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Less than $15

Mar. 02, 2015: LA VALENTINA Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2012 (87 points, $14)

Blackberry, loamy earth, spice and tea leaf notes mix in this balanced red, with light tannins on the aromatic finish. Drink now through 2018. 14,500 cases made. —Alison Napjus

$15 to $30

Mar. 02, 2015: STEFAN PRATSCH Grüner Veltliner Qualitätswein Trocken Niederösterreich Rotenpûllen 2013 (88 points, $20)

A savory style, with notes of grilled meat to the ripe grapefruit, gooseberry and dried sage flavors. Bright acidity knits this together, revealing spice and mineral details on the finish. Drink now through 2019. 3,000 cases made. —Kim Marcus

More than $30

Mar. 02, 2015: QUINTA DOS MURÇAS Douro Reserva 2009 (92 points, $45)

Offers a seductively minty aroma, with luscious flavors of blackberry, raspberry ganache and dark plum that are filled with Asian spice and juniper berry notes. The finish is loaded with dark chocolate and mocha nuances. An extravagantly flavored red. Drink now through 2022. 125 cases imported. —Kim Marcus

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