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Less than $15

Apr. 18, 2014: RIEBEEK CELLARS Chardonnay Swartland 2013 (86 points, $10)

This is direct, with green almond, pear skin and green apple notes that lead to a quick, fresh finish. Drink now. 10,000 cases made. —James Molesworth

$15 to $30

Apr. 18, 2014: WATERBROOK Mélange Columbia Valley 2011 (88 points, $16)

Light, tight and vibrant, with juicy currant and blackberry fruit on a deftly balanced frame, persisting on the refined finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Mourvèdre and others. Drink now through 2016. 9,511 cases made. —Harvey Steiman

More than $30

Apr. 18, 2014: D'ANGELO Aglianico del Vulture Caselle 2007 (92 points, $45)

Elegant, showing a seamless integration of the lightly dusty tannins, offering a minerally undertow and flavors of date, black olive, pekoe tea leaf, ground anise and mocha. This is aging gracefully, suggesting a long life ahead. Drink now through 2024. 200 cases imported. —Alison Napjus

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