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Less than $15

Jan. 29, 2015: RIEBEEK CELLARS Chenin Blanc Swartland Pieter Cruythoff 2013 (87 points, $9)

Fresh kiwifruit, green apple and almond notes bounce along, showing a flash of plantain on the friendly finish. Drink now. 10,000 cases made. —James Molesworth

$15 to $30

Jan. 29, 2015: ELK COVE Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Rosé 2013 (88 points, $16)

A light pink, modestly endowed but expressive, with pretty rhubarb, watermelon and floral flavors, finishing dry. Drink now. 2,500 cases made. —Harvey Steiman

More than $30

Jan. 29, 2015: PRUETT Syrah Sierra Foothills Taylor's Reserve 2012 (95 points, $46)

Delivers enormous richness, depth, density and persistence. A remarkable display of blackberry, black licorice, espresso and more subtle touches of cedar, gravel and spice, this glides and sails on the persistent finish. Drink now through 2028. 75 cases made. —James Laube

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