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Less than $15

Apr. 02, 2015: STEFANO FARINA Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba 2013 (87 points, $14)

This broad red shows macerated cherry and raspberry flavors, accented by tobacco and briar notes. A firm style, so enjoy with food or cellar for a few months. Drink now through 2017. 2,000 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson

$15 to $30

Apr. 02, 2015: PRIMUS Malbec Mendoza 2012 (89 points, $20)

Crisp and focused, with muscular tannins behind the floral dark cherry and bittersweet chocolate flavors. Dark chocolate and smoke notes show on the finish. Drink now through 2018. 10,000 cases made. —Kim Marcus

More than $30

Apr. 02, 2015: CARM Douro White CM 2013 (90 points, $70)

Ripe, full-bodied and well-oaked, with flavors of green fig, cream and spice, showing some tannins. Well-structured, featuring an intense smoky essence and a long finish of ripe citrus and ginger. Drink now through 2018. 180 cases made. —Kim Marcus

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