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Wine Picks
for December 1, 1999
(Wines that taste best right now!)

 
by Fred McMillin  
 

Whites & Sparklers

$10 Maximum  
6th - Sauvignon Blanc by Delicato, California, '98, $5
5th - Chardonnay by Weibel, California, '97, $9
4th - Chardonnay by Monterey Vineyard, Monterey County '97, $7
3rd - Sauvignon Blanc by Fetzer, Echo Ridge, California, '98, $8
2nd - Chardonnay (Coastal) by Bandiera, '97, $8
1st - Gewürztraminer by Beringer, California, '98, $7
 
$15 Maximum Chandon
3rd - Chardonnay by Joliesse (Boisset USA), Calif., '96, $12  
2nd - Sauvignon Blanc by Kendall-Jackson, California, '97, $11
1st - Brut Cuvée Sparkler by Chandon, NV, $15 (pictured)

 $25 Maximum
1st - Reserve Chardonnay by Beaulieu, Carneros, '97, $25

  

Red Table & Dessert

$15 Maximum
1st - Saint-Amour Beaujolais by Duboeuf, France, '98, $14

$20 Maximum
2nd - Cabernet Sauvignon by David Bruce, Santa Cruz Mtns., '94, $20
1st - Pinot Noir by La Crema, Sonoma Coast, '97, $20

$25 Maximum
2nd - "Ink Grade" Port (dessert) by Heitz, Napa Vly, '95-'96, $25
1st - Pinot Noir by Cambria, Santa Maria Valley, '97, $24

$30 Maximum
2nd - Cabernet Sauvignon by Atlas Peak, Consenso Vnyd., Napa, '96, $30
1st - Pinot Noir by Steele, DuPratt Vnyd., Mendocino, '97, $28

Unlimited
2nd - Pinot Noir Reserve by Cambria, Santa Maria Vly., '97, $42
1st - Cabernet Sauvignon by Corison, Napa Vly., '96, $45


Comments—The Best Buy was the Beringer Gewurz. The Best Wine was the Corison Cab; see the Nov. 30, 1999 WineDay article titled,"Cathy's Caper".

 

 

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