by Fred McMillin
for January 16, 1997

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1993 Private Reserve Petite Sirah
Santa Clara Valley Emilio Guglielmo Winery
Morgan Hill, Santa Clara Valley, CA
$10.25

$1.50 for a gallon of good red wine delivered to your home by the grower-winemaker-marketer Emilio Guglielmo. It was one of San Francisco's best wine buys in the late 1930's. That family and that vineyard are still turning out good values 60 years later. Emilio's grandson George Guglielmo made this hardy Petite entirely from old vines grown in that old vineyard. The grapes are few in number (production was less than 1000 cases) but they pack plenty of firepower. In Guglielmo tradition, this is another good value, even though George tells me he's a bit too busy to deliver it to your home.

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About the Writer

Fred McMillin, a veteran wine writer, has taught wine history for 30 years on three continents. He currently teaches wine courses at San Francisco State and San Francisco City College and is Northern California Editor for American Wine on the Web. In 1995, the Academy of Wine Communications honored Fred with one of only 22 Certificates of Commendation awarded to American wine writers.


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