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Less than $15

Aug. 03, 2015
ALAMOS Torrontés Salta 2014
88 points, $13
Snappy, with sugar pea accents to the green peach, grapefruit and kiwifruit flavors. Engagingly complex, with a long and well-spiced finish that lingers with juicy crunchiness. Drink now. 18,000 cases imported. —Kim Marcus

$15 to $30

Aug. 03, 2015
EL COTO DE RIOJA Rioja Crianza 2011
89 points, $15
Cocoa and spicy notes frame the cherry pie and vanilla flavors in this generous red. The round texture is supported by light tannins and juicy tangerine acidity. Leans toward sweetness, but remains fresh. Drink now through 2019. 20,000 cases imported. —Thomas Matthews

More than $30

Aug. 03, 2015
LUIGI PIRA Barolo Margheria 2011
94 points, $52
Dense and compact, with a core of cherry and plum flavors shaded by tobacco, tar, mineral and spice accents. Fresh, leaving a layer of mouthcoating tannins on the finish. Best from 2019 through 2034. 420 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson
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