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Less than $15

Nov. 29, 2014: BODEGAS Y VIÑEDOS SHAYA Rueda Arindo 2013 (86 points, $11)

This firm white offers pear, melon and menthol flavors, with notes of ginger and fresh herbs lending a savory touch. Generous, with enough structure for food. Verdejo. Drink now. 8,000 cases made. —Thomas Matthews

$15 to $30

Nov. 29, 2014: CONCANNON Petite Sirah Livermore Valley Conservancy 2010 (87 points, $16)

A distinctive mix of fresh earth and black walnut flavors, with juicy cranberry and wild berry fruit. Shows an appealing tannic grip on the finish. Drink now through 2025. 2,734 cases made. —MaryAnn Worobiec

More than $30

Nov. 29, 2014: PHILIPPONNAT Brut Champagne Grand Blanc 2006 (92 points, $72)

Firm and lightly smoky, with a lively bead and finely meshed flavors of yellow plum, star fruit, biscuit and golden raisin. Balanced, with a chalky finish that's more subtle today, but this elegant version should evolve and expand in the glass or cellar. Disgorged April 2014. Drink now through 2024. 1,600 cases made. —Alison Napjus

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