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THE WINE Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc 2011 ($28) California sauvignon blancs are a bit of a crapshoot: Some are crisp and steely,... More»


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Ryan Maxey looks for bottles that are both unusual and affordable. Here are some of our favorites from his list. 2008 Mengoba,... More»