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Less than $15

Sep. 24, 2014: THE NED Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Waihopai River 2013 (88 points, $13)

Vibrant, with a smooth body and mouthwatering acidity, offering a core of juicy lime, passion fruit, ruby grapefruit and green apple flavors, accented by lemon verbena and spearmint notes. Drink now. 200,000 cases made. —MaryAnn Worobiec

$15 to $30

Sep. 24, 2014: CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE Cabernet Sauvignon Horse Heaven Hills Canoe Ridge Estate 2011 (92 points, $30)

Supple and inviting, fleshy but not heavy, with juicy currant, plum and spice flavors that dance without fading on the harmonious finish. Drink now through 2021. 5,100 cases made. —Harvey Steiman

More than $30

Sep. 24, 2014: BODEGAS Y VIÑEDOS O. FOURNIER Malbec Uco Valley Alfa Crux 2010 (94 points, $54)

Plush and rich, with concentrated flavors of dark plum, porcino, baker's chocolate and blackberry. This has a core of dried beef and Asian spice notes that linger on the powerfully creamy finish. Drink now through 2018. 1,250 cases made. —Kim Marcus

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