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Less than $15

Oct. 21, 2014: TWO VINES Merlot-Cabernet Columbia Valley 2012 (87 points, $8)

Smooth, appealing and medium-weight, with pure fruit, offering cherry and plum flavors on an enticing frame. Drink now. 58,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman

$15 to $30

Oct. 21, 2014: FLORA SPRINGS Sauvignon Blanc Oakville Soliloquy Vineyard 2013 (89 points, $25)

Distinctively floral, with honeysuckle and jasmine notes up front and a crisp, juicy core of lemon, melon and green apple flavors. The floral accent continues on the spicy finish. Drink now. 4,899 cases made. —MaryAnn Worobiec

More than $30

Oct. 21, 2014: ALAIN VOGE Cornas Les Chailles 2012 (93 points, $54)

Shows lovely drive and energy from the start, with anise, plum, violet, white pepper, briar and iron notes seamlessly woven together and stretching out through the long finish. A chalky undertow adds contrast and tension. Best from 2015 through 2027. 960 cases made. —James Molesworth

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