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Wine Picks

for October 15, 2000
(My panel found these taste best right now.)

by Fred McMillin

Mumm Cuvee Napa
Mumm Cuvée Napa
 
 

White Wines

$10 Maximum  
1st - Pinot Gris, Duck Pond, Willamette Valley, '98, $10

 $15 Maximum  
4th - Chardonnay, Firestone Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley, '97, $13
3rd - Pinot Blanc, Palmer Vineyards, Long Island, N.Y., '97, $12
2nd - Pinot Grigio, Campanile (Beringer), Friuli, Italy, '99, $11
1st - Muscat Sattui, California, '98, $15

 $20 Maximum  
2nd - Chardonnay, Giants Creek, Rosemount, Australia, '97, $17
1st - Blanc de Noirs Sparkler, Mumm Cuvée Napa, No Date, $18

$30 Maximum
1st - Chardonnay, Steele, Durell Vineyard, Carneros, '98, $28

 

Red Wines


$10 Maximum
3rd - Cabernet Sauvignon, Jacob's Creek, Australia, '98, $9
2nd - Zinfandel, Ironstone, Sierra Foothills, '98, $9
1st - Shiraz, Carramar Estate, Casella Wines, Australia, '99, $9

$15 Maximum
3nd - Port (dessert), Woodbridge by R. Mondavi, Portacinco, '94, $14
2nd - Shiraz-Cab Red Label, Wolf Blass, Australia, '98, $12
1st - Cabernet Sauvignon, Barrel Select, Fetzer, CA, '95, $14

$20 Maximum
1st - Merlot, Canoe Ridge Vineyard, Washington, '97, $19

$25 Maximum
4th - Cabernet Sauvignon, Rosenblum, Holbrook Mitchell Vineyard, '97, $25
3rd - Zavala Red Blend, Tarapaca (Beringer), Chile, '97, $25
2nd - Syrah, Beaulieu, North Coast, CA, '97, $25
1st - Pinot Noir, David Bruce, Sonoma County, '97, $24

$30 Maximum
1st - Syrah, Ceretto, Piedmont, Italy, '93, $29

Unlimited
1st - Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, Robert Mondavi, Napa Valley, '96, $45


Comments

(a) A late entry from my cellar scored well: Ivan Tamas $9 Chardonnay, Central Coast, CA, 1997
(b) Best Buy of the tasting was the $9 Carramar Aussie Shiraz (alias Syrah).

 

 
 


This page created October 2000

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