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Less than $15

Mar. 05, 2015: DOMINIO DE PUNCTUM Tempranillo Viño de la Tierra de Castilla Lobetia 2013 (86 points, $10)

A round red offering fresh, fruity plum flavors, with notes of licorice, fresh herbs and vanilla. Features light tannins and lively acidity. Generous and juicy. Drink now through 2018. 20,000 cases made. —Thomas Matthews

$15 to $30

Mar. 05, 2015: CONCHA Y TORO Chardonnay Limarí Valley Marqués de Casa Concha 2013 (89 points, $23)

A rich, ripe style of Sauvignon, with notes of apple cobbler, peach and white raspberry that are wrapped inside a plush basket of spice and tropical fruit flavors. Creamy finish. Drink now. 21,640 cases made. —Kim Marcus

More than $30

Mar. 05, 2015: CHÂTEAU PAVIE MACQUIN St.-Emilion 2012 (94 points, $59)

Offers a solid, packed feel, with dense plum sauce, licorice and blackberry preserve flavors, pushed by ganache and graphite details. Despite the dense and fleshy feel, there's serious purity here. A violet note mingles with a lightly chalky echo through the lengthy finish. A terrific effort for the vintage. Best from 2017 through 2027. 4,165 cases made. —James Molesworth

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