2010 Oro Puro Late Harvest Blend (Napa Valley, California)
Just like the Queen of all botrytised wines, Sauternes, Oro Puro uses the Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes that are shriveled into glorious sweetness to craft a softly spicy, honey-licious dessert wine. The grapes are grown near the Napa River, where the same humid conditions create the weird but awesome kind of botrytis mold: noble rot. The grapes are made into wine by our friend (and Napa Valley's 10th member of the Wu-Tang Clan) Abe Schoener of the Scholium Project fame. Snap this up like a honey badger with desserts, cheese or foie gras if you're feeling feisty.
Drink with friends and: honey panna cotta with fresh berries
Average retail price: $38 (for 375ml bottle)