by Fred McMillin
We taste a lot of wines in our Fort Mason (S.F. City College) classes. Here in alphabetical order are the 15 that were best at pleasing both the palate and the wallet.
The 15 Best Buys|
|Beaujolais, $12, Chiroubles, Duboeuf, France, 2006|
|Bordeaux Red, $9, Baron Philippe De Rothschild, 2005|
|Cabernet Sauvignon, $10, Five Rivers Winery, Paso Robles, 2003|
|Chardonnay, $7, Hacienda Vineyards, California, 2005|
|Merlot, $7, Coastal Ridge, California, 2005|
|Petite Sirah, $11, Bogle Vineyards, California, 2005|
|Pinot Grigio, $11, Cycle Gladiator, California, 2005|
|Pinot Noir, $7, Montpellier, California, 2005|
|Rhone White, $8, Cotes du Luberon, France, 2005|
|Riesling, $6, Forestville Vineyards, California, 2006|
|Zinfandel Rosé, $10, Pedroncelli Winery, Sonoma Cnty., 2006|
|Sauvignon Blanc, $8, Estrella Winery, California, 2005|
|Shiraz, $7, Coastal Ridge, California, 2005|
So those are the bargains. Now we close with a bit of wine wisdom about...
Fred McMillin, a veteran wine writer, has taught wine history for 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.
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