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Less than $15

Feb. 27, 2017
CASTLE ROCK Chardonnay Central Coast 2015
86 points, $10
Pleasing and easy to drink, with up-front fruitiness and light oak framing the modest pear, fig and honeydew flavors. Drink now. 24,320 cases made. —James Laube

$15 to $30

Feb. 27, 2017
MICHELE CHIARLO Barbera d'Asti Superiore Le Orme 2015
88 points, $16
Rich, vibrant and smooth, this red evokes black cherry, black currant and almond flavors, with a lingering aftertaste of fruit and spice. Drink now through 2020. 40,000 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson

More than $30

Feb. 27, 2017
DESCENDIENTES DE J. PALACIOS Bierzo Villa de Corullón 2014
92 points, $48
Smoky and woodsy notes frame tart cherry and licorice flavors in this focused red. The supple texture is supported by light tannins and firm acidity. Harmonious and expressive. Drink now through 2021. 1,500 cases made. —Thomas Matthews
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