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Less than $15

Jan. 24, 2015: FAMILIA RUTINI Malbec-Syrah Mendoza Trumpeter 2013 (87 points, $11)

Bright and juicy, with luscious cherry and licorice flavors backed up by plenty of fresh acidity. Smoky notes linger on the firm finish. Drink now. 23,000 cases made. —Kim Marcus

$15 to $30

Jan. 24, 2015: GRAHAM BECK Brut Rosé Western Cape 2009 (88 points, $20)

Light peach, white cherry, sandalwood, tea and dried orange hints mesh with good length and focus on the finish. Drink now. 3,500 cases imported. —James Molesworth

More than $30

Jan. 24, 2015: HURÉ FRÈRES Brut Champagne Terre Natale 2002 (93 points, $102)

The lovely, lacy texture wraps around the firm acidity and broad shoulders of this well-knit Champagne, supporting an aromatic profile of baked plum, chopped almond, lemon curd and warm spices. Hints of brioche and cognac emerge on the persistent finish. Disgorged March 2014. Drink now through 2024. 3,000 cases made. —Alison Napjus

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