This page offers links to all my tasting notes on wines of value. The most recent tastings are listed in the box immediately below. Scroll down for hundreds more notes organized by country or region of origin, listed within each category in chronological order with the newest at the top.

Current tasting notes:
Four with veggie fare:
  • San Fabiano Calcinaia 1997 Chianti Classico
  • Kim Crawford 1999 Unoaked Marlborough Chardonnay
  • Domaine le Sang des Cailloux 1998 Vacqueyras
  • Tamellini 1998 Soave

    Other recent tasting notes:

  • World Shippers' Tasting
  • Chateau Tour du Haut-Moulin 1989 Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois
  • Domaine du Pou'jol 1999 Coteaux du Languedoc ($9.99)
  • Chateau de Segries 1999 Cotes-du-Rhone ($9.99)
  • Clos du Mont-Olivet 1998 Chateauneuf-du-Pape ($27.99)
  • Vignaioli di Santo Stefano 1999 Moscato d'Asti
  • Louis M. Martini 1993 Lake County Barbera
  • Heron 1998 California Syrah
  • Mark West 1999 Russian River Valley Gewurztraminer
  • Toasted Head 1997 Dunnigan Hills Malbec
  • Ravenswood 1997 Napa Valley Zinfandel
  • New Marc de Grazia releases
  • EOS 1997 Paso Robles Petite Sirah
  • Louis Michel & Fils 1996 Chablis
  • Romariz non-vintage White Porto
  • Penley Estate 1996 South Australia Shiraz-Cabernet

  • An odd couple of reds:
  • Secco-Bertani 1997 Valpolicella Valpantena
  • KWV 1997 Western Cape Pinotage

  • Hirsch 1998 Kammerner Heiligenstein Kamptal Grüner Veltliner
  • Apollonio 1997 Copertino
  • An evening in St. Louis

  • Two good value reds:
  • Cline 1998 California Zinfandel
  • Wyndham Estate 1996 Bin 444 Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Henry Pellé 1995 Menetou-Salon Morogues
  • Three Portuguese Reds
  • Andrew Quady 1997 Essensia California Orange Muscat

    For a comprehensive index of notes by region,
    see below.
    Or click here to review my
    QPR Digest: Top Wine Values.

  • In the index below, entries posted within the past month or two are highlighted by "New!", while wines I consider particularly good value add the tag "Best Buy!".

    Simply click any link below for a more detailed tasting report, which may range from a simple tasting note to an extended article with photos. If you prefer, use our new and improved Search Engine to search the entire Current Wine Notes archive using the keywords of your choice.

    All my wine-tasting reports are consumer-oriented. In order to maintain objectivity and avoid conflicts of interest, I purchase all the wines I rate at my own expense in retail stores.

    For a quick overview of wine-tasting procedures, consult my Online Wine Tasting Course. For a simple, plain-English dictionary of the wine-tasting words and phrases that I use in these notes and hundreds more wine-related words and phrases, including MP3 sound files so you can hear key wine terms, visit our Wine Lovers' Lexicon. And, for the most comprehensive guide to wine grapes on the Web, click to The Super Gigantic WWW Winegrape Glossary. Finally, some older tasting notes organized by country or region are still available in my Wine Value Archive.


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    United States (California) | United States (Other)


    ARGENTINA
  • Two good Argentine reds
  • Catena 1993 Agrelo Vineyard Mendoza (Argentina) Cabernet Sauvignon ($11.49)

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    AUSTRALIA
  • Penley Estate 1996 South Australia Shiraz-Cabernet ($21.99) New!
  • Wyndham Estate 1996 South Eastern Australia Bin 444 Cabernet Sauvignon ($9.99) New!
  • Penfolds 1999 Eden Valley (Australia) Reserve Riesling ($15.99) New!
  • Thomas Mitchell 1998 Marsanne ($8.99) New! Best Buy!
  • Riddoch 1995 Coonawarra Shiraz ($18.99) New!
  • Penfolds 1996 Old Vine Barossa Valley Grenache Mourvèdre Shiraz ($17.99) New!
  • Wolf Blass 1998 Gold Label South Australia Riesling ($11.99)
  • Penfolds 1996 Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet Shiraz ($21.99)
  • Green Point 1994 Brut ($22.99)
  • Rosemount Estate 1998 Shiraz ($10.99)
  • D'Arenberg 1997 McLaren Vale (Australia) "The Footbolt" Old Vine Shiraz ($11.99)
  • D'Arenberg 1996 The Ironstone Pressings McLaren Vale Grenache/65%-Shiraz/35% ($19.99)
  • Wyndham Estate 1996 Bin 555 South Eastern Australia Shiraz ($7.99) Best Buy!
  • Seppelt 1993 Harpers Range South Eastern Australia Sparkling Shiraz ($15.99)
  • Two good Australian red blends
  • Madfish Bay 1996 Western Australia Chardonnay ($18.99)
  • Rosemount 1995 McLaren Vale "GSM" ($17.99)
  • Wynn's Coonawarra Estate 1996 Coonawarra Shiraz ($10.99)
  • Penfolds 1995 Old Vine Barossa Valley Shiraz/55%-Mourvèdre/25%-Grenache/20% ($16.99)
  • Leasingham 1996 Clare Valley (Australia) Riesling ($7.99) Best Buy!
  • Banrock Station 1997 South Eastern Australia Shiraz ($6.99)
  • Two good Penfolds reds
  • Hardy's non-vintage Shiraz Australian Sparkling Wine ($17.99)
  • Wolf Blass 1997 Gold Label South Australia Riesling ($11.99)
  • Katnook Estate 1996 Coonawarra Sauvignon Blanc ($19.99)
  • Peter Lehmann 1995 "The Barossa" Barossa (Australia) Shiraz ($11.99)
  • Two Australian Shirazes
  • Seppelt 1995 South Australia Cabernet/55%-Shiraz/45% ($7.49)
  • Taltarni 1996 Victoria (Australia) Sauvignon Blanc ($9.99)
  • Penfolds 1993 Bin 2 South Eastern Australia Shiraz/76%-Mourvèdre/24% ($7.99 in 1995) Best Buy!
  • Lindemans 1996 Bin 95 South Eastern Australia Sauvignon Blanc ($6.49)
  • Rosemount Estate 1996 Hunter Valley (Australia) Sauvignon Blanc ($8.99)
  • Penfolds 1994 Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet Sauvignon/54% - Shiraz/46% ($16.99)
  • Penfolds 1995 Koonunga Hill South Australia Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon ($9.99)
  • Lindemans 1996 Bin 65 South Eastern Australia Chardonnay ($6.99)
  • Penfolds 1995 Clare Valley (Australia) Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz ($9.99)
  • Taltarni 1996 Victoria (Australia) Sauvignon Blanc ($9.99) Best Buy!

