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Less than $15

Nov. 26, 2014: TERRAPURA Chardonnay Curicó Valley 2013 (87 points, $11)

A fruity style, with ripe pear and apple tart flavors matched to plenty of spicy notes. Dried mango details show on the finish. Drink now. 25,000 cases made. —Kim Marcus

$15 to $30

Nov. 26, 2014: OBERON Merlot Napa Valley 2012 (88 points, $22)

Soft and easy-drinking, with notes of red currant and toasty spice. Drink now through 2018. 2,250 cases made. —Tim Fish

More than $30

Nov. 26, 2014: KEN WRIGHT Pinot Noir Yamhill-Carlton District Savoya Vineyard 2012 (94 points, $63)

Sleek, polished and inviting for its vivid range of mineral-accented cherry, toast, licorice and spice flavors that float easily over a generous frame, finishing long and especially harmonious. A hint of orange peel and tea leaf adds a mature note. Drink now through 2022. 923 cases made. —Harvey Steiman

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