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Less than $15

Apr. 19, 2014: BIBI GRAETZ Toscana Casamatta White NV (85 points, $13)

A sharp white, offering grapefruit, pine and almond flavors on a lean frame. Not complex, but refreshing, with a hint of mineral. Think shellfish. Vermentino, Trebbiano and Moscato. Drink now. 10,000 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson

$15 to $30

Apr. 19, 2014: ST. FRANCIS Merlot Sonoma Valley 2009 (87 points, $20)

Appealing, with moderate complexity and notes of cherry and herb. Drink now through 2017. 29,000 cases made. —Tim Fish

More than $30

Apr. 19, 2014: PIERRE-HENRI MOREL Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2010 (90 points, $50)

A pretty, perfumy style, with anise and sandalwood notes leading to gentle plum and cherry fruit flavors. The tobacco edge slowly takes over on the elegant finish. Drink now through 2019. 500 cases imported. —James Molesworth

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