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    AUSTRIA
  • Hirsch 1998 Kammerner Heiligenstein Kamptal (Austria) Grüner Veltliner Alte Reben ($19.99) New!
  • Schmelz Joching 1992 Wachau-Dürnstein (Austria) Grüner Veltliner Smaragd ($15.99)
  • Weingut Loiben 1997 Loibner Loibenberg (Wachau) Grüner Veltliner ($19.99)
  • Two Austrian whites
  • Berger 1997 Kremstal (Austria) Dry Grüner Veltliner ($7.99/1 liter) Best Buy!
  • Two excellent Austrian whites
  • Dinstlgut Loiben 1997 Loibner Schütt (Austria) Grüner Veltliner ($8.99) Best Buy!
  • Weingut Undhof 1990 Kremser Kögl (Austria) Riesling Spätlese ($14.99)
  • Weingut Familie Zull Kabinett 1995 Riede Seeleiter Grüner Veltliner Weinviertel-Österreich ($9.99) Best Buy!
  • Weingut Undhof 1990 Riesling-Spätlese Kremser Kögl ($14.99)
  • Weingut Bründlmayer 1992 Zöbinger Heiligenstein Riesling Kamptal Erste Lage Alte Reben Qualitäswein ($9.99)
  • Franz Hirtzberger 1994 Spitz/Donau - Wachau Steinterrassen - Riesling Federspiel ($22.99)
  • Weingut Knoll 1994 Loibner 'Schütt' (Wachau, Austria) Grüner Veltliner Smaragd ($21.99)
  • Umathum 1991 Neusiedler See (Austria) Zweigelt vom Haidboden (price unknown)
  • Weingut Hiedler 1995 Langenloiser Weingärten Cuvée Kamptal (Austria) Grüner Veltliner ($10.99)
  • Nigl 1993 Kremstal (Austria) Urgensteins-Riesling Senftenberger Piri ($16.99)

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    CHILE
  • Luis Felipe Edwards 1996 Colchagua (Chile) Cabernet Sauvignon ($8.99)
  • San Francisco de Mostaxal 1995 Cachapoal Valley (Chile) "Vino de Eyzaguirre" Reserva Especial Cabernet Sauvignon ($6.99)
  • Montes Alpha 1996 Curico Valley (Chile) Cabernet Sauvignon ($13.99)
  • Santa Rita 1995 "Medalla Real" Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($13.79)
  • Terra Rosa 1997 Valle Central (Chile) Cabernet Sauvignon ($10.99)
  • Carmen 1996 Maipo Valley (Chile) Grande Vidure Cabernet Reserve ($10.99)
  • Carmen 1996 Rapel Valley (Chile) Reserve Merlot ($10.79)
  • Casa Lapostolle 1995 "Cuvée Alexandre" Rapel Valley (Chile) Merlot ($13.99)
  • Carmen 1993 Rapel Valley (Chile) Reserve Merlot ($10.99)
  • Luis Felipe Edwards 1996 "Pupilla" Cabernet Sauvignon ($6.49)
  • Luis Felipe Edwards 1994 Colchagua (Chile) Cabernet Sauvignon ($8.99) Best Buy!
  • Luis Felipe Edwards 1995 Colchagua (Chile) Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva ($12.99)
  • Terra Nova 1996 Maipo Valley (Chile) Sauvignon Blanc ($5.99)
  • Undurraga 1995 Colchagua Valley (Chile) Merlot ($6.49)
  • Terra Nova 1995 Maipo Valley (Chile) Chardonnay ($7.99)
  • Carmen Reserve 1996 Casablanca Valley (Chile) Sauvignon Blanc ($10.79)
  • Carmen 1995 Maipo Valley (Chile) Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon ($10.49) Best Buy!

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    FORTIFIED WINES
  • Romariz non-vintage White Porto ($10.99) New!
  • Taylor Fladgate 1994 Late Bottled Vintage Porto ($16.99) New!
  • Three Emilio Lustau Sherries New!
  • Quinta dos Murças 1988 Late Bottled Vintage Porto ($13.99)
  • Henriques & Henriques non-vintage Malmsey 5 Years Madeira ($17.99)
  • Cockburn's 10 Years Matured in Wood Tawny Porto ($19.99)
  • Henriques & Henriques non-vintage Bual 10 Years Madeira ($32.99)
  • Taylor Fladgate 10 Years Porto ($24.99)
  • Any Port in a storm?
  • Rosenblum Cellars non-vintage Daniellé California Port With Natural Chocolate Flavors ($16.99/500 ml)
  • Henriques & Henriques non-vintage Sercial 5 Years Madeira ($17.99)
  • Two affordable dry Sherries
  • Yalumba non-vintage "Clocktower" Australian Tawny Port ($9.99)
  • Henriques & Henriques non-vintage Bual 5 Years Madeira ($17.99)
  • Warre's 1995 Quinta da Cavadinha Vintage Porto ($33.99)
  • Henriques & Henriques non-vintage Malmsey 5 Years Madeira ($17.99)
  • Alvear's Cream Montilla ($8.99)
  • Banyuls - The wine that goes with chocolate
  • Alvear Solera Abuelo Diego 27 non-vintage Pedro Ximenez Montilla Morilez ($14.99)
  • Emilio Lustau non-vintage Rare Amontillado "Escuadrilla" ($16.99)
  • Cockburn's 1994 Vintage Porto ($36.99)

