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Less than $15

Oct. 31, 2014: BOUZA DO REI Albariño Rias Baixas Lagar 2013 (87 points, $14)

This savory white offers briny and herbal notes that frame the pear, mineral and ginger flavors. Features citrusy acidity and good focus. Lively. Drink now. 40,000 cases made. —Thomas Matthews

$15 to $30

Oct. 31, 2014: GLORIA FERRER Brut Sonoma County Sonoma NV (90 points, $22)

A festive sparkler, featuring bright aromas of raspberry and baked apple, with balanced, zesty pear, cinnamon and yeast flavors. Drink now. 74,000 cases made. —Tim Fish

More than $30

Oct. 31, 2014: SWITCHBACK RIDGE Petite Sirah Napa Valley Peterson Family Vineyard 2011 (93 points, $58)

Offers a powerful core of blackberry and wild blueberry flavors, with plush, velvety tannins and black licorice, dark chocolate, Earl Grey tea, nutmeg, fresh rosemary and sage details. The finish goes on and on. Drink now through 2025. 448 cases made. —MaryAnn Worobiec

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