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Less than $15

Aug. 20, 2014: CONDE DE JAUREGUI Rioja Crianza 2011 (89 points, $12)

This polished red delivers dried cherry, vanilla, candied orange peel and spice flavors in a supple texture, with light, firm tannins and lively acidity. A traditional style. Drink now through 2019. 33,000 cases made. —Thomas Matthews

$15 to $30

Aug. 20, 2014: BODEGA SEPTIMA Gran Reserva Mendoza 2010 (90 points, $25)

A ripe, powerful red, with good balance to the luscious flavors of chocolate, mincemeat and plum pudding. A red currant accent lingers on the bright, spicy finish, delivering slate and mineral notes. Drink now through 2018. 1,500 cases imported. —Kim Marcus

More than $30

Aug. 20, 2014: HENRI DARNAT Meursault Clos du Domaine 2011 (91 points, $60)

This starts out rich, featuring flavors of butterscotch, baking spices, apple and lemon. The lively acidity picks up midpalate, driving the lingering finish. Should be well-integrated in a year or so. Best from 2015 through 2022. 370 cases imported. —Bruce Sanderson

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