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    FRANCE
  • Domaine le Sang des Cailloux 1998 Vacqueyras ($14.99) New!
  • Chateau Tour du Haut-Moulin 1989 Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois New!
  • Domaine du Pou'jol 1999 Coteaux du Languedoc ($9.99) New!
  • Chateau de Segries 1999 Cotes-du-Rhone ($9.99) New!
  • Clos du Mont-Olivet 1998 Chateauneuf-du-Pape ($27.99) New!
  • Louis Michel & Fils 1996 Chablis ($17.99) New!
  • Henry Pellé 1995 Menetou-Salon Morogues ($6.64) New!
  • Domaine Diochon 1998 Moulin-a-Vent ($16.99) New!
  • Vieux Télégraphe 1996 Chateauneuf-du-Pape "La Crau" ($28.99) New!
  • Domaine A.-F. Gros 1996 Bourgogne Hauts-Côtes de Nuits ($19.99) New!
  • Domaine Henri Gouges 1996 Nuits-St-Georges ($29.99) New!
  • Castelmavre 1998 Corbières Grande Cuvée ($10.99) New!
  • Bernard Boutinet Pineau des Charentes ($10.99/375 ml) New!
  • La Montagnette 1998 Côtes-du-Rhône ($8.99) New!
  • Willi's Wine Bar in Paris New!
  • Vins & Marée in Paris New!
  • Au Thoumieux New!
  • A day trip to Blaye New!
  • A day in the Médoc New!
  • One stop in Chateauneuf New!
  • Beautiful Bandol New!
  • Provence in Louisville New!
  • Domaine Tempier 1998 Bandol Rosé ($19.99) New!
  • Chateau Saint-André Corbin 1989 St-Georges-St-Emilion ($9.99 in 1992) New!
  • Domaine Deletang 1998 Montlouis "Les Petits Boulay" ($13.99) New!
  • Chateau de La Chaize 1997 Brouilly ($13.99) New!
  • Chateau Mas Neuf 1997 Costieres de Nîmes ($7.99) New! Best Buy!
  • Chateau Graville-Lacoste 1998 Graves ($10.99) New!
  • Marquis de Joliennes 1997 Chateau de Chamirey Mercurey ($21.99) New!
  • H. Poiron et Fils 1997 le Fief Giraud Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie ($10.99) New!
  • Sylviane et Jacques Lemenicier 1990 Cornas ($16.99) New!
  • Chateau Saint Marie de la Garrigues 1997 Bronzinelle Coteaux du Languedoc ($11.99) New!
  • Chateau la Roque 1997 Pic Saint Loup Coteaux du Languedoc Blanc ($9.99) New!
  • Pierre Sparr 1998 Alsace Pinot Gris Réserve ($12.99) New!
  • Ch. Joguet 1998 Vin de Chinon Rosé ($12.99) New!
  • Louis Michel & Fils 1996 Chablis ($17.99) New!
  • La Grange de Quatre Sous 1994 Les Serrottes Vin de Pays d'Oc ($12.99)
  • Foreau 1997 Domaine du Clos Naudin Vouvray Demi Sec ($20.99)
  • Domaine de la Madeleine 1998 Vin de Pays de l'Hérault Carignan ($9.99)
  • Domaine des Entrefaux 1998 Crozes-Hermitage ($12.99)
  • Chateau La Roque 1998 Coteaux du Languedoc Pic Saint-Loup Cuvee Les Vieilles Vignes de Mourvèdre ($9.99)
  • La Crau de ma Mère 1996 Chateauneuf-du-Pape ($19.99)
  • Two quaffable whites from Verget du Sud
  • Domaine de la Voûte des Crozes 1997 Cote de Brouilly ($13.99)
  • Two from Bordeaux
  • Cuvee de la Reine des Bois 1997 Domaine de la Mordorée Lirac ($14.99)
  • Paul Jaboulet Aîné 1998 "Parallele '45'" Côtes du Rhône ($8.99)
  • Two dozen new French wines
  • Domaine Cauhape 1996 Jurançon Sec Chant des Vignes ($6.99)
  • Chateau Larose-Trintaudon 1995 Haut-Medoc
  • Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Cuis 1er Cru Champagne Brut ($27.99)
  • Three mid-range Burgundies
  • Allias non-vintage Vouvray Demi Sec ($13.99)
  • Clos du Mont-Olivet 1997 Chateauneuf-du-Pape ($22.99)
  • Piper-Heidseick non-vintage Champagne Brut ($29.99)
  • Château Thivin 1997 Côte de Brouilly ($16)
  • Chateau de Pressac 1995 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru ($15.99)
  • Mas Champart 1997 Saint-Chinian ($13.99)
  • Chateau Coufran 1995 Haut-Medoc ($19.99)
  • De Boisseyt-Chol 1996 Saint-Joseph ($18.99)
  • Domaine des Entrefaux 1998 Crozes-Hermitage ($12.99)
  • Monmousseau 1998 Clos le Vigneau Vouvray Val de Loire Cuvee Amp ($9.99)
  • Banana/Not-Banana: A tale of two Nouveaus
  • Domaine Sirugue 1997 Clos de la Belle Marguerite Côte de Nuits-Villages ($14.99)
  • Domaine de l'Ecu 1998 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie ($6.99)
  • Verget de Sud 1998 Vin de Pays du Vaucluse ($7.99)
  • Gilbert Alquier & Fils 1997 Faugères ($11.99)
  • Champagne Chartogne-Taillet Cuvée Sainte-Anne Brut ($24.99)
  • Six good-value Champagnes
  • Mugneret 1991 Chambolle-Musigny Les Feusselottes ($24.99)
  • Domaine de la Chanteleuserie 1997 Bourgueil Vieilles Vignes ($12.99)
  • Domaine Ostertag 1990 Fronholz (Alsace) Riesling ($19.95)
  • Domaine la Bouïssiere 1996 Gigondas ($14.99)
  • Verget 1997 Chablis 1er Cru "Vaillons" ($25.99)
  • Two White Bordeaux
  • Domaine de la Feuillarde 1997 Macon-Prissé ($12.99)
  • Château de Targé 1996 Saumur Champigny ($13.99)
  • Domaine Raspail-Ay 1996 Gigondas Réserve ($16.99)
  • J.L. Chave 1997 Saint-Joseph ($23.99)
  • Three French Rosés
  • Allias Père et Fils 1996 "Clos du Petite Mont" Vouvray Moelleux ($18.99)
  • Domaine Jean Deydier et Fils 1997 "Les Clefs d'Or" Côtes du Rhône ($11.99)
  • Chateau l'Evangile 1989 Pomerol ($70 in 1996)
  • Gaston Huet 1996 Clos du Bourg Vouvray Demi-Sec ($20.99)
  • Antonin Rodet Ch. de Chamirey 1997 Mercurey ($22.99)
  • Louis Jadot 1997 Domaine du Monnet Brouilly ($11.99)
  • Château Duc d'Arnauton 1997 Graves ($11.99)
  • Two excellent Languedoc reds
  • Two pricey but disappointing French whites
  • Bernard Dugat 1991 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes ($32.99)
  • Trimbach 1996 Alsace Pinot Gris Reserve ($15.49)
  • Two Joguet Chinons
  • Four Burgundies
  • A Tour of the Languedoc
  • Chateau Vieux Robin 1995 Cru Bourgeois Médoc ($14.99)
  • Foreau 1995 Domaine du Clos Naudin Vouvray Moelleux ($29.99)
  • J. M. Alquier 1996 Réserve la Maison Jaune Faugères ($13.99)
  • Louis Jadot 1997 Chateau de Poncié Fleurie ($15.99)
  • J.M. Alquier 1996 Réserve les Bastides d'Alquier Faugères ($15.99)
  • Five affordable Bordeaux
  • Two From Kermit Lynch
  • La Vieille Ferme 1997 Côtes du Luberon ($5.99)
  • Chateau Rocher Bellevue Figeac 1995 St.-Émilion Grand Cru ($19.95)
  • P. Y. Tijou 1993 Cuvée Clémentine Cotes du Layon Chaume ($17.99)
  • Joseph Drouhin 1996 Rully ($14.99)
  • Les Hauts de Chambert 1996 Cahors ($8.99)
  • Château Micalet 1995 Haut-Médoc Cru Artisan
  • Two Excellent Beaujolais
  • Champagne Delamotte non-vintage Les Mesnils/Oger Brut ($29.99)
  • Champagne Henri Germain non-vintage Tete de Cuvee ($24.99)
  • Chateau Poujeaux 1995 Moulis-en-Medoc ($24.99)
  • Chateau-Fortia 1995 Chateauneuf-du-Pape ($22.99)
  • Two Good Burgundies
  • Chateau La Roque 1995 Cupa Numismae Pic Saint Loup Coteaux du Languedoc ($12.99)
  • Bouchard Pere & Fils 1998 Beaujolais Nouveau ($9.49)
  • Eight good wines from France
  • Three Languedoc Reds
  • Clos de L'Oratoire des Papes 1996 Chateauneuf-du-Pape ($17.99)
  • Chateau Plagnac 1995 Médoc ($12.99)
  • Two good country French reds
  • Pierre Boniface 1995 Apremont Vin de Savoie
  • Two good Loire whites
  • Hand Picked Selections tasting (22 wines)
  • Louis Jadot 1997 Beaujolais-Villages Best Buy!
  • Foreau 1995 Demi Sec Vouvray ($16.99)
  • Domaine du Galet des Papes 1995 "Tradition" Chateauneuf-du-Pape ($19.99)
  • Chateau L'Evangile 1989 Pomerol ($70)
  • Michel Chignard 1995 Fleurie "Les Moriers" ($14.99)
  • Chateau Meyney 1995 Cru Bourgeois Saint-Estèphe ($24.99)
  • E. Guigal 1995 Cotes-du-Rhône ($8.99)
  • Joseph Drouhin 1996 Chablis Premier Cru ($21.99)
  • François Cotat 1993 Chavignol La Grande Côte Sancerre ($12.99)
  • Two excellent French wines
  • Chateau des Annereaux 1995 Lalande de Pomerol ($13.99)
  • La Vieille Ferme 1996 Côtes du Ventoux ($7.99)
  • Three '95 Bordeaux Under $10
  • Le Vieux Donjon 1995 Châteauneuf-du-Pape ($21.99)
  • Edmond Vatan 1994 Clos la Neore Chavignol Sancerre ($14.99)
  • Domaine Deshenrys 1995 "Tradition" Vin de Pays des Cotes de Thongue ($8.99)
  • Marie-Louise Parisot 1995 Pouilly-Vinzelles ($8.99)
  • Marie-Louise Parisot 1995 Côtes du Rhone ($5.99)
  • Domaine des Acacias 1995 Touraine Gamay ($6.49)
  • Gressier Grand Poujeaux 1989 Moulis
  • Chateau des Tours 1996 Brouilly ($12.99)
  • Bonny Doon 1996 Domaine des Blageurs "Syrah, Sirrah" Vin de Pays du Gard ($9.99)
  • Ch. Joguet 1996 Vin de Chinon Rosé ($10.99)
  • Francis Cotat 1992 Chavignol "Les Culs de Beaujeau" Sancerre ($5.99/sale price)
  • Chateau de Lascaux 1995 Coteaux du Languedoc ($8.99)
  • M. Chapoutier 1995 La Bernardine Chateauneuf-du-Pape ($16.99)
  • Domaine Peyre Rose 1992 Clos Syrah Léone Coteaux du Languedoc ($14.99)
  • Michel Lynch 1994 Bordeaux ($7.99)
  • Heart of Darkness 1995 Madiran ($9.99)
  • Chateau La Roque 1995 Coteaux du Languedoc Pic Saint Loup ($8.99) Best Buy!
  • Domaine L'Aiguelière 1995 "Tradition" Coteaux du Languedoc Montpeyroux ($10.99)
  • Château la Roque 1995 "Cupa Numismae" Coteaux du Languedoc Pic Saint Loup ($12.99)
  • Chateau de Maligny 1996 Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume ($18.99)
  • Huet non-vintage Vouvray Brut ($18.99)
  • Chateau Gruaud Larose 1989 Saint-Julien ($39.99)
  • Prieuré de St.-Jean de Bébian 1993 Coteaux du Languedoc ($12.99)
  • Domaine Zind-Humbrecht 1993 Clos Windsbuhl Hunawihr (Alsace) Gewurztraminer ($25.99)
  • Gilbert Alquier & Fils 1995 Faugères ($11.99)
  • Two Nouveau Beaujolais
  • Alain Brumont Chateau Bouscassé 1994 Madiran Vieilles Vignes Best Buy!
  • Verget 1996 Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons ($22.99)
  • Domaine de Chantemerle 1995 Chablis ($15.99)
  • Verget 1995 Saint-Romain ($12.99)
  • Baron de Bachen 1992 Tursan ($12.99)
  • Chateau Recougne 1994 Bordeaux Superieur ($8.99)
  • Jean-Louis et Emmanuel Grillet 1995 "Chateau Monichot" Cotes de Bourg ($12.99)
  • Chateau Norbert 1996 Cotes de Bourg ($9.99)
  • Pascal Jolivet 1995 Sancerre ($14.99)
  • Charles Joguet 1995 Chinon Les Varennes du Grand Clos ($14.99)
  • François Cotat 1994 Chavignol Réserve des Monts Damnés Sancerre ($14.99)
  • Chateau de Chainchon 1995 Cotes de Castillon ($9.99)
  • Gallerie 1994 "Cave du Mistral" Vin de Pays de l'Herault ($6.49)
  • La Grange de Quatre Sous 1993 "Les Serrottes" Vin de Pays d'Oc ($12.99)
  • Hugues Beaulieu 1995 Picpoul de Pinet Coteaux du Languedoc ($6.99) Best Buy!
  • David et Denis Alary 1993 "Font d'Estévenas" Cairanne Côtes-du-Rhône Villages non-filtré ($14.99)
  • E. Guigal 1995 Cotes-du-Rhone Rosé ($8.99) Best Buy!
  • Georges Duboeuf 1995 "Jean Descombes" Morgon ($10.99)
  • Domaine Diochon 1995 Cuvée Vielles Vignes Moulin-à-Vent ($14.99)
  • Alain Pabiot 1995 Sancerre "La Merisière" ($14.99)
  • Chateau Puy-Blanquet 1994 St.-Emilion Grand Cru ($14.99)
  • Domaine de la Motte "La Cour de Pierre" Rosé d'Anjou ($5.99)
  • La Cuvee Mythique 1993 Vin de Pays d'Oc ($15.99)

