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Wine Picks

for October 1, 2000
(Panel of 10 say these taste best right now—64 entries)

by Fred McMillin

Acacia Chardonnay
Acacia Chardonnay
 
 

White Wines

$10 Maximum  
3rd - Chardonnay, Vina Tarapaca (Beringer), Chile, '99, $9
2nd - Sauvignon Blanc, Yorkville, Mendocino, '97, $10
1st - Torrontes, Santa Julia (Winesellers), Argentina, '99, $6

 $15 Maximum  
3rd - Chardonnay, Vintner's Reserve, Kendall-Jackson, CA, '98, $12
2nd - Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Bianco (Wine Wave), Italy, '98, $15
1st - Chardonnay, Reserve, Jacob's Creek (Austin Nichols) Australia, '98, $15

 $20 Maximum  
1st - Late-Harvest Vignoles (dessert), St. James Winery, Missouri, '97 $17

$25 Maximum
3rd - Chardonnay, Orange, Rosemount Australia, '98, $22
2nd - Chardonnay, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Wash., '98, $25
1st - Chardonnay, Acacia, Carneros, '98, $22, (pictured)

 $30 Maximum  
1st - Late-Harvest Riesling, Renaissance, No. Yuba, a 1986 from my cellar, $??

Unlimited
1st - Riesling Icewine, Inniskillin, Canada, '98, $65 (375 ml.)

 

Red Wines


$10 Maximum
1st - Malbec, Santa Julia (Winesellers), Argentina, '98, $8

$15 Maximum
5th - Cabernet Sauvignon, Hogue, Washington, '97, $15
4th - Rioja Reserva, Marques de Arienzo (Allied Domecq) Spain, '94, $15
3ed - Merlot, Hogue, Washington, '97, $15
2nd - Beaujolais, Brouilly, Chateau de La Chaize, (Seagram), France, '97, $13
1st - Zinfandel, Clos LaChance, El Dorado, '97, $15

$20 Maximum
1st - Cabernet Sauvignon, Buena Vista, Carneros, '95, $16

$25 Maximum
3rd - Lucente (Sangiovese), Robert Mondavi-Frescobaldi, Tuscany, Italy, '97, $25
2nd - Cabernet Sauvignon, Preston, Columbia Valley, Washington, '97, $22
1st - Merlot Reserve, Preston, Columbia Valley, Washington, '97, $22

$30 Maximum
3rd - Cabernet Sauvignon, Preston Vineyards, Sattui, Napa Valley, '96, $27
2nd - Amarone Montresor, Dalla Valpolicella, Italy, '95, $27
1st - Sangiovese Reserve, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley, '97, $30

Unlimited
2nd   Io (Syrah), Santa Marie Valley, '97, $40
1st - 1997 Vintage Port, Ramos Pinto (Maisons Marques), Portugal, $49

 

The highest-rated wine was the Inniskillin Icewine, and the Best Buy was the white Torrontes.

 

 
 


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