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$15 to $30

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Dec. 29, 1999

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CAKEBREAD

Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 1998

$16

Need a break from Chardonnay? Try this very good California Sauvignon Blanc, made by Bruce Cakebread. Rich and spicy, with ripe fig, citrus, melon, herb and celery notes, turning complex. Drink now through 2002. 17,000 cases made.


Dec. 27, 1999

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EDNA VALLEY

Chardonnay Edna Valley Paragon

$19

This very good California Chardonnay comes from the partnership between the Chalone wine group and the Paragon Vineyard Co. Tight and flinty, with medium-weight citrus and pear notes, its fruit shines through without too much oak. Drink now through 2003. —James Laube


Dec. 25, 1999

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STEELE

Pinot Noir Carneros

$19

Jed Steele, formerly the winemaker for Jess Jackson's Kendall-Jackson wines, has carved an even bigger name for himself in the wine world with his eponymous winery. Producing a wide range of varietals at moderate prices, Steele's wines offer an almost foo


Dec. 23, 1999

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RIDGE

Petite Sirah California York Creek 1996

$20

From one of California's most famous Zinfandel producers comes this Petite Sirah (which has no relation to Syrah or Shiraz). Firm, with chunky plum, wild berry, spice, earth and anise flavors wrapped in gritty tannins. Best from 2001 through 2007. 2,200 c —James Laube


Dec. 22, 1999

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CHITTERING

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Western Australia 1997

$15

Made from a blend of two grapes, this Aussie white is generous with its fig, apple and herb flavors, managing to combine ripe richness with the twang of Sauvignon flavors for an intriguing wine. Drink now through 2005. 8,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman



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