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    GERMANY
  • A German Trio New!
  • Selbach-Erben 1997 Weisenheimer Vogelsang (Pfalz) Dornfelder Trocken QbA ($7.99)
  • Rudi Wiest 1998 German wine tasting
  • Two fine Mosel Rieslings
  • Dr. Hubert Gänz 1995er Guldentaler Sonnenberg (Nahe) Riesling Spätlese ($9.99)
  • Joh. Jos. Prüm 1994 Graacher Himmelreich (Mosel) Riesling Kabinett ($11.95)
  • Baron zu Knyphausen 1990 Rheingau Riesling Kabinett ($8.99/50 cl)
  • Dr. Loosen 1991 Erdener Treppchen (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer) Riesling Kabinett ($13.99)
  • Weingut Kurt Darting 1992 Ungsteiner Herrenberg (Pfalz) Riesling Auslese ($10.99/500 ml) (Includes a "mini-tutorial" on reading the German wine label.)
  • Weingut Seidel-Dudenhöfer 1995er Alsheimer Goldberg (Rheinhessen) Gutedel Trocken ($7.99)
  • Weingut Steitz 1991 Steckweiler Mittelberg (Nahe) Riesling Trocken ($8.49)

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    GREECE
  • Manousakis 1997 Nostos Red Table Wine ($9.99) New!
  • Three good Greek wines New!
  • Achaia Clauss non-vintage Imperial Mavrodaphne of Patras Red Dessert Wine ($8.79) New!
  • Two modest Greek reds
  • Boutari 1996 Santorini ($12.99)
  • Achaia Clauss non-vintage Retsina Appellation Traditionelle ($7.19)
  • Boutari 1995 Santorini (Greece) White Wine ($13.99)
  • Boutari 1995 Naoussa ($10.99)
  • Achaia Clauss 1995 Nemea ($8.99)
  • Boutari 1994 Paros (Greece) ($8.99)

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    HUNGARY
  • Peters' Hill 1995 Bátaapáti Special Reserve Mocsenyi (Hungary) Superior Quality Dry Red Wine ($5.99)
  • Peters' Hill 1996 Bátaapáti Estate Mócsényi (Hungary) Chardonnay Dry White Quality Wine ($5.99)

