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Less than $15

Dec. 26, 2014: LES VIGNERONS DE LA MÉDITERRANÉE Languedoc White Mythique 2013 (88 points, $13)

A broad-textured and spicy white, displaying flavors of ripe melon, tangerine and kiwifruit that feature notes of tarragon. This is well-structured, with accents of sage cream and lemon meringue on the finish. Drink now through 2017. 15,000 cases made. —Kim Marcus

$15 to $30

Dec. 26, 2014: NINO NEGRI Valtellina Superiore Quadrio 2010 (90 points, $20)

Rich, with a base note of tarry smoke, this remains elegant and medium-bodied overall, showing mouthwatering acidity and fine integration. Dried mint and thyme aromatics lace the dried strawberry and cherry fruit, offset with star anise and beef bouillon details. Offers a lightly chewy finish. Drink now through 2024. 3,300 cases imported. —Alison Napjus

More than $30

Dec. 26, 2014: DOMAINE HUËT Vouvray Sec Clos du Bourg 2013 (92 points, $35)

This is nicely rendered for the vintage, with a steely, minerally spine buried in the core of apple, ginger, pear and quince flavors. Shows good focus, with a taut feel on the finish that should loosen in the cellar. Best from 2016 through 2020. 0400 cases imported. —James Molesworth

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