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Wine Picks
for February 15, 1999
(The best-tasting wines from an unusually strong field of 40.
All wines at least HIGHLY RECOMMENDED in their category.)

 
by Fred McMillin  
 

California Sparklers

3rd - Mumm Napa Prestige Brut, NV, $16
2nd - Scharffenberger Cremant, Mendocino, NV, $18
Winner - Domaine Chandon 25th Anniversary Cuvee, early '90s, $24
 

Still Wines

Best Buys

6th - Chardonnay by Fog Mountain (Boisset), NV, $10
5th - Chardonnay by Napa Ridge (Beringer), North Coast, '96, $9
4th - Cab by Monterra Promise, Monterey, '95, $10
3rd - Cab by R. Mondavi Woodbridge, Calif, '96, $8
2nd - Merlot by Bogle, Calif.,'96, $9 (pictured)
Winner - Merlot by Barefoot, Calif,, NV, $7
 

$20 Maximum

6th - Zinfandel Eastside by Peachy Canyon, Paso Robles, '96, $15
5th - Mission Fiddletown by Malvadino, Amador County, '97, $13
4th - Merlot by Bayliss & Fortune, Monterey, '97, $14
3rd - Fume Blanc by Grgich Hills, Napa Valley, '96, $18
2nd - Cabernet Sauvignon by J. Lohr, Seven Oaks, P.Robles, '94, $14
Winner - Tinta Port by Ficklin, Calif., NV, $12
 

$30 Maximum

6th - Merlot by Gundlach-Bundschu, Sonoma Valley, 95, $21
5th - Pinot Noir by Elkhorn Peak, Napa Valley, '96, $26
4th - Merlot by Pezzi-King, Dry Creek Valley, '96, $22
3rd - Zinfandel Reserve by Rosenblum, Hendry Vnyd, '96, $26
2nd - Pinot Noir by ZD, Carneros, '96, $27
Winner - Chardonnay by Matanzas Creek, Sonoma Valley, '96, $30
 

Unlimited (All Outstanding)

4th - Merlot by Jarvis, Napa Valley, '96, $46
3rd - Meritage Red Blend by Langtry (Guenoc), Cal., '90 $50
2nd - Cabernet Sauvignon by St. Clement, Napa Valley, '95, $45
Winner - Merlot by Beringer, Howell Mtn., Bancroft Ranch, '95, $50
 
 
 

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