*** -- Husch, 1998 North Field Select, Mendocino; Matrix, 1998 Mazzocco, Dry Creek Valley; Mosaic 1998 Alexander Valley Meritage; Pedroncelli, 1998 Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County; Sterling Vineyards, 1998 Napa Valley Reserve.
** ? -- Laurel Glen, 1998 Sonoma Mountain.
** -- A. Rafanelli, 1998 Terrace Select, Dry Creek Valley; BR Cohn, 1998 Olive Hill Estate Vineyards, Sonoma Valley; Heitz Cellars, 1998 Napa Valley; Joseph Phelps, 1998 Napa Valley; Kenwood, 1998 Sonoma Valley.
Three contenders were corked and pulled from the tasting.OUR TOP PICK
Shafer Hillside Select
1998 Stags Leap, Napa Valley