Host's Guide Holiday 2012: Winter Vintages

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    Barware, from left: Ralph Lauren Home Sabrina tray and Adley corkscrew; Baccarat Chateau wine glass and Clair de Lune wine glasses; Saint-Louis Oxymore water glass; Rogaska Saint Tropez decanter. Except where otherwise indicated, all from Gearys (www.gearys.com). Wallpaper from Graham & Brown (www.grahambrown.com). Photo by Cordero Studios
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    Camille Giroud 2009 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Photo by Cordero Studios
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    Aubert 2010 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast Reuling Vineyard Photo by Cordero Studios
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    Bond Estate 2008 Vecina Napa Valley Photo by Cordero Studios
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    Amuse Bouche 2010 Merlot Napa Valley Photo by Cordero Studios
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    Blackbird Vineyards 2009 Illustration Proprietary Red Wine Photo by Cordero Studios
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    Captûre 2011 Sauvignon Blanc Les Pionniers Photo by Cordero Studios
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    Chappellet 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill Photo by Cordero Studios
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    Charles Heidsieck 1995 Blanc des Millénaires Photo by Cordero Studios
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    Brewer-Clifton 2009 Pinot Noir Clos Pepe Vineyard Photo by Cordero Studios
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    Chateau d’Yquem 2009 Sauternes Photo by Cordero Studios
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    Diatom 2010 Kodo Chardonnay Santa Rita Hills Photo by Cordero Studios
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    Château Pavie 2009 St.-Émilion Photo by Cordero Studios
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    Dom Pérignon 2003 Brut Champagne Photo by Cordero Studios
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    Dominus Estate 2009 Red Wine Napa Valley Photo by Cordero Studios
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    EnRoute 2010 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Les Pommiers Photo by Cordero Studios
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    Harlan Estate 2008 Proprietary Red Napa Valley Photo by Cordero Studios
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    E. Guigal 2008 Côte-Rôtie La Landonne Photo by Cordero Studios
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    Joseph Drouhin 2009 Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot Marquis de Laguiche Premier Cru Photo by Cordero Studios
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    M. Chapoutier 2009 Ermitage L’Ermite Blanc Photo by Cordero Studios
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    Inama 2010 Soave Classico Vigneti di Foscarino Photo by Cordero Studios
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    Marchesi Antinori 2009 Tignanello Toscana Photo by Cordero Studios
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    Michele Chiarlo 2009 Barbaresco Asili Photo by Cordero Studios
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    Marchesi Antinori 2008 Solaia Toscana Photo by Cordero Studios
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    Penfolds 2007 Grange South Australia Photo by Cordero Studios
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    Royal Tokaji 2005 Betsek Photo by Cordero Studios
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    Piper-Heidsieck Millésime 2002 Brut Champagne Rare Photo by Cordero Studios
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    Pine Ridge 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Fortis Napa Valley Photo by Cordero Studios
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RIPE AND FRUITY
Archery Summit 2009 Arcus Estate Pinot Noir
Beckman 2009 Grenache Purisima Mountain Vineyard
Freeman 2010 Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch
Hundred Acre 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Ark Vineyard
JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset No. 3 Pinot Noir
Paul Jaboulet Ainée 2009 Hermitage La Chapelle
PharaohMoans 2010 Paso Robles West Side Red Wine
Pine Ridge 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Fortis
Promise 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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