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Hope Estate, Australia

Wine Picks

for April 1, 2000
(Seventeen tasters say these are the best right now.)

by Fred McMillin


White Wines

$10 Maximum  
1st - Barefoot Bubbly Cal. Champagne, NV, $8

 $15 Maximum  
3rd - Sauvignon Blanc, Guenoc, North Coast, '98, $14
2nd - Gewürztraminer, Gundlach-Bundschu, Sonoma Valley, '97, $12
1st - Johannisberg Riesling, V. Sattui, Napa Valley, '98, $13.75

$25 Maximum
1st - Chardonnay, Steele, Santa Barbara County, Bien Nacido Vineyard, '95, $25

1st - Veuve Clicquot Brut, Reims, France, '89, $55


Red Wines

$10 Maximum
1st - (pink) White Zinfandel, Beringer, No. Coast, '98, $8

$15 Maximum
1st - Shiraz, Hope Estate, Hunter Valley, Australia, '98, $13

$20 Maximum
2nd - Late-Harvest Dessert Zinfandel, Oakstone Winery, El Dorado, '97, $18
( bot. $9)
1st - Petite Sirah, EOS, Paso Robles, '96, $17

$25 Maximum
1st - Syrah, Cambria, Santa Maria Valley, Tepusquet Vineyard, '97, $22
(see April 6th, WineDay)

$30 Maximum
1st - Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, William Hill, Napa Valley, '95, $27

1st - Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver Oak, Napa Valley, '95, $75
(see April 4th, WineDay)

The Best Buy was the Barefoot Bubbly. The Best Wine was the Silver Oak Cab.


This page created April 2000