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Less than $15

Nov. 27, 2014: ALAIN DE LA TREILLE Anjou Rosé La Grille Gwénaël Guihard 2013 (86 points, $13)

A plump core of strawberry and white cherry is framed by a lightly tangy edge of watermelon rind. Reveals a whiff of tobacco on the finish. Drink now. 7,500 cases made. —James Molesworth

$15 to $30

Nov. 27, 2014: VOLVER Alicante Tarima Hill 2011 (90 points, $17)

Plum compote, raisin and chocolate flavors give this thick red a Port-like character, with a touch of fruity sweetness. The velvety texture is supported by moderate tannins and enough acidity for freshness. Drink now through 2017. 6,000 cases made. —Thomas Matthews

More than $30

Nov. 27, 2014: PAOLO CONTERNO Barolo Ginestra 2008 (93 points, $80)

Elegant and detailed, with floral, cherry, strawberry and spice flavors backed by vibrant acidity. Firm yet harmonious, with a lingering aftertaste of tobacco, berry and mineral. Best from 2016 through 2028. 1,500 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson

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