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Less than $15

Jun. 29, 2015
RIVERA Chardonnay Castel del Monte Preludio No. 1 2014
87 points, $13
Minerally and balanced, this racy white offers flavors of Anjou pear, chalk, lemon pith and honeysuckle. Stone and spice notes show on the subtle finish. Drink now through 2018. 10,000 cases made. —Alison Napjus

$15 to $30

Jun. 29, 2015
CHATEAU ST. JEAN Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2012
91 points, $30
Exhibits ripe and juicy yet firm flavors of currant and blackberry amid a gravelly earthiness before finding focus on the finish, where the tannins are chewy, revealing a licorice touch. Drink now through 2025. 7,000 cases made. —James Laube

More than $30

Jun. 29, 2015
ELENA FUCCI Aglianico del Vulture Titolo 2012
92 points, $85
Firm tannins support a palate brimming with ripe black cherry and plum sauce flavors, accented by fresh brown bread, grilled herb, espresso and graphite-tinged mineral details. Supple and mouthwatering, showing good focus through to the lingering, well-spiced finish. Best from 2017 through 2027. 1,200 cases made. —Alison Napjus
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