$70 (375 ml)
The pure luscious gold of this dessert wine reflects the obsessive focus of America's only winery dedicated to a single late-harvest wine. Started years ago by Far Niente, it now stands alone. Skip dessert and savor this.
Penfolds St. Henri
Call this "Baby Grange," hundreds of dollars less than the flagship but a lovely treatment of shiraz in its own elegant way. An Australian version of top-growth Bordeaux rather than a Rhone aspirant.
Jameson Gold Reserve
Old Irish Whiskey
A very fine, very old whisky so rich you should let it breathe a little. Patience will repay with wonderfully sweet and honeyed notes of nuts and vanilla.