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    ITALY
  • San Fabiano Calcinaia 1997 Chianti Classico ($16.99) New!
  • Tamellini 1998 Soave ($9.99) New!
  • Vignaioli di Santo Stefano 1999 Moscato d'Asti ($15.99) New!
  • New Marc de Grazia releases New!
  • Secco-Bertani 1997 Valpolicella Valpantena ($12.49) New!
  • Apollonio 1997 Copertino ($9.99) New!
  • Gianni Gagliardo 1990 Batié Vino da Tavola delle Langhe ($24.99) New!
  • I Campetti 1998 Monteregio di Massa Marittima Rosato ($7.99) New!
  • Grotta Rossa 1997 Carignano del Sulcis Red Sardinian Wine ($9.99) New!
  • A-Mano 1998 Primitivo ($9.99) New!
  • La Spinetta 1999 Vigneto Biancospino Moscato d'Asti Low-Alcohol White Wine ($12.99) New!
  • Mazzi 1997 Vigneto Poiega Valpolicella Classico Superiore ($16.99) New!
  • Castello d'Albola 1995 Chianti Classico Riserva ($21.99) New!
  • Bollini 1997 Reserve Selection Friuli Grave Pinot Grigio ($13.99) New!
  • A modern day in Monforte d'Alba New!
  • A traditional day in the Langhe New!
  • A Bergamo evening New!
  • Corino 1998 Barbera d'Alba ($12.99) New!
  • Seghesio 1998 Dolcetto d'Alba Vigneto della Chiesa ($11.99) New!
  • Tiamo 1998 Rosso Puglia ($6.99) New!
  • Vintner Select Italian wine tasting New!
  • Falchini 1994 Paretaio Red Tuscan Table Wine ($19.99) New!
  • Straccali 1995 Sangiovese di Toscano Vino da Tavola ($23.95/restaurant price) New!
  • Monte Antico 1997 Toscano Red Wine ($7.99) New!
  • Melini 1993 Coltri "One" Red Table Wine of Tuscany ($20.99)
  • Parusso 1993 Barolo Bussia "Vigna Munie" ($22.99)
  • Two more good 1997 Chiantis
  • Sartarelli 1998 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi ($9.99)
  • Four 1997 Chiantis
  • Ocone 1998 Vin Giocondo Vino da Tavola Rosso ($7.99)
  • Bellavista non-vintage Franciacorta Cuvee Brut ($24.99)
  • Disappointing '98s from Alba
  • Two Dolcettos
  • Villa Cafaggio 1997 Chianti Classico ($13.99)
  • Saracco 1998 Moscato d'Asti ($11.39)
  • Banfi 1997 Centine Toscana ($9.99)
  • Cordero di Montezemolo 1985 Monfalletto Barolo ($12.99)
  • Tommasi 1995 Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso ($19.99)
  • Fattoria de Vetrice 1995 Chianti Rufina ($9.99)
  • Two Italian whites under $10
  • Foradori 1998 Teroldego Rotaliano ($14.99)
  • Cataldi Madonna 1997 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo ($11.99)
  • Carmignano 1993 Ambra Riserva le Vigne Alte ($22.99)
  • Apollonio 1997 Terragnolo Primitivo Salento ($9.99)
  • Uccelliera 1997 Rosso di Montalcino ($19.99)
  • Three cut-rate Barolos
  • Boscaini 1997 Firmiano Vigneti di Cornaiano Alto Adige Pinot Grigio ($11.99)
  • Garighe non-vintage Zibibbo Sicilia ($11.99)
  • Fattoria di Lucignano 1997 Chianti Colli Fiorentini ($9.99)
  • Three Italian Whites
  • Bruno Giacosa 1997 Roero Arneis ($15.99)
  • Ceretto 1991 Barbaresco Asij ($14.95)
  • Umani Ronchi 1996 Jorio Montepulciano d'Abruzzo ($10.99)
  • Two from Rosso Conero
  • Three good Italian reds
  • Valle dell'Asso 1997 Galatina Rosso ($8.99)
  • Cecchi 1997 Chianti ($6.99)
  • Three Italian values
  • Martilde 1994 "Zaffo" Oltrepò Pavese Bonarda ($18.99)
  • Three '97 Chiantis under $10
  • A pair of Pinot Grigios
  • Two very good Italian reds
  • Two first-rate Italians
  • Two tasty and affordable Italian reds
  • Falchini 1997 Titolato Colombaia Chianti dei Colli Senesi ($10.99)
  • Two good Italian reds
  • Foradori 1997 Teroldego Rotaliano ($15.99)
  • Two for pizza and more
  • Two from the Italian Piedmont
  • Two tasty Valpolicellas Best Buy!
  • Mazzei 1996 Poggio alla Badiola Toscana ($12.99)
  • Castelvero 1996 Barbera d'Asti ($7.99) Best Buy!
  • Dei 1997 Rosso di Montepulciano ($11.99)
  • Castello d'Albola 1996 Chianti Classico ($10.99)
  • Masi 1991 Campofiorin "Ripasso" Vino da Tavola del Veronese ($11.99)
  • Castello dei Rampolla 1996 Chianti Classico ($15.99)
  • Two fine Italians
  • Duca Leonardo 1997 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo ($3.99)
  • Two from Tuscany
  • Two fine Italians
  • Dei 1996 Rosso di Montepulciano ($9.99)
  • Tiefenbrunner 1996 Alto Adige Pinot Grigio ($8.99)
  • Feudi di San Gregorio 1993 Taurasi ($21.99)
  • Cavalchina 1997 Bianco di Custoza ($9.99)
  • Two excellent Italian reds
  • Two from Sicily
  • Paternoster 1994 Aglianico del Vulture ($14.99)
  • A Gattinara, a Vernaccia, and two more Italians
  • A Primitivo and a Verdicchio
  • Two interesting Italian wines
  • Two Dolcetti
  • Two modest Italian reds
  • Three from Regaleali
  • Visconti Cassinis Ravissa 1995 "Vicara" Barbera del Monferrato Superiore ($9.99)
  • Four from Montepulciano
  • Michele Chiarlo 1995 Barbera d'Asti ($9.99)
  • Riccardo Fenocchio 1989 Pianpolvere Soprano Barolo ($29.99)
  • Marchesi di Barolo 1996 "Madonna di Como" Dolcetto d'Alba ($8.99)
  • Podere le Cinciole 1995 "Le Cinciole" Chianti Classico ($12.99)
  • Mastroberardino 1996 Lachryma Christi del Vesuvio Red ($14.99) and White ($12.99)
  • Borgogno 1990 Barolo Riserva ($26.99)
  • Brusco dei Barbi 1996 Toscano ($9.99)
  • Mastroberardino 1995 Greco di Tufo ($17.99)
  • Produttori del Barbaresco 1995 Langhe Nebbiolo ($10.99)
  • Sella & Mosca 1990 "Tarca-Ferra" Alghero (Sardinia) Cabernet Sauvignon/50%-Cannonau/50% ($12.99)
  • Bolla 1990 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico ($19.95)
  • Seghesio 1996 "Vigneto della Chiesa" Dolcetto d'Alba ($11.99)
  • Marchesi di Barolo 1996 "Madonna di Como" Dolcetto d'Alba ($8.99)
  • Ruffino 1996 "Fonte al Sole" Sangiovese di Toscano ($9.99)
  • Villadoria 1995 Dolcetto d'Alba ($15/restaurant)
  • I Campetti Almabruna Vino da Tavola della Maremma Toscana ($14.99)
  • I Campetti 1996 "Nebbiaie" Bianco Monteregio di Massa Marittima ($7.99)
  • Piume 1995 Oltrepò Pavese Malvasia ($14.99)
  • Moroder 1990 "Dorico" Rosso Cònero ($14.99)
  • Marchesi de' Frescobaldi 1995 Rèmole Chianti ($9.99)
  • Cecchi 1995 Chianti Classico ($8.99)
  • Fattoria di Lucignano 1995 Chianti Colli Fiorentini ($7.49)
  • Podere Scopetone 1995 Rosso di Montalcino ($10.99)
  • Filomusi Guelfi 1994 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo ($10.99) Best Buy!
  • Taurino 1994 Salice Salentino Riserva ($7.99) Best Buy!
  • EnoFriulia 1996 Collio Tocai Friulano ($12.99)
  • Taurino 1990 Notarpanaro Rosso del Salentino ($9.99)
  • Citra 1996 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo ($4.49) Best Buy!
  • Argiolas 1995 "Perdera" Monica di Sardegna ($7.29) Best Buy!
  • Placido 1995 Chianti ($5.49)
  • Paolo Toscano 1996 Chianti ($4.79)
  • Fossi Bianco non-vintage Vino da Tavola Bianco ($5.99)
  • Casarsa Vineyards 1995 Vino da Tavola Venezia Giulia Pinot Grigio ($3.99)
  • Conti Contini 1993 Sangiovese di Toscana ($9.99)
  • Falchini 1995 Titolato Colombaia Chianti dei Colli Senesi ($9.99)
  • Martilde 1995 Oltrepo Pavese Barbera ($12.99)
  • Francesco 1988 Chianti Classico ($8.99)
  • Ruffino 1995 Aziano Chianti Classico ($11.99)
  • Pervini 1992 Primitivo di Manduria ($10.99)
  • Taurino 1993 Salice Salentino Riserva ($6.99) Best Buy!
  • Manzone 1994 "La Serra" Dolcetto d'Alba ($11.99)
  • Corino 1992 Vigna Giachini Dolcetto d'Alba ($11.99)

