New Years Eve winesI was with a bunch of friends with eclectic tastes. We were a bit short in the bubbly department - champagne cocktails were made with Chandon Blanc de Noirs and there were a couple of bottles of Gloria Ferrer Brut popped at midnight. Other than that, we had the '96 Falesco Montiano, '96 Topolos Rossi Ranch and Piner Heights Zins, '96 Ramirez de Ganuza (lots of '96s for some reason), and the 2001 Two-buck Chuck (aka Charles Shaw) Chardonnay. All of these were good, with the Ramirez and the Montiano being particularly good. The Charles Shaw was a surprisingly good Chardonnay - good fruit, good acidity, not overly oaked. IMO, better than a lot of $40 Cal chards.