Whether you're shopping for that once-a-year splurge for someone special, or a case of affordable gifts for your office mates, here are some suggestions.
2008 Domaine de la Pepiere "Clos des Briords" (Muscadet) is available at Silverlake Wine in Los Angeles, (323) 662-9024, www.silverlakewine.com; and Woodland Hills Wine Co. in Woodland Hills, (818) 222-1111, www.whwc.com. About $15.
2007 Lapierre Morgon "Côte du Py" (Beaujolais) is available at Du Vin Wine & Spirits in West Hollywood, (310) 855-1161, www.du-vin.net. About $22.
2007 Craggy Range Pinot Noir "Te Muna Vineyard" (Martinborough) is available at the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731, www.winehouse.com. About $37.
2007 Drew Pinot Noir "Fogeater" (Anderson Valley) is available at Wally's Wine & Spirits in Los Angeles, (310) 475-0606,www.wallywine; Silverlake Wine and Wades Wines in Westlake Village, (818) 597-9463, www.wadeswines.com. About $40.
2007 Wind Gap Cellars Syrah (Sonoma Coast) is available at the Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454, www.winex.com. About $40.
2006 Freeman Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley) is available at Twenty Twenty Wine Merchants in West Los Angeles, (310) 447-2020, www.2020wines.com; Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, (949) 650-8463, www.hitimewine.net, and Wades Wines. About $41.
2007 Anthill Farms Pinot Noir "Peters Vineyard" (Sonoma Coast) is available at Larchmont Village Wine, Los Angeles, (323) 856-8699; Silverlake Wine and Hi-Time Wine Cellars. About $45.
2007 Failla Syrah (Sonoma Coast) is available at the Wine House, Hi-Time Wine Cellars and Wades Wines. About $45.
2005 L'Ecole No. 41 "Perigee Red Blend" (Walla Walla Valley) is available at Mel & Rose Wine & Spirits in West Hollywood, (323) 655-5557, www.melandrose.com; and Woodland Hills Wine Co. About $50.
2005 Robert Craig Mt. Veeder Cabernet (Napa Valley) is available at Hi-Time Wine Cellars and the Woodland Hills Wine Co. About $60.
2006 Evening Land Chardonnay "Seven Springs Vineyard Summum" (Willamette Valley) is available at the Wine House. About $75.
2007 Hourglass Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is available at Twenty Twenty Wine Merchants and Wally's Wine & Spirits. About $150.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun