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Less than $15

Apr. 23, 2014: CASTLE ROCK Pinot Noir Mendocino County 2011 (87 points, $13)

Elegant and easy to enjoy, with vivid raspberry and dark berry flavors. Pure and direct. Drink now through 2018. 80,000 cases made. —James Laube

$15 to $30

Apr. 23, 2014: CANTINA TERLANO Pinot Grigio Alto Adige 2012 (88 points, $22)

There's a stony underpinning to this fresh white. The lacy texture carries a subtle mesh of Gala apple, blanched almond, lemon curd and melon flavors. Drink now through 2016. 2,900 cases imported. —Alison Napjus

More than $30

Apr. 23, 2014: LUCIEN LE MOINE Pommard Les Epenots 2011 (92 points, $140)

Smoky and spicy, with buried cherry and berry flavors. The tannins are assertive now, but all the pieces are in place, leading to a long finish. Needs time. Best from 2016 through 2024. 20 cases imported. —Bruce Sanderson

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