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Less than $15

Jul. 28, 2014: DOMAINE LA GRANGETTE Picpoul de Pinet Coteaux du Languedoc 2012 (87 points, $12)

This white offers a rich floral aroma, delivering flavors of lemon curd and barley that carry some ripe overtones. Very crisp, ending with a finish of ripe melon and dried mint. An unusual style for the appellation. Drink now. 10,000 cases made. —Kim Marcus

$15 to $30

Jul. 28, 2014: VICTOIRE Brut Champagne Prestige NV (90 points, $30)

Apricot tart and brioche flavors mix with toasted almond, floral, preserved lemon and candied ginger notes in this harmonious Champagne, topped off with a creamy mousse. Features a lasting, smoke-tinged finish. Drink now through 2019. 10,000 cases made. —Alison Napjus

More than $30

Jul. 28, 2014: BODEGAS ALTO MONCAYO Garnacha Campo de Borja Veraton 2011 (92 points, $31)

This rich red delivers expressive flavors of blackberry, boysenberry and espresso, with a thick texture enlivened by balsamic acidity and supported by well-integrated tannins. Licorice and mineral notes add interest. Drink now through 2020. 2,000 cases made. —Thomas Matthews

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