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Less than $15

Jan. 27, 2015: A TO Z WINEWORKS Chardonnay Oregon No Wood 2013 (88 points, $14)

Sleek and polished, with pretty pear and fresh apricot flavors on a smooth frame, lingering well. Drink now through 2018. 31,192 cases made. —Harvey Steiman

$15 to $30

Jan. 27, 2015: BODEGAS OLARRA Rioja Otoñal Reserva 2009 (89 points, $16)

This red delivers black cherry and currant fruit, with toast, mineral and orange peel accents. Muscular tannins and balsamic acidity frame the flavors. Drink now through 2024. 10,000 cases made. —Thomas Matthews

More than $30

Jan. 27, 2015: MASSOLINO Barolo Parafada 2010 (95 points, $99)

Black currant and cherry fruit drapes over the fine-grained texture in this refined red. Balanced and long, with tobacco and mineral elements. There are ample tannins despite the finesse. Best from 2017 through 2032. 150 cases imported. —Bruce Sanderson

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