Joshua Wesson, wine columnist and co-owner of Best Cellars, New York City
Wine: "Spice Route Syrah Flagship from South Africa, just outside of Cape Town. An incredible expression of the grape variety, full of aromatic spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, as well as a few twists of freshly ground black pepper all piled on top of an enormous amount of black and red fruit: plums, blackberries, raspberries, cherries, all issuing forth from the glass. It is a remarkable wine, a revelation for me."
Serving suggestion: "It's a wine that would go with just about anything that comes off of a grill, from tuna and salmon to a T-bone, and still be insanely happy. It would benefit from 15 minutes in the refrigerator; it should be served anywhere from 65 to 70 degrees."
John Frederick Walker, gourmet editor of Smoke magazine
Wine: "1999 Gloria Ferrer Carneros Pinot Noir from California. Everything a Pinot Noir should be - crushed cherries, scented, delicious. A super wine."
Serving suggestion: "Roast chicken or grilled salmon. Lighter meats or rich fish. Must serve a fine Pinot Noir like this slightly cool to the touch. About 10 minutes in the fridge should do it."
Bobby Stuckey, head sommelier, French Laundry, Yountville, California
Wine: "A German Riesling - 1999 Josef Leitz Rüdesheimer Berg Rose-neck Kabinett"