5125 Daily Wine Picks found in this category.
Oct. 09, 1999
HUGEL Alsace Gentil
84 points, $10
Firm, well-defined and spicy, this has a rich texture midpalate and straightfroward citrus and peach flavors. Made from a blend of several grapes, including Gewurztraminer and Pinot Blanc. Drink now through 2000. 38,000 cases made.
Oct. 08, 1999
MONTES Sauvignon Blanc Curico Valley Fumé Blanc 1998
86 points, $9
Apple and citrus flavors are crisp and expressive in this focused Chilean white, with steely acidity and a pleasant earthy note. A clean, bold wine for assertive dishes. Drink now. 15,000 cases made.
Oct. 05, 1999
BODEGAS MONTECILLO Rioja Vina Cumbrero Crianza 1996
85 points, $10
This lean red has good grip and a core of cherry; the dominant flavors are earthy, herbal and smoky, and a it's bit dry. The finish is long and clean, though, and the wine should go well with grilled foods. Drink now through 2003. 200,000 cases made.
Oct. 01, 1999
DALLAS CONTE Chardonnay Colchagua Valley 1998
85 points, $10
Strong vanilla aromas follow through on the palate, joined by crisp citrus and mineral notes to create a vibrant, balanced white that will make a lively match with fusion flavors. This Chilean wine is from a new joint venture between Australia's Mildara B
Sep. 29, 1999
BARON HERZOG Chenin Blanc Clarksburg 1998
85 points, $7
This Chenin Blanc is quite fragrant, with floral and peach notes at the fore. A lovely white from California, it serves up attractive tangy acidity and citrus flavors to balance its fruity character, with an attractive price to balance your wine budget. K