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Dec 20, 2017

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Al and Hugh review their favorite wines from this year, which would be great for gifts. 

Bargain Chardonnay 

Dom. des Herbauges '15  ** $  (Loire Valley easy drinker)

William Hill Chardonnay North Coast '14 **/12  $  (Good California chard)

Mid-Range Chardonnay 

Landmark "Overlook" Chardonnay '15 **1/2  $$ (Very classy)

Ferarri-Carano Chardonnay '15 $$  **1/2  (Powerhouse Chardonnay)

Italian Value  

Crossarola Valpolicello Ripasso '15  **1/2 $  (VALUE)

Italian Splurge

Cesari "Bosan" Valpolicella Ripasspo  ***  $$  (Super Valpo)

Favorite Alsatian

Domaine Sipp-Mack wines, riesling and pinot gris *** $$ (Fabulous quality, great winemaking)

Splurge

Domaine Sipp-Mack Riesling Grand Cru Rossaker  *** $$

Zinfandel

Frei Brothers Reserve Zinfandel, Dry Creek '15 **1/2 $$  (Big zin from a classic zin region)

Sticky

Yalumba "Museum Reserve" Muscat NV  *** $ (Fabulous bargain for a great Aussie dessert wine)

White wine value

Simonsig Chenin Blanc, South Africa '14 ** $

Maryland wines

Old Westminster Chardonnay '16 **1/2 $$  (very Burgundy-like)

Black Ankle Terra Sol dessert wine '16 *** $$$ (Late harvest Gruner Veltliner)

Big Cork Cabernet Franc '15  *** $$  (Big deep red, fabulous quality)

Rosé

Guillaume Conet Rosé, Tavel '16 **1/2 $$  (Fruity, finesse, fine)

Long Meadow Ranch Rosé of Pinot Noir '16 ** $$ (Supple, graceful flavors)

French Value 

Chateau Massiac Minervois '13  **1/2  $  (Earthy, deep)

Chateau Mignan Minervois '14 **1/2 * (Rustic charm)

Ch. Laudac Bordeaux Superieur '14  *** $ (Great VALUE in Bordeaux )

Viognier

Cambria Viognier Tepusquet '15 **1/2 $  (Juicy, refined, tasty)