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Less than $15

Dec. 20, 2014: CHARLES & CHARLES Chardonnay Washington 2013 (90 points, $12)

Polished, creamy and refreshingly balanced, with tobacco-accented pineapple and coconut flavors that come together smoothly and linger well. Drink now through 2016. 24,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman

$15 to $30

Dec. 20, 2014: OWEN ROE Syrah Columbia Valley Ex Umbris 2012 (91 points, $28)

Focused, dense and polished, with blackberry, cherry and floral flavors on a glassy, smooth texture, lingering easily and showing some transparency on the finish. Has intensity and grace. Drink now through 2018. 4,906 cases made. —Harvey Steiman

More than $30

Dec. 20, 2014: MAS LA MOLA Priorat 2009 (92 points, $44)

This polished red shows cherry, plum, mineral, toast and licorice flavors, offering well-integrated tannins and fresh acidity. Balanced and harmonious, with a fresh finish. Drink now through 2019. 2,000 cases made. —Thomas Matthews

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