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Less than $15

Sep. 18, 2014: CASTELLO DI MONSANTO Chianti Monrosso 2012 (88 points, $14)

Round, offering cherry, strawberry and earth flavors, backed by moderate tannins. Fresh and easygoing. Drink now through 2017. 20,000 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson

$15 to $30

Sep. 18, 2014: MATUA Pinot Noir Marlborough 2013 (89 points, $15)

The fresh-crushed raspberry and cherry flavors are graceful, vibrant and juicy, with a touch of pine needle and black tea. Balanced and sophisticated. Drink now through 2025. 10,000 cases imported. —MaryAnn Worobiec

More than $30

Sep. 18, 2014: GABRIEL MEFFRE Condrieu Laurus 2012 (94 points, $65)

A ripe, unctuous style, with apricot, anise and nectarine notes framed liberally with warm brioche and piecrust flavors. Bitter almond and orange hints gild the finish. Drink now. 280 cases made. —James Molesworth

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