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Less than $15

Apr. 25, 2014: OXFORD LANDING Viognier South Australia 2013 (89 points, $9)

Ripe and expressive, with explosive pear and lychee flavors mingling harmoniously as they swoop into the polished finish. Drink now. 5,000 cases imported. —Harvey Steiman

$15 to $30

Apr. 25, 2014: CAROL SHELTON Zinfandel Mendocino County Wild Thing Old Vine 2011 (90 points, $19)

Vibrant and zesty, offering smoky cherry aromas and complex briary raspberry, underbrush and cracked pepper flavors. Drink now through 2017. 3,500 cases made. —Tim Fish

More than $30

Apr. 25, 2014: DOMAINE TEMPIER Bandol 2011 (91 points, $44)

Offers a sinewy feel, with tanned leather, dried cherry, warm savory and mulled wood spice notes, backed by a lingering whiff of mesquite on the finish. Pleasant acidity ripples underneath. Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cinsault and Carignan. Best from 2015 through 2021. 1,422 cases imported. —James Molesworth

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