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Less than $15

Sep. 23, 2014: HOUSE WINE Chardonnay Columbia Valley 2012 (86 points, $11)

Fresh and inviting, polished in texture, offering pretty pear and tangerine peel flavors that persist pleasantly. Drink now. 8,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman

$15 to $30

Sep. 23, 2014: BLACKBIRD Rosé Arriviste Napa Valley 2013 (87 points, $25)

Sleek and focused, with floral cherry and delicate herb aromas, offering zesty flavors that show a hint of tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2015. 2,100 cases made. —Tim Fish

More than $30

Sep. 23, 2014: DOMAINE DE BEAURENARD Châteauneuf-du-Pape Boisrenard 2012 (95 points, $80)

Offers a grippy feel, with taut licorice and tar notes stretching from start to finish. Ripe plum, raspberry and blackberry fruit flavors fill in the core, while hints of anise and juniper hang in the background. The finish reveals a bolt of graphite. Should age very nicely. Best from 2015 through 2030. 125 cases imported. —James Molesworth

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