Ten of the best (and highly giftable) wines of 2012

Last week, we poured out a little guidance on what you might sneak under the tree (or Festivus Pole, or whatever) that would add a little splash of joy in the lives of any wine lover on your list. But we failed to include any actual wine in that grouping, because we believe it deserving of a special rundown all its own. Well, we've made a list -- and checked it twice -- of the most extraordinary bottles we drank over the past twelve months, any of which would be ideal candidates for gifting (or just plain guzzling) this holiday season.

See also: - Five perfect holiday wine gifts for every budget

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Kendra Anderson