Here, a very special white and a powerful red, plus the perfect matches for meat and vegetables.
2007 Dönnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Riesling Grosses Gewächs ($77)
This German Riesling is utterly profound. Or buy the brilliant producer's basic estate bottling for a mere $24.
2008 Hartford Russian River Valley Zinfandel ($35)
Though some wine pros disagree, wines above 15.5 percent alcohol can be balanced.
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Great Steak Wine
2008 Leonetti Merlot ($75)
Top Vegetable Wine
2008 Hirsch Grüner #1 ($19)
When you are looking for a wine to go with vegetables, Grüner is almost always the answer.
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