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Less than $15

Sep. 01, 2014: BIELER PÈRE & FILS Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Rosé Sabine 2013 (86 points, $13)

Soft, with a lightly muddled watermelon note backed by plump strawberry and white cherry flavors, giving way to a tea-infused finish. A frankly open-knit, flattering rosé. Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Cinsault and Rolle. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 28,000 cases imported. —James Molesworth

$15 to $30

Sep. 01, 2014: DECOY Zinfandel Sonoma County 2012 (88 points, $25)

A zesty Zinfandel, with black cherry and smoky pepper aromas and appealing flavors of plum and anise. Drink now through 2017. 13,731 cases made. —Tim Fish

More than $30

Sep. 01, 2014: SANTA SOFIA Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2008 (91 points, $65)

Date and dried cherry notes are layered with bright, juicy acidity and accents of coffee liqueur, gumdrop and dark chocolate in this balanced red. Fine-grained tannins and a sweet detail of smoky mineral show on the finish. Drink now through 2023. 7,716 cases made. —Alison Napjus

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