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Less than $15

Dec. 17, 2014: BARON PHILIPPE DE ROTHSCHILD Cabernet Sauvignon Central Valley Anderra 2012 (85 points, $12)

Crisp, with juicy red fruit flavors that are supported by fresh acidity. Pepper and green herb notes show on the finish. Drink now. 13,900 cases made. —Kim Marcus

$15 to $30

Dec. 17, 2014: CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE Sauvignon Blanc Horse Heaven Hills Horse Heaven Vineyard 2013 (88 points, $15)

Fresh and appealing, with open-textured pear and grapefruit flavors, finishing soft. Drink now. 110,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman

More than $30

Dec. 17, 2014: KEN WRIGHT Pinot Noir Yamhill-Carlton District Abbott Claim Vineyard 2012 (93 points, $63)

Lithe and expressive, this is light on its feet but packed with red berry, cinnamon, floral and spice flavors that flow harmoniously through the refined tannins on the finish. Offers presence and depth. Drink now through 2022. 738 cases made. —Harvey Steiman

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