by Fred McMillin
Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
Which Cab is fairest of them all?
Global Gourmet reader Mrs. Christine Silver asked what Cab under $20 has scored highest recently in my Fort Mason (S.F.City College) classes?
At higher prices we would expect Napa Valley to dominate. Let°s see if that is the case for this lower price range? Here are the 14 best we have sipped.
Affordable Cabernet Sauvignons|
|14th||Jacob's Creek (Wyndham), South Australia, 2002, $13|
|13th||Trinchero Family, Lake County, 2004, $12|
|12th||Lockwood Vineyards, Monterey County, 2005, $14|
|11th||Daniel Gerhs Winery, Santa Barbara County, 2005, $17|
|10th||Valley of the Moon, Sonoma County, 2005, $19|
|9th||Kenwood Vineyards, Sonoma County, 2005, $18|
|8th||Fat Cat Wines (Bronco), California, 2005, $10|
|7th||Napa Ridge Winery, Napa Valley, 2004, $12|
|6th||Lockwood Vineyards, Monterey County, 2004, $19|
|5th||Valley of the Moon, Sonoma County, 2001, $19|
|4th||Angove's (Trinchero), Australia, 2004, $19|
|3rd||Barefoot Cellars, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, 2001, $17|
|2nd||Hahn Estates, Central Coast, 2005, $14|
And the winner is...|
|1st||Sobon Estate, Amador County, 2003, $15|
No Napa dominance here. Sonoma had four on the list to Napa's one.
Ouch! I saw this review of a book I liked. The book: Wine for Dummies. The review: "It is."
Credits: Edgar Vogt
Statistics: Ophie Mercado
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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