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Less than $15

Nov. 21, 2014: CASA SANTOS LIMA Lisboa Lab White 2013 (87 points, $9)

This has plenty of acidity to lift the ripe apple, pear and melon flavors. Juicy midpalate, with fresh green herb and scallion notes that support the minerally finish. Fernão Pires, Arinto, Moscatel and Sauvignon. Drink now through 2017. 25,500 cases made. —Kim Marcus

$15 to $30

Nov. 21, 2014: SCHARFFENBERGER Brut Mendocino County Excellence NV (88 points, $20)

Soft and fresh, with easygoing flavors of creamy lemon, spice and fresh yeast rolls. Drink now. 35,600 cases made. —Tim Fish

More than $30

Nov. 21, 2014: VIÑA NEYEN DE APALTA Espíritu de Apalta Colchagua Valley 2010 (92 points, $50)

Redolent of dried currant and sandalwood, this is a vibrant, gutsy red, featuring of deep vein of cocoa powder. Exhibits an elegant texture, with a finish that lingers with fig and olive notes. Drink now through 2019. 2,500 cases made. —Kim Marcus

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