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Less than $15

Sep. 19, 2014: PLANETA Sicilia La Segreta White 2013 (89 points, $14)

Expressive up front, offering pretty orchard blossom, star fruit and melon notes, this well-knit white is subtle midpalate, with clean-cut acidity and a hint of fleur de sel defining the finish. Grecanico, Chardonnay, Viognier and Fiano. Drink now through 2018. 51,666 cases made. —Alison Napjus

$15 to $30

Sep. 19, 2014: ÁLVARO PALACIOS Priorat Camins del Priorat 2013 (90 points, $23)

This silky red offers fresh plum, cherry and mineral flavors, with light tannins and fresh acidity. The fruity finish exhibits a floral touch. Drink now through 2019. 20,000 cases made. —Thomas Matthews

More than $30

Sep. 19, 2014: PODERE SAPAIO Bolgheri Volpolo 2011 (93 points, $35)

Restrained, exhibiting black currant, cherry, cedar and sage aromas that pick up licorice, spice and mineral flavors. This is concentrated and focused, with a beam of acidity and an iron accent on the finish. Best from 2016 through 2024. 7,500 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson

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