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Less than $15

Jan. 28, 2015: CHÂTEAU PUYNARD Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 2012 (86 points, $13)

Fresh and open, with breezy bitter cherry and pomegranate fruit lined with hints of anise and singed cedar. Drink now. 100,000 cases made. —James Molesworth

$15 to $30

Jan. 28, 2015: SOUTHERN RIGHT Sauvignon Blanc Walker Bay 2014 (89 points, $19)

Lovely lemon curd and verbena notes form the core, with threads of thyme, mâche and fleur de sel. Straw hints caresses the finish. Drink now. 5,800 cases imported. —James Molesworth

More than $30

Jan. 28, 2015: EVENING LAND Chardonnay Eola-Amity Hills Seven Springs Vineyard La Source 2012 (96 points, $65)

Fresh, elegant and expressive, with a lovely open texture that lets the spicy, minerally pear and pineapple flavors glow brightly as the finish gains momentum. Has depth and sinuous shape. Drink now through 2020. 350 cases made. —Harvey Steiman

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