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Less than $15

Jul. 22, 2014: DUCK POND Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2013 (87 points, $12)

Light and easygoing, with pretty pear and floral flavors on a crisp, dry frame. Drink now. 9,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman

$15 to $30

Jul. 22, 2014: BODEGAS TERRAZAS DE LOS ANDES Malbec Mendoza Reserva 2011 (89 points, $19)

Intense dark currant and spiced cherry flavors are supported by crisp acidity in this powerfully vibrant red. Espresso and dark chocolate notes fill the muscular finish. Drink now through 2020. 30,000 cases imported. —Kim Marcus

More than $30

Jul. 22, 2014: DOMAINE DESMEURE St.-Joseph Domaine des Remizières 2011 (91 points, $49)

Solid, with a dark brambly frame around the plum sauce, black currant and fig notes. A ganache echo shows on the finish, revealing some solid grip. Drink now through 2016. 150 cases imported. —James Molesworth

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