Host's Guide Holiday 2012: Winter Vintages

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FULL-BODIED WHITES AND ROSÉS
Aubert 2010 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast Reuling Vineyard
Camille Giroud 2009 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
Château d’Esclans 2010 Côtes de Provence Rosé Les Clans
Domaine Leflaive 2009 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
Gary Farrell 2009 Chardonnay Westside Farms Russian River Valley
J. Rocchioli 2010 Chardonnay Russian River Valley Rachael’s Vineyard
Joseph Drouhin 2009 Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot Marquis de Laguiche Premier Cru
Louis Jadot 2009 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
M. Chapoutier 2009 Ermitage L’Ermite Blanc
Olivier Leflaive 2009 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
Paul Hobbs 2010 Chardonnay Cuvée Agustina Richard Dinner Vineyard
Prête à Boire 2011 Rosé Napa Valley

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