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Less than $15

Aug. 27, 2015
CAN BLAU Montsant Blau 2013
88 points, $12
This polished red shows depth and drive, with cherry, kirsch and cola flavors powered by racy acidity to the spicy finish. The moderate structure is well-balanced. Mazuelo, Syrah and Garnacha. Drink now through 2020. 11,000 cases made. —Thomas Matthews

$15 to $30

Aug. 27, 2015
FATTORIA DI FELSINA Chianti Classico Berardenga 2012
90 points, $26
Showing generosity and cherry, earth and spice flavors, with tannins woven into the rich texture, this red is firm and fresh, lingering on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 20,000 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson

More than $30

Aug. 27, 2015
ARISTA Chardonnay Russian River Valley Ritchie Vineyard 2013
94 points, $60
Presents a tight, solid, direct core of pear, apple, citrus and melon flavors, fanning out with a splash of toasty oak. Turns silky smooth, ending with a persistent anise and black licorice edge. Drink now through 2020. 185 cases made. —James Laube
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