West's Best Wine 2011: Deep Pockets

For those with deep pockets—or a reason to splurge—these bottles are $61 and over

Whites: Winner

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Whites: Winner

Robert Mondavi 2009 To Kalon Vineyard "I Block" Fumé Blanc
Rich lime, mango, and pear over hints of smoke and herbs. (Napa Valley; $75)

Whites: Runner-up

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Whites: Runner-up

Schramsberg 2004 "J. Schram" Brut
Fresh-baked brioche aromas lead to apple and stone fruit carried by creamy citrus and almond blossom. (North Coast; $100)

Whites: Runner-up

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Whites: Runner-up

Bergström 2009 "Sigrid" Chardonnay
Elegant apple, pear, and citrus brushed with vanilla, hazelnuts, and wet stones around the edges. (Willamette Valley; $78)

Reds: Winner

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Reds: Winner

Anomaly 2008 Cabernet Savignon
Classic black cherry, cassis, and plum with sandalwood, English leather, roasted coffe and spices. (St. Helena, Napa Valley; $85)

Reds: Runner-up

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Reds: Runner-up

Domaine Drouhin 2007 "Laurène" Pinot Noir
Waves of spicy red cherry over earthy tobacco smoke and cedar; lively, complex, and supple. (Dundee Hills; $65)

Reds: Runner-up

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Reds: Runner-up

Gramercy 2009 "John Lewis" Reserve Syrah
Pepper, smoke, and saddle leather under dark plum and blueberry with hints of Dr. Pepper. (Walla Walla Valley; $75)

Reds: Runner-up

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Reds: Runner-up

Rubicon 2007 Cabernet Blend
Plush, velvety layers of black cherry, cassis, cedar, licorice, black olive, spice, and violets. (Rutherford, Napa Valley; $145)

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