Daily Wine Picks

$15 to $30

5528 Daily Wine Picks found in this category.

Apr. 30, 1999

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STEELE

Chardonnay California Steele Cuvee 1997

$18

Lots of up-front fruit and spice make this California Chardonnay distinctive. Tiers of fig, pear, melon, apricot and nutmeg cascade to a long finish with an intricate aftertaste. Even better than last year's version, which was also a Spectator Selection.


Apr. 27, 1999

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JOSEPH PHELPS

Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1996

$30

Serving up lots of juicy ripe fruit -- with layers of cherry, currant, blackberry and anise -- this Cabernet turns supple and concentrated, with a rich aftertaste that keeps pumping out the flavors. Drink now through 2007. Tasted twice, with consistent no


Apr. 24, 1999

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CLOUDY BAY

Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 1998

$18

This New Zealand winery has become one of the most sought-after makers of Sauvignon Blanc. Their '98 displays an impressive range of flavors -- green apple, sweet pea, citrus and celery -- balanced on an elegant frame, all coming together harmoniously on


Apr. 13, 1999

90
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SANFORD

Chardonnay Santa Barbara County

$18

This California Chardonnay is a little step up in price, but it's a step up in quality too. Tastes like there's a hint of botrytis to the complex and concentrated flavors of ripe pear, fig, apricot and tangerine, which linger on the finish. Drink now thro


Apr. 07, 1999

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CASA LAPOSTOLLE

Merlot Rapel Valley Cuvee Alexandre

$18

Great ripeness and concentration give this powerful red depth and persistence. It offers explosive cassis and blackberry flavors, with ripe, muscular tannins and plenty of toasty oak. It has some jagged edges now, but should bloom with some time in the bo



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