Host's Guide Holiday 2012: Winter Vintages

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BIG, BOLD, AND RICH
Amuse Bouche 2010 Merlot Napa Valley
Au Sommet 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Bello Family Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Rutherford
Bond Estate 2008 Vecina Napa Valley
Château Pavie 2009 St.-Émilion
Craggy Range 2010 Le Sol Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Hawke’s Bay
E. Guigal 2008 Côte-Rôtie La Landonne
Hall 2009 Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon
Joseph Drouhin 2009 Musigny Grand Cru
Lokoya 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder
Marchesi Antinori 2008 Solaia Toscana
Mt. Brave 2009 Malbec Mt. Veeder
Penfolds 2007 Grange South Australia
Vin Perdu 2010 Napa Valley

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