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Less than $15

Jul. 29, 2014: NINE STONES Shiraz Barossa Valley 2012 (90 points, $13)

Dark and focused, with black cherry and green olive flavors that come together harmoniously against prickly tannins. Drink now through 2018. 5,000 cases imported. —Harvey Steiman

$15 to $30

Jul. 29, 2014: LA BRACCESCA Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2010 (91 points, $25)

A pretty red, offering strawberry, raspberry, tobacco and spice flavors. This is backed by firm tannins and lively acidity, but stays balanced and long with a chewy finish. Best from 2016 through 2026. 2,000 cases imported. —Bruce Sanderson

More than $30

Jul. 29, 2014: JULIEN PILON Condrieu Lône 2012 (92 points, $59)

Fennel, green almond, green fig and pear notes weave together, framed by a pronounced stony edge that keeps the bright, floral-infused finish tightly focused. A young domaine to watch. Drink now through 2017. 35 cases imported. —James Molesworth

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