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 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.