's winery garnered three spots on our list.


 
24th - J. Riesling by Handley, '96, $11
23rd - Semillon by Rosenblum, '97, $15
22nd - Viognier by Sobon, '97, $15
21st - Gewürztraminer by Kendall-Jackson, '96, $10
20th - Pinot Blanc by Steele, '96, $15
19th   Barbera by Sebastiani, '96, $20
18th   Pinot Gris by Handley, '97, $16
17th (tie) - Roussane by Sobon, '97, $15
16th(tie) - Sauvignon Blanc by EOS, '97, $14
15th - Mourvedre by Perry Creek, '96, $15
14th - Malbec by Evoluna (Boisset), '97, $10
13th - Syrah by Concannon, '95, $17
12th - Brut Sparkler by Handley, '93, $20
11th - Gabbiano Ania, Italy (Beringer), '90, $30
10th - Cabernet Franc/Dorn Vnyd. by Steele, '95, $15
9th - Chardonnay by Jarvis, '95, $36
8th - Pinot Noir/DuPratt Vnyd. by Steele, '95, $28
7th - Zinfandel/Especial by Peachy Canyon, '96, $25
6th - Late-Harvest Concento d'Oro Sauvignon Blanc, by Rosenblum '91, $15 (375 ml.)
5th - Merlot by Clos Pegase, '96, $22.50
4th - Port by Guenoc, '94, $25
2nd(tie) - Cabernet Sauvignon by Michel-Schlumberger, '94, $20
2nd(tie) - Cabernet Sauvignon by St. Clement, '94, $45
Best of Year - Anthology (red blend) by Conn Creek, '94, $37
 

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