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Less than $15

Sep. 22, 2014: VISTA DEL SUR Malbec Uco Valley High Note Elevated 2013 (88 points, $14)

Offers a seductively spicy aroma, with rich, ripe dark fruit flavors of blackberry, dark currant and cherry tart. Dark chocolate and cocoa powder elements emerge on the lush finish, which has good grip. Drink now through 2019. 4,500 cases imported. —Kim Marcus

$15 to $30

Sep. 22, 2014: CUNE Rioja White Monopole 2013 (90 points, $15)

This focused white shows bright, juicy flavors of white peach and Meyer lemon, with herbal and mineral accents. The texture is quite rich, but crisp, citrusy acidity keeps this lively. Drink now through 2017. 4,000 cases imported. —Thomas Matthews

More than $30

Sep. 22, 2014: ALEX GAMBAL Vosne-Romanée Vieilles Vignes 2011 (92 points, $70)

A succulent and expressive style, boasting raspberry, wild cherry, currant and spice flavors. Picks up a stony element and a chalky feel as the finish lingers. Best from 2016 through 2027. 150 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson

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