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Wine winners great for giving

On deadline for that perfect gift of wine? Here's a case of winners any grape nut should enjoy, with bottles priced from $20 to $135.

Nonvintage Mumm Napa Brut Prestige ($20) - a crisp, fruity, creamy sparkler to celebrate any holiday.

Nonvintage Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore ($20) - dry, refreshing, festive, first-class bubbly from Italy.

2008 Sanford Santa Barbara County Chardonnay ($22) - citrus and tropical fruit drive this full-bodied, balanced beauty.

2008 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Karia Chardonnay ($35) - balanced, delightful, with hints of apple and spice, citrus and ginger.

2008 Patz & Hall Dutton Ranch-Russian River Valley Chardonnay ($39) - vivid and vibrant, with tropical fruit, fine acidity.

2006 Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot ($52) - bright, accessible, meticulous varietal, with generous red fruit.

2007 Trefethen Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($55) - lively, intense, loaded with black fruit.

2006 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($70) - lush, full, heady with cassis, to mature for a decade-plus.

2005 Mount Veeder Reserve ($80) - a big, potent red blend, mostly cabernet sauvignon, defined by blackberry.

2007 Goldeneye Ten Degrees ($100) - a knockout, three-vineyard, Anderson Valley pinot noir, ripe and rich, complex and concentrated.

2007 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon ($115) - classic, extracted, ample blackberry, with a trace of mint.

2007 Chappellet Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon ($135) - sensational, deep, typically smooth cab from a terrific vintage.

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