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Less than $15

Oct. 24, 2014: MASCIARELLI Trebbiano d'Abruzzo 2013 (87 points, $11)

A subtle white, fresh and svelte, offering a mix of savory stone, smoke and salted almond notes, with hints of persimmon and yellow plum fruit. Minerally finish. Drink now through 2018. 5,000 cases imported. —Alison Napjus

$15 to $30

Oct. 24, 2014: BOARD TRACK RACER The Chief Columbia Valley 2012 (92 points, $25)

This ripe and generous red is open-textured and appealing, with broad cherry, currant and exotic spice flavors, remaining airy and refreshing as the powerful finish extends. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2018. 3,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman

More than $30

Oct. 24, 2014: ORIN SWIFT Machete California 2012 (93 points, $48)

Concentrated yet light-weight, fragrant and juicy, with aromas of toasted cumin, gingerbread and Earl Grey tea surrounding the core of wild blueberry and huckleberry flavors. The firm tannins stay in the background, allowing this to finish on the juicy side. Petite Sirah, Syrah and Grenache. Drink now through 2025. 5,000 cases made. —MaryAnn Worobiec

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