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Mar. 28, 2015: FARNESE Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Fantini 2013 (86 points, $11)

Fresh and balanced, this easy-drinking red offers crowd-pleasing notes of mulberry, plum, mocha and spice. Drink now. 100,000 cases made. —Alison Napjus

$15 to $30

Mar. 28, 2015: JORGE ORDOÑEZ & CO. Verdejo Rueda Nisia Old Vines 2013 (87 points, $16)

Pear, blanched almond and light herbal notes mingle in this plush white. Moderate acidity lends some backbone, with a generous finish of tropical fruit and ginger. Drink now. 4,000 cases made. —Thomas Matthews

More than $30

Mar. 28, 2015: SHELDRAKE POINT Riesling Finger Lakes Ice Wine 2014 (89 points, $60)

Unctuous, with creamed peach, nectarine and apricot notes, laced with a hint of bitter orange through the finish. Shows racy focus despite the obvious sweetness. Drink now through 2017. 188 cases made. —James Molesworth

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