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Less than $15

Sep. 15, 2014: VIDAL-FLEURY Côtes du Rhône 2012 (87 points, $13)

A dark, beefy style, with plum, black currant and tobacco notes backed by chestnut and bay accents on the finish. Drink now. 35,000 cases made. —James Molesworth

$15 to $30

Sep. 15, 2014: BODEGAS DEL PALACIO DE FEFIÑANES Albariño Rias Baixas 2013 (89 points, $26)

Floral and briny notes play off each other in this crisp white, framing modest peach and citrus flavors in a light, firm texture. Quite tart, but should round out with food. Drink now. 10,400 cases made. —Thomas Matthews

More than $30

Sep. 15, 2014: ORIN SWIFT Papillon Napa Valley 2011 (93 points, $65)

Offers a rich, inviting core of dark berry, mocha, crushed rock, fresh brownie and sandalwood notes, with fresh-cut flower scents. Gains depth and richness before ending with ripe tannins and layers of flavor. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now through 2025. 4,500 cases made. —James Laube

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