NV Tio Pepe Palomino Fino Sherry ($18)
Dry sherries like fino and manzanilla are underrated food wines, but they are also eminently refreshing on their own. This one from Tio Pepe is a classic.
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- A. Chestnut
- B. Acacia
- C. Hemlock
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2007 Terra d'Oro Amador County Zinfandel ($15)
Ripe, luscious Zinfandels like this juicy red from Terra d'Oro aren't always great for pairing, so have one by itself. Serve the wine slightly cooler than room temperature.
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2004 Tedeschi Amarone ($52)
Amarone is lovely with rich meat dishes, but this fragrant bottling from Tedeschi is so complex and layered that it is utterly captivating all by itself.