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    MULTIPLE
  • Four with veggie fare New!
  • World Shippers' Tasting New!
  • An evening in St. Louis New!
  • A Celebratory Evening New!
  • A Wine Dinner in Philadelphia New!
  • A Wine Dinner in NYC New!
  • Europe Wine Diary 2000 New!
  • Three for under $10 New!
  • Dinner in the Napa Valley New!
  • Dinner at Spiedini in Walnut Creek New!
  • Whites with fish on Friday New!
  • Three good kosher wines
  • "No sulfites added" (Three Merlots)
  • An evening of "cult" wines
  • A New York City wine dinner
  • More Boston tastings
  • Boston Wine Expo
  • Two very cheap reds
  • California Wine Diary: January 2000
  • Happy New Year 2000!
  • Sangiovese battle
  • Thanksgiving Day wines
  • More for Turkey Day
  • Four for Turkey Day
  • A Syrah and a Shiraz
  • Two non-Champagne bubblies
  • Vintner Select tasting
  • Red or white with chicken?
  • Schneider's of Capitol Hill Tasting
  • Washington DC Wine Diary 1999
  • California Wine Diary 1999
  • Comparing and Contrasting Chardonnays
  • MoCool '99 complete report
  • Two Pinot Noirs that miss the mark
  • Two with vegetarian fare
  • A good Gewurz and a sparkling marinade
  • Two Southern Hemisphere Pinot Gris
  • The small chill: Defining "room temperature"
  • Chardonnays from opposite poles
  • Zephyr Cove (Louisville) tasting dinner
  • Gallo vs. Bordeaux 'shootout'
  • Two summery dry pinks
  • A trio of Merlots
  • Comparative tastings
  • A Boston wine dinner
  • A fragrant pair for spring
  • US/Oz Rhone Ranger 'Shootout'
  • "Below the Belt"
  • Y2K Champagne shortage?
  • A Louisville wine dinner
  • Two sweet surprises
  • France-California Chardonnay "Shootout"
  • Testing two good wine glasses
  • Post-Christmas wine dinner in Indianapolis
  • Four in Florida restaurants
  • Thanksgiving wines
  • Four for Turkey Day
  • Wine dinner in Denver
  • Three from the 'non-cellar'
  • A Louisville wine dinner
  • Two petillant whites
  • Hand Picked Selections tasting (22 wines)
  • Four assorted sparklers
  • Four flawed reds
  • MoCool '98!:
    Notes on more than 100 wines at a major offline gathering.
  • Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio
  • Aging wine without a cellar: Remelluri 1991 Rioja and Foreau 1993 Vouvray
  • 'The $10-and-under Olympics'
  • Wines and Friends in Boston
  • Two bargain reds Best Buy!
  • Three bargains from the Med
  • Wine Dinner in Cincinnati
  • Europe Wine Diary 1998
  • Two whites from Down Under
  • Budget Bordeaux and 3 challengers
  • Cheap Cabernet: France-California "shootout"
  • Mondavi Reserve Cabernet "vertical," and more
  • Two inexpensive but excellent whites
  • Circling 'round the Southeast
  • Two inexpensive reds
  • Three modest reds
  • Two low-end reds
  • Two wines with lamb
  • Robert Burns dinner
  • Red and white with fish
  • Christmas Eve Dinner
  • Dinner in St. Pete
  • A Jefferson Dinner
  • Two odd whites
  • NYC Thai/French Dinner
  • Oklahoma Dinner with the 'Languedoc Posse'
  • Wine Dinner in Louisville
  • Dinner with Joel and Sally
  • Two Recent New York tastings
  • Mo'Cool 1997 Report
  • A Tasting in Chicago
  • A Wine Dinner in New York City
  • Two California Wine Dinners

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    NEW ZEALAND
  • Kim Crawford 1999 Unoaked Marlborough Chardonnay ($14.99) New!
  • Cloudy Bay 1999 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc ($19.99) New!
  • Villa Maria 1999 Private Bin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc ($11.99) New!
  • The Sanctuary 1998 Marlborough Chardonnay ($13.99) New!
  • Giesen 1998 Canterbury Riesling ($11.99) New!
  • Morton Estate 1997 Hawke's Bay Sauvignon Blanc ($15.99) New!
  • Omaka Springs 1998 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc ($10.99)
  • Selwyn River 1996 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc ($8.99)
  • Giesen 1998 Canterbury (New Zealand) Riesling ($11.99)
  • New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc: 1997 vs 1998
  • Te Awa Farm 1996 Hawkes Bay (New Zealand) Boundary Merlot ($19.99)
  • Brancott Vineyards 1997 Marlborough (New Zealand) Reserve Sauvignon Blanc ($16.99)
  • Te Awa Farm Longlands Hawkes Bay (New Zealand) Sauvignon Blanc ($11.99)
  • Cloudy Bay 1996 Marlborough Chardonnay ($21.99)
  • Longridge 1996 Hawkes Bay Merlot ($9.99)
  • Three New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs
  • Morton Estate 1996 Hawke's Bay Chardonnay ($15.99)
  • Cloudy Bay 1997 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc ($17.99)
  • Corbans 1995 "Longridge" Hawkes Bay Merlot ($9.99)
  • Grove Mill Waihsopai Valley Winery 1997 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc ($14.99)
  • Matua 1996 Hawkes Bay Sauvignon Blanc ($10.99)
  • Palliser Estate 1996 Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc ($14.99)

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    PORTUGAL
  • Three Portuguese Reds New!
  • Two Vinho Verdes New!
  • Quinta da Pellada 1996 Dão Vino Tinto ($7.99) New!
  • Esporão 1995 Reguengos Vinho Tinto (Gift, about $15)
  • Gazela non-vintage Vinho Verde ($4.99)
    Best Buy!
  • Pocas Vinho Aromatizado Quinado ($12.99)
  • Grão Vasco 1996 Dão ($6.99)
  • Adriano Ramos-Pinto 1995 Duas Quintas Douro (Portugal) Vinho Tinto ($8.99)
  • Two bargain Portuguese reds
    (For Port and Madeira, see FORTIFIED WINES.)

