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Wine Picks
for April 1, 1999
(Wines that taste best right now.)

 
by Fred McMillin  
 

$12 Maximum

6th - Chardonnay by Bonterra (Fetzer), Mendocino, '97, $11
5th - Viognier by R.H. Phillips, Dunnigan Hills, '97, $12
4th - Sauvignon Blanc by Kenwood, Sonoma County, '97, $10
3rd - Pinot Noir by Rosemount, Australia, '97, $10
2nd - Zinfandel by Montevina, Amador County, '96, $10
Winner - Cabernet Sauvignon by Rutherford Ranch, Napa Vly., '93, $11
 

$25 Maximum

White

5th - 5th—Chardonnay by Wente, Livermore Vly., '96, $22
4th - 4th—Chardonnay, Reserve by William Hill, Napa V., '97, $20
3rd - 3rd—Brut Sparkler, L. Mawby, Michigan, NV, $17(pictured)
2nd - 2nd—Meritage White Blend by Langtry, Guenoc Vly., '97, $21
Winner - Sauvignon Blanc by Brancott, New Zealand (Seagram), '96, $25 Harvest time at Larry Mawby's Michigan vineyard
 

Red (All highly recommended)

4th - Merlot by Jekel, Arroyo Seco, Monterey County, '94, $22
3rd - Cabernet Sauvignon by Michel-Schlumberger, Dry Creek V., '95, $22
2nd - Merlot by Clos Du Bois, Alexander V., Sonoma County, '96, $20
Winner - Pinot Noir Reserve by Meridian, Santa Barbara, '96, $20
 

Unlimited (All highly recommended)

2nd - Brut Champagne by Pol Roger (Wildman), Epernay, NV, $34
Best of the Tasting—Cabernet Sauvignon by Grgich Hills, Napa Valley, '95, $45
 
 
 

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