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Less than $15

Sep. 17, 2014: HOUSE WINE Cabernet Sauvignon America Steak House 2012 (89 points, $11)

Firm in texture, with a layer of refined tannins underpinning the pretty currant and blackberry flavors, lingering with a hint of cedar. Drink now through 2015. 6,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman

$15 to $30

Sep. 17, 2014: BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Malbec Mendoza 2012 (90 points, $24)

An intense red, showing concentrated flavors of dark plum, kirsch, dried beef and baker's chocolate flanked by notes of tobacco leaf and ginger. The powerful finish is filled with sanguine details. Drink now through 2010. 100,000 cases imported. —Kim Marcus

More than $30

Sep. 17, 2014: BERGSTRÖM Chardonnay Willamette Valley Sigrid 2012 (93 points, $85)

Crisp and lively, with vibrant, honeyed pear and spice flavors playing against racy acidity. Has generosity and impressive depth. Drink now through 2018. 953 cases made. —Harvey Steiman

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