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Biggest Bargain Wines
of 2010 So Far

by Fred McMillin

 

We taste a lot of wines in our Fort Mason (S.F.City College) classes. Here are the best at pleasing both the palate and the wallet.

 

Whites

Best Buy Chardonnay:
5th - Lyeth Estate (Boisset), Sonoma County, 2005, $10
4th - Woodbridge (R.Mondavi), California, 2008, $8
3rd - Coastal Ridge Winery (Bronco), California, 2007, $7.50
2nd - Motos Liberty (Panther RockWine Co.), California, 2008, $9
1st - Down Under by Crane Lake, Australia, 2008, $5

Best Buy Chenin Blanc (Vouvray):
1st - George Meurgey (Boisset), Loire Valley, France, 2007, $8

Best Buy Muscat:
1st - Ottonele, Targovishte Winery, Black Sea Region, Bulgaria, 2007, $9

Best Buy Pinot Grigio (Gris):
2nd - Concannon Vineyards, Central Coast, 2008, $10
1st - Coastal Ridge Wines, California, 2006, $7

Best Buy Sauvignon Blanc:
3rd - Bogle Vineyards, California, 2007, $10
2nd - Concannon Vineyards, Central Coast, 2008, $10
1st - Targovishte Winery, (Bulgarian Master Vintners), Bulgaria, 2007, $8

Reds

Best Buy Cabernet Sauvignon:
3rd- Redwood Vineyards (Bronco), California, 2003, $8
2nd - Wyndham Estate, Bin 444, Australia, 2003, $10
1st - Vini (Bulgarian Master Vintners), Thracean Valley, Bulgaria, 2008, $8

Best Buy Malbec:
1st - Espiritu de Argentina (Balzac), Mendoza, Argentina, 2007, $10

Best Buy Merlot:
1st - Forest Glen, California, 2006, $11

Best Buy Petite Sirah:
1st - Bogle Vineyards, California, 2006, $11

Best Buy Pinot Noir:
2nd - Kendall-Jackson Vineyards, California, 2003, $9
1st - Harlow Ridge(Bronco), Lodi, 2007, $10

Best Buy Red Table Wine:
1st - Kenwood Vineyards, Sonoma County, 2005, $9

Best Sangiovese:
1st - Crane Lake Cellars, 2005, $5

Best Syrah:
1st - R. Mondavi/Private Collection, Central Coast, 2007, $11

Best Zinfandel:
2nd - Ravenswood Vintner's Blend, Calif., 2007, $10
1st - Shenandoah Vineyards Special Reserve, Amador County, 2007, $10

 

And a Final Wine Smile

Some final beverage banter from the L.A. Times:

Many vintages ago a journalist wrote that President Theodore Roosevelt at times was drunk. The president sued the writer and won the case, including an award of damages. The amount? Six cents!

 

Credits:
Tastings: Edgar Vogt
Statistics: Ophie Mercado

 

Fred McMillin

About the Writer

Fred McMillin, a veteran wine writer, has taught wine history for over 30 years on three continents. He was voted one of the U.S.A's 22 Best wine writers by the Academy of Wine Communications. For information about the wine courses he teaches every month at San Francisco City College (Fort Mason Division), please fax him at (415) 567-4468.

Copyright © 2010, Fred McMillin. All rights reserved.

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