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Less than $15

Oct. 14, 2015
85 points, $11
Gentle cherry and damson plum fruit flavors glide along, with a lacing of tobacco that lingers on the light-bodied finish. Drink now. 50,000 cases made. —James Molesworth

$15 to $30

Oct. 14, 2015
CRAGGY RANGE Chardonnay Hawkes Bay Kidnappers Vineyard Single Vineyard 2013
88 points, $22
Elegant, with a juicy core of apple, pear and citrus flavors, surrounded by toasty cedar accents. Toasted hazelnut details linger on the finish. Drink now. 1,500 cases imported. —MaryAnn Worobiec

More than $30

Oct. 14, 2015
QUINTESSA Rutherford 2012
92 points, $165
Pleasantly rich, graceful and elegant, with a tapered mix of currant, blueberry and blackberry flavors that are ripe, firm and deep, but not weighty or excessive. A seductive push of black licorice adds dimension. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Carmenère and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2027. 9,000 cases made. —James Laube
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