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Less than $15

Sep. 28, 2016
GIESEN Chardonnay Hawkes Bay 2014
88 points, $14
Lemon meringue, melon and peach flavors are smooth and supple, with vibrant acidity and spicy accents on the finish. Drink now. 15,000 cases made. —MaryAnn Worobiec

$15 to $30

Sep. 28, 2016
VIÑA SANTA RITA Carmenère Colchagua Valley Medalla Real Gran Reserva 2013
90 points, $20
Silky tannins support lush dark cherry, blackberry and plum tart flavors, while fresh acidity gives this good lift. Finishes with chocolate mousse and Asian spice notes, and hints of dried mint. Drink now through 2020. 15,550 cases made. —Kim Marcus

More than $30

Sep. 28, 2016
BÉRÊCHE & FILS Brut Champagne Réserve NV
92 points, $46
Racy acidity and chalk-tinged minerality define this sleek Champagne, while the fine, satiny mousse imparts a sense of finesse and carries flavors of crushed blackberry, toast, licorice and mandarin orange peel. Well-spiced, mouthwatering finish. Disgorged December 2015. Drink now through 2020. 5,416 cases made. —Alison Napjus
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