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    SOUTH AFRICA
  • KWV 1997 Western Cape (South Africa) Pinotage ($8.99) New!
  • Kanonkop 1997 Stellenbosch (South Africa) Kadette ($10.99) New!
  • Fleur du Cap 1992 Coastal Region (South Africa) Cabernet Sauvignon ($10.99) New!
  • Le Bonheur 1990 Simonsberg Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon ($15.99)
  • Glen Carlou 1998 Paarl Chardonnay ($13.99)
  • Meerlust 1994 Stellenbosch Merlot ($19.99)
  • Two South African Bordeaux-style blends
  • Middelvlei 1993 Stellenbosch Pinotage ($12.99)
  • Four from South Africa
  • Mulderbosch 1996 Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc ($18.59)
  • Destinare 1995 Grand Rouge "Fine Red Table Wine" ($8.99)

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    SPAIN
  • Martin Codax 1999 Rías Baixas Albariño ($11.99) New!
  • Coto de Imaz 1995 Rioja Reserva ($15.99) New!
  • El Coto 1997 Rioja Crianza ($10.99) New!
  • Viña Alarba 1998 Old Vines Grenache Calatayud ($5.99) New!
  • Allende 1996 Rioja ($16.99)
  • Sierra Cantabria 1996 Rioja Crianza ($9.99)
  • Two bargain reds from Jumilla
  • Carchelo 1995 Jumilla (Spain) Monastrell ($6.99)
  • Two good cheap Spanish reds Best Buy!
  • Montecillo 1996 Viña Cumbrero Rioja ($9.99)
  • Two good cheap reds from Spain
  • Marques de Velilla 1996 Ribera del Duero ($12.99)
  • Alion 1993 Ribera del Duero (restaurant report)
  • Two hearty Spanish reds
  • A major Spanish wine tasting
  • Marques de Velilla 1997 Ribera del Duero ($7.99)
  • Three from Spain
  • Bodegas Nekeas 1997 Vega Sindoa "El Chaparral" Navarra (Spain) Old Vines Grenache ($8.99) Best Buy!
  • Abadia Retuerta 1997 Rívola Sardon de Duero Vino de Mesa de Castilla y León ($9.99)
  • Ramírez de la Piscina 1995 Rioja Crianza ($8.99)
  • Viña Alarba 1996 Calatayud ($5.99) Best Buy!
  • Guelbenzu 1995 Navarra ($9.49)
  • Basa 1996 Rueda ($6.99)
  • Val Sotillo 1995 Ribera del Duero ($17.99)
  • Pradorey 1996 Ribera del Duero ($7.99) Best Buy!
  • Casa Gualda 1995 Crianza Cencibel-Cabernet Sauvignon 50% Red Wine of La Mancha ($7.99)
  • Three Spanish Reds
  • Marqués de Murietta 1989 Ygay Rioja "Reserva Especial" ($19.99)
  • Domaine di Blageurs 1996 "Grenache Village" Navarra (Spain) Grenache ($9.99)
  • Condado de Haza 1995 Ribera del Duero ($12.99) Best Buy!
  • Hermanos Lurton 1994 Tempranillo Crianza Tinto Fino Vino de Mesa de Castilla y Leon ($8.49)
  • Hermanos Lurton 1995 Tinto Fino Vino de Mesa de Castilla y León Tempranillo Rueda (Spain) Table Wine ($5.99) Best Buy!
  • Remelluri 1994 Rioja ($11.99)
  • Burgans 1996 Rias Baixas Albariño ($9.99)
  • Vega Sindoa 1995 Navarra (Spain) Cabernet Sauvignon/60%-Tempranillo/40% ($6.99) Best Buy!
  • Vicente Gandia 1989 "Hoya de Cadenas" Utiel-Requena Reserva ($4.99)
  • Sierra Cantabria 1995 Codice Rioja ($7.99)
  • Sierra Cantabria 1990 Rioja Reserva ($10.99)
  • Montecillo 1993 Vina Cumbrero Rioja ($8.99)
  • Sierra Cantabria Cosecha 1994 Crianza Rioja ($9.99)
  • Bodegas Montecillo 1989 Rioja Reserva ($11.99) Best Buy!
  • Vega Sindoa 1996 Navarra (Spain) Rosado ($5.99)
  • Onix 1995 Priorat (Spain), ($8.99)
  • Faustino VII Cosecha 1995 Rioja ($6.99) Best Buy!
    (For Sherry, see FORTIFIED WINES.)

