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by Fred McMillin
for December 31, 1997

WineDay's Best of 1997

$10 Maximum

5th  -  Cabernet Sauvignon by Napa Ridge, Central Coast, '95, $9
4th  -  Cabernet by Chateau Julien, Grand Reserve, Monterey, '95, $9
3rd  -  Zinfandel by Montevina, Amador County, '95, $10
2nd  -  Chenin Blanc by Bogle, Clarksburg, '96, $6.50
Winner  -  Sauvignon Blanc by Chateau Souverain, Alexander Vly., '96, $8.50

$20 Maximum

5th  -  Cabernet by Renaissance, No. Yuba, '86, $20
4th  -  Chardonnay by Alderbrook, Dry Creek Valley, '95, $12
3rd  -  Assemblage Red Blend by Concannon, Central Coast, '93, $17
2nd  -  Pinot Noir by Quatro, Sonoma County, '94, $17
Winner  -  Cabernet Sauvignon by Oakstone, El Dorado, '91, $12

Unlimited

5th  -  Merlot by Matanzas Creek, Sonoma Valley, '94, $43
4th  -  Vintage Port by Guenoc, California, '94, $25
3rd  -  Langtry Meritage by Guenoc, Napa Valley, '94, $40
2nd  -  Samsel Vineyard Zinfandel by Rosenblum, Sonoma Valley, '95, $25
Winner  -  Cabernet Franc by Jarvis, Napa Valley, '94, $45


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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