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WineDay Annex Wine Picks
for March 28, 1997
by Fred McMillin

Best Buys

An increasing number of California wineries are bringing in wine from Chile and southern France, and selling it under their own label. We had one in the last issue, and two more this time.

5th  -  Pinot Noir by Duck Pond Cellars, 1995, Willamette Valley, Oregon, $8
4th  -  Cabernet Sauvignon by C.K. Mondavi,'95, California, $7 1995
3rd  -  Merlot by Monterey Vineyard, '95, southern France, $7 1995
2nd  -  Cabernet Sauvignon by Bel Arbors, '95, Valle Central, Chile, $6 1995
Winner  - Green Hungarian by Weibel (off-dry), California, $4.60

Best Wines

5th -  Viognier by William Wheeler, 1995, California, $19 (white)
4th -  Chardonnay by Pine Ridge, 1995, Knollside Cuvee, Napa Valley, $16.75
3rd -  Cabernet Sauvignon by Palmer Vineyards, Long Island, N.Y., $13
2nd -  Cabernet Sauvignon by Firestone Vineyard, 1993, Santa Ynez Valley, $13
Winner -  Cabernet Sauvignon by Turnbull Cellars, '94, Oakville, Napa Vly., $22

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