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Less than $15

Aug. 04, 2015
M. CHAPOUTIER Pays d'Oc Rosé Les Vignes de Bila-Haut 2014
86 points, $14
This leads with firm, slightly bracing acidity and flavors of creamed melon, cherry pit and spice. Stony mineral, spice and grilled herb accents add dimension. Drink now. 15,000 cases made. —Gillian Sciaretta

$15 to $30

Aug. 04, 2015
PLOWBUSTER Pinot Noir Oregon 2012
89 points, $20
Firm in texture, with sharply focused currant and blackberry flavors on a taut frame. Hints at green tea notes as this persists into a tightly pointed finish. Best from 2016 through 2020. 3,200 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson

More than $30

Aug. 04, 2015
CUNE Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva 2009
93 points, $70
Plum and currant flavors mingle with notes of espresso, tobacco, dried herb and spice in this solid red. Firm tannins and orange peel acidity give this structure and balance. Lovely fruit and floral accents linger. Drink now through 2024. 1,000 cases imported. —Thomas Matthews
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