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Graduation gifts: 10 great wines to celebrate with

A bottle of Rose blush wine in a

A bottle of Rose blush wine in a yellow gift bag . Photo Credit: iStock

It's time to toast the class of 2015, undergraduate, graduate and professional. Here are a few ways to uncork potential:


2013 Anaba Sonoma Valley Turbine White ($28), a snappy white blend with citrus and tropical fruit to start the festivities.



2012 Francis Ford Coppola Pitagora ($24), a vigorous, husky red blend, with seven grapes contributing, inspired by Pythagoras and by the filmmaker-winemaker's grandfather.



2013 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Chardonnay ($75), citrusy, with a hint of melon and apple, and a long, very satisfying finish.



2011 Buty Rediviva of the Stones Rockgarden Estate ($60), a concentrated Washington state syrah, with cabernet sauvignon and mourvedre, spice and red fruit.



2011 J. Davies Cabernet Sauvignon ($90), focused, plummy, with chocolate and cherry notes. Expect it to mature for at least a decade.



2012 Martinelli Pinot Noir "Bella Vigna" ($40), harmonious, smooth, artfully made, with vibrant red and black fruit.



2012 Migration Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay Dierberg Vineyard ($55), a vivid, generous, wine with complexity and commitment.



2010 Duckhorn Vineyards "The Discussion" ($135), a cabernet-sauvignon led, intense red blend, rich, elegant, and full of superior fruit.



2012 Sea Smoke "Southing" Pinot Noir ($60), minerally, fruity, expressive, and an ardent advocate for the Santa Rita Hills.



2012 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Cuvee Agustina Richard Dinner Vineyard ($100). Lush, supple, minerally, with citrus, vanilla, spice. Consider it good for you.


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