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    U.S. - CALIFORNIA
  • Louis M. Martini 1993 Lake County Barbera ($11.79) New!
  • Heron 1998 California Syrah ($10.99) New!
  • Mark West 1999 Russian River Valley Gewurztraminer ($11.99) New!
  • Toasted Head 1997 Dunnigan Hills (California) Malbec ($15.99) New!
  • Ravenswood 1997 Napa Valley Zinfandel ($14.99) New!
  • EOS 1997 Paso Robles Petite Sirah ($14.99) New!
  • Cline 1998 California Zinfandel ($9.99) New!
  • Andrew Quady 1997 Essensia California Orange Muscat Sweet Dessert Wine ($13.79) New!
  • Cosentino Winery 1997 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($21.84) New!
  • Edmunds St. John 1995 Les Côtes Sauvages California Red Table Wine ($19.99) New!
  • Gallo of Sonoma Tasting New!
  • California wines, Italian grapes New!
  • Elyse 1995 Napa Valley Nero Misto Red Table Wine ($14.99) New!
  • Louis M. Martini 1997 California Cabernet Sauvignon ($12.99)
  • Pepperwood Grove 1997 California Pinot Noir ($6.49)
  • Chateau St. Jean 1996 Cinq Cépages Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon ($29.95)
  • Chappellet 1997 Old Vine Cuvee Napa Valley Special Select White Wine ($12.99)
  • Cinnabar 1997 Mercury Rising California Red Table Wine ($16.99)
  • Babcock Vineyards 1997 Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir ($15.95)
  • Foppiano Vineyards 1995 Russian River Valley Petite Sirah ($13.99)
  • Hanzell 1977 Sonoma Valley Chardonnay ($39.99)
  • Roederer Estate Anderson Valley Brut Sparkling Wine ($18.99)
  • A vegetarian dinner with Gallo Sonoma wines
  • Ridge 1997 Pagani Ranch Sonoma Valley Zinfandel ($26.99)
  • Wild Horse 197 Central Coast (California) Pinot Noir ($17.99)
  • Good Pinot Noir for $10?
  • Woodbridge 1993 Lodi (California) "Portacinco" ($13.99)
  • Bearitage non-vintage California Red Table Wine ($8.99)
  • Bonny Doon 1998 Vin Gris de Cigare California Pink Wine ($9.49)
  • Laurel Glen 1996 Quintana North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon ($12.99)
  • Cline 1994 Carneros Marsanne ($5.99)
  • Hop Kiln 1996 "Marty Griffin's Big Red" California Dry Table Wine ($9.99)
  • R. H. Phillips 1996 Toasted Head California Cabernet Sauvignon/55%-Syrah 45% ($14.95)
  • Bonny Doon 1997 "Il Fiasco" California Red Wine ($14.99)
  • Que Syrah, (Petite) Sirah
  • Topolos 1995 California Old Vineyard Reserve ($9.99)
  • Ferrari-Carano 1996 Sonoma County Siena ($27.99)
  • Two good mid-range U.S. Pinot Noirs
  • Cline 1997 California Zinfandel ($8.99)
  • Zaca Mesa 1996 Santa Barbara County (California) Z Cuvee ($13.99)
  • Zaca Mesa 1997 Santa Barbara County "Z" Gris ($5.99) Best buy!
  • A trip to Toad Hollow
  • Two decent California whites
  • Babcock 1997 Santa Barbara County Carrari Vineyards Pinot Gris ($14.99)
  • Gallo of Sonoma tasting
  • Byron 1997 Santa Maria Valley Pinot Gris ($14.99)
  • Two "Pac Rims" from Bonny Doon
  • Zaca Mesa 1996 Santa Barbara County "Cuvee Z" ($13.99)
  • Laurel Glen 1996 Counterpoint Sonoma Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon ($17.99)
  • Babcock 1996 Fathom Santa Barbara County Red Table Wine ($19.99)
  • Fetzer 1993 California Gewürztraminer ($4.99 in 1994)
  • Sanford 1996 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay ($17.99)
  • Laurel Glen 1996 Quintana North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon ($12.99)
  • Cline 1995 "Ancient Vines" Contra Costa County Zinfandel ($14.99)
  • Two California Chenin Blancs
  • Villa Mt. Eden 1996 Grand Reserve Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley (California) Chardonnay ($15.99)
  • Hanzell 1995 Sonoma Valley Chardonnay ($31.99)
  • Sanford 1997 Central Coast (California) Sauvignon Blanc ($12.99)
  • Sanford 1995 Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Santa Barbara County "Barrel Select" Pinot Noir ($31.99)
  • Pine Ridge Winery 1996 Napa Valley "La Petite Vigne TSIFG" ($9.99) Best Buy!
  • Laurel Glen 1996 REDS California Red Table Wine ($7.99) Best Buy!
  • Robert Mondavi Winery 1994 Bocce Rosso California Table Wine ($5.99) Best Buy!
  • R. H. Phillips 1995 "Toasted Head" Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah ($14.99)
  • Bonny Doon 1997 Vin Gris de Cigare California Pink Wine ($9.49)
  • Rabbit Ridge 1995 California Montepiano Tuscan Style Red Wine ($9.99)
  • Wild Horse 1996 Central Coast Pinot Noir ($17.99)
  • Cline 1995 Carneros Syrah ($12.99)
  • Bonny Doon 1996 "Pacific Rim" Monterey (California) Gewurztraminer ($12.99)
  • Iron Horse 1996 "T Bar T" Alexander Valley Fumé Blanc ($15.99)
  • Four Gallo-made Chardonnays
  • Ferrari-Carano 1995 Sonoma County "Siena" Red Wine ($27.99)
  • Benziger 1995 Sonoma County Fumé Blanc ($8.99)
  • Beringer 1996 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc ($9.29)
  • Hanzell 1994 Sonoma Valley Chardonnay ($31.99)
  • David Bruce 1996 Central Coast (California) Petite Syrah ($14.99)
  • Rabbit Ridge 1995 California Allure "Rhone Style Red Wine" ($7.99) Best Buy!
  • Bonny Doon 1996 Ca' del Solo Monterey (California) Malvasia Bianca ($9.49)
  • Bonny Doon "Ca' del Solo" 1996 California Charbono "La Farfalla" ($15.99)
  • Liberty School 1995 Paso Robles Central Coast Cabernet ($10.99)
  • Rochioli 1996 Russian River Valley Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc ($13.99)
  • Cline 1996 "Côtes d'Oakley" California Red Table Wine ($7.49) Best Buy!
  • Cline 1996 California Zinfandel ($8.99) Best Buy!
  • Wild Horse 1995 Monterey Pinot Blanc ($11.49)
  • Quivira 1993 Dry Creek Valley Dry Creek Cuvee ($8.99) Best Buy!
  • Sanford 1996 Santa Barbara County (California) Pinot Noir - Vin Gris ($11.99)
  • Estancia 1995 California Cabernet Sauvignon ($12.99)
  • Beaulieu Vineyard (BV) 1994 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($12.79)
  • Foxen 1995 Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir ($23.99)
  • Rosenblum Cellars 1996 Contra Costa County (California) "Fleur de Hoof" Palomino ($8.99)
  • Wild Horse 1995 California Pinot Noir ($14.99)
  • Stony Ridge non-vintage California Nebbiolo ($13.99)
  • Bonny Doon Garnacha non-vintage California Pink Wine ($12.99/500 ml)
  • Bonny Doon 1996 Pacific Rim Dry Riesling ($9.99)
  • Indigo Hills 1995 North Coast Pinot Noir ($8.99)
  • Marcelina Vineyards 1993 Napa County Cabernet Sauvignon ($19.99 suggested retail)
  • Marcelina Vineyards 1995 Napa Valley Chardonnay ($17.99 suggested retail)
  • Chappellet 1995 "Old Vine Cuvée" Napa Valley Special Select White Wine ($7.49) Best Buy!
  • Laurel Glen 1995 "Terra Rosa" North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon ($9.99) Best Buy!
  • Buena Vista 1995 Lake County (California) Sauvignon Blanc ($5.99)
  • Stony Hill 1992 Napa Valley Chardonnay ($27.99)
  • Laurel Glen 1995 REDS California Red Table Wine ($6.99)
  • Chappellet 1995 Napa Valley Chenin Blanc "Dry" ($8.99)
  • Au Bon Climat "9596" Central Coast Pinot Noir ($17.99)
  • Gallo Sonoma 1994 Barrelli Creek Vineyard Alexander Valley Valdiguié ($11.99)
  • Cline 1996 Cotes d'Oakley California Vin Gris Rosé Table Wine ($5.99)
  • Cline 1995 Cotes d'Oakley California Vin Rouge ($7.49) Best Buy!

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    U.S. - NEW YORK
  • Dr. Konstantin Frank
  • Finger Lakes "Wine Diary"

    U.S. - OREGON
  • Ken Wright Cellars 1997 Willamette Valley (Oregon) Pinot Blanc ($10.99)
  • Ponzi 1997 Willamette Valley (Oregon) Pinot Gris ($13.99)
  • King Estate 1996 Oregon Pinot Gris ($11.99)
  • Adelsheim Vineyard 1995 Oregon Pinot Gris ($12.99)

    U.S. - OTHER
  • Val Verde Winery non-vintage Don Luis Texas Tawny Port
  • A bubbly from New Mexico
  • Messina Hof 1995 "Private Reserve" Texas Cabernet Sauvignon ($14.99)

    U.S. - WASHINGTON
  • Covey Run 1995 Columbia Valley (Washington) Merlot ($16.95)
  • Columbia Crest 1995 Columbia Valley (Washington State) Merlot ($13.99)
  • L'Ecole No. 41 1995 Columbia Valley Merlot ($19.99)
  • Hogue 1997 Columbia Valley (Washington State) Late Harvest White Riesling ($8.99)
  • Domaine Ste. Michelle non-vintage Cuvee Brut Columbia Valley (Washington) Sparkling Wine ($9.99)
  • The Hogue Cellars 1995 Columbia Valley (Washington State) Fumé Blanc - Dry Sauvignon Blanc ($8.99)

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  • For tasting notes preceding June 1997, please see Robin Garr's Wine Value Archive.


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