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Less than $15

Jul. 04, 2015
ALAIN BRUMONT Madiran Torus 2010
88 points, $14
Juicy and supple, featuring crushed blackberry, tea and briar notes. A crisp acidity keeps this fresh, with lightly chewy tannins and a spice- and mineral-laced finish. Drink now through 2018. 50,000 cases made. —Gillian Sciaretta

$15 to $30

Jul. 04, 2015
SBRAGIA FAMILY Chardonnay Dry Creek Valley Home Ranch 2012
91 points, $28
Intense tropical fruit, pineapple, citrus and melon are at the core of this moderately rich, full-bodied effort, ending with a hint of butterscotch. Maintains depth and focus. Drink now through 2019. 4,508 cases made. —James Laube

More than $30

Jul. 04, 2015
CHAPPELLET Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Signature 2012
93 points, $56
A classy and classic Napa Cabernet, dark-colored, with rich blackberry, black licorice, cedar, tobacco and dusty, loamy earth notes. The brightness and density of the red and dark berry fruit gives this an immediate and alluring charm. Ends with gutsy, chewy tannins. Drink now through 2030. 11,200 cases made. —James Laube
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