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Less than $15

Sep. 13, 2014: D. KOURTAKIS Muscat Samos Kourtaki NV (89 points, $13)

Redolent of apricot and dried pineapple, this sweetie is full of rich, spicy notes. The honeyed finish features a lush creaminess. Drink now through 2022. 300,000 cases made. —Kim Marcus

$15 to $30

Sep. 13, 2014: FIRRIATO Sicilia Santagostino Baglio Soria Red 2011 (91 points, $23)

Aromas and flavors of bacon fat and mesquite smoke mix with ripe black cherry, licorice snap, mocha and mint in this expressive red, with fine-grained tannins and juicy acidity. Elegant through to the aromatic, coffee-tinged finish. Nero d'Avola and Syrah. Drink now through 2024. 70,000 cases made. —Alison Napjus

More than $30

Sep. 13, 2014: CAPEZZANA Vin Santo del Carmignano Riserva 2007 (93 points, $55)

Copper-colored and rich, this dessert white features dried apricot, caramel, burnt sugar and walnut aromas and flavors, backed by lively acidity that lends the finish a lingering freshness. Drink now through 2020. 1,000 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson

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