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Less than $15

Aug. 27, 2014: REDTREE Pinot Noir California 2012 (85 points, $9)

Modestly varietal, with trim strawberry, raspberry and cherry notes, ending with graphite and crushed rock elements amid the chewy tannins. Drink now. 40,000 cases made. —James Laube

$15 to $30

Aug. 27, 2014: CHÂTEAU DE SANCERRE Sancerre 2012 (88 points, $29)

Shows a mature hint of shortbread, along with salted butter, jicama and white peach notes that stay lively through the accessible finish. Drink now. 35,000 cases made. —James Molesworth

More than $30

Aug. 27, 2014: DOMAINE DE TERREBRUNE Bandol Rosé 2013 (91 points, $32)

The peach, mango and bergamot notes are very pure, with a refined stony underlay and a sneakily long finish that lets the creamy and mineral hints play out. Drink now through 2015. 856 cases imported. —James Molesworth

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