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Less than $15

Oct. 25, 2014: ALTOS LAS HORMIGAS Bonarda Mendoza Colonia Las Liebres Classica 2013 (87 points, $9)

A brooding red, showing plenty of smoky notes to the dried berry and mocha flavors. Leathery accents appear on the finish. Drink now. 15,000 cases made. —Kim Marcus

$15 to $30

Oct. 25, 2014: SANTO WINES Assyrtiko Santorini 2013 (91 points, $20)

Intense golden raisin, tarragon and grapefruit flavors give this white good cut. Very minerally in the mid palate, with a luscious finish that combines candied mint and dried mango flavor. Exotic and richly spiced. Drink now through 2020. 40,000 cases made. —Kim Marcus

More than $30

Oct. 25, 2014: ZIND-HUMBRECHT Gewürztraminer Alsace Calcaire 2012 (93 points, $55)

A seamless white, light-weight and silky in texture, with mouthwatering acidity enlivening the subtly honeyed flavors of peach skin, orange sorbet and ground ginger, all underscored by rich, minerally notes of stone and smoke that echo on the finish. Drink now through 2029. 125 cases imported. —Alison Napjus

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