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Wine Picks
for September 15, 1999
(Wines that taste best now out of 60 entries.)

 
by Fred McMillin  
 

Whites

$15 Maximum  
2nd - Symphony by Baywood, California, '98, $14
Winner - Chardonnay by Meridian, Santa Barbara County, '97, $11

 $20 Maximum
3rd - Chardonnay Reserve by Wente, Riva Ranch, '96, $16
2nd - Viognier by Renaissance, No. Yuba, '98, $19
Winner - Chardonnay by La Crema, Sonoma Coast, '97, $19

  

Red Wines

$10 Maximum
2nd(tie) - Merlot by Monterey Vineyard, California, '97, $7
2nd(tie) - Cabernet Sauvignon by Bel Arbor, Chile, '97, $6
Winner - Merlot by C. Mitchell, El Dorado, '97, $10

$15 Maximum
3rd - Cabernet Sauvignon by Napa Ridge, Central Coast, '97, $11
2nd - Zinfandel by Pedroncelli, Mother Clone, Sonoma, '97, $12
Winner - Zinfandel by Pedroncelli, Pedroni Vnyd., Sonoma, '96, $13

$20 Maximum
2nd - Cabernet Sauvignon Dynamite by Carmenet, No. Coast, '97, $19 (pictured)
Winner - Cabernet Sauvignon by Field Stone, Sonoma Cnty., '95, $18

$30 Maximum
Winner - Cabernet Sauvignon by Cakebread, Napa Valley, '95, $30

Unlimited
2nd - Merlot by Shafer, Napa Valley, '96, $32
Winner - Cabernet Sauvignon by Robert Mondavi, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, '96, $45

Comment

The Best Buy is the $6 Bel Arbor Cab and the Best Wine is the $45 Mondavi Stags Leap Cab.

 

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