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Drinks for the grad, dad and mom

The 2005 Castello Banfi Cum Laude, a Super

The 2005 Castello Banfi Cum Laude, a Super Tuscan red with Super Tuscan cuve, with Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah grapes. Credit: Handout

As colleges release their bachelors, masters and doctors into the job market, everyone facing reality deserves a toast.

BUBBLES FOR ALL The nonvintage Pommery Springtime Brut Rosé ($65), youthful and lively, loaded with red fruit. Be effervescent.

TO CELEBRATE THAT HONOR STUDENT The 2005 Castello Banfi Cum Laude ($37), a ripe, full-bodied red blend made with cabernet sauvignon, merlot, sangiovese and syrah.

TO THE MASTERS The lush, plummy, complex 2006 Duckhorn Three Palms Merlot ($85); and concentrated, expressive 2006 Duckhorn Estate Merlot ($52) from Napa Valley.

TO THE DOCTORAL CANDIDATE The 2005 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($100), a complex, elegant production that could peak in 20 years.

TO THE LAW-SCHOOL BOUND The firm, balanced, smooth 2007 J Vineyards Pinot Noir Nicole's Vineyard ($65); and the silky, meticulous 2007 Shafer One Point Five ($70), a red blend with a long finish.

TO THE MED-SCHOOL BOUND The intense, powerful 2007 Lynnmar Estate Quail Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir ($60), which will be even better in five or six years.

TO THE ENGINEER-TO-BE The seamless 2007 Trinchero Meritage Napa Valley Red Wine ($50); and the supple, intricate, firmly structured 2006 Palmaz Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon ($100), from Napa, which should mature for a decade.

TO REFRESH MOM The light 2008 Mommy's Time Out Pinot Grigio ($10), affordable after that last tuition payment.

TO RELAX DAD The very modest 2009 Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Sauvignon Blanc ($8), summery and uncomplicated.