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Less than $15

Sep. 03, 2014: DOMAINE DE COURON Côtes du Rhône 2012 (87 points, $11)

The lightly dusty-edged black cherry and black currant fruit is lined with a graphite note. A hint of lavender chimes in on the finish. Drink now. 8,000 cases made. —James Molesworth

$15 to $30

Sep. 03, 2014: ACACIA Pinot Noir Carneros 2012 (88 points, $24)

An open, direct wine, with ripe, snappy plum and raspberry flavors, offering graphite-laced tannins and a clean, fresh finish. Drink now through 2020. 44,000 cases made. —James Laube

More than $30

Sep. 03, 2014: MAISON AMBROISE St.-Romain 2011 (90 points, $39)

Creamy, lined with lime blossom, green apple, wild herb and lemon notes. A linear style, showing persistence and intensity. Fine length. Drink now through 2020. 200 cases imported. —Bruce Sanderson

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