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Less than $15

Sep. 02, 2014: FINCA FLICHMAN Malbec Mendoza Reserva 2013 (88 points, $12)

Fresh and juicy, with dark currant, dried blackberry and ripe dark plum flavors, accented by smoky notes. Graphite and hoisin sauce hints emerge on the dense finish. Drink now through 2017. 25,000 cases made. —Kim Marcus

$15 to $30

Sep. 02, 2014: LAVAU Rasteau 2012 (89 points, $19)

Dark and fleshy, offering plum, blackberry confiture and melted black licorice notes that glide along, lined with cocoa and espresso flavors. Not heavy, with a supple structure through the finish. Drink now. 6,500 cases made. —James Molesworth

More than $30

Sep. 02, 2014: ALEX GAMBAL Puligny-Montrachet 2011 (90 points, $45)

Marked by oak for now, offering plenty of toast and spice elements to complement the apple and lemon flavors. Juicy and long, but needs a year to integrate all the elements. Best from 2015 through 2021. 200 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson

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