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Less than $15

Sep. 16, 2014: BODEGAS MONTECILLO Rioja Viña Cumbrero Crianza 2010 (90 points, $10)

The polished texture carries crisp flavors of tart cherry, fresh herb, anise and mineral, supported by light, firm tannins and lively acidity. Graceful, with balanced fruity and savory notes that give way to a spicy, floral finish. Drink now through 2022. 103,700 cases made. —Thomas Matthews

$15 to $30

Sep. 16, 2014: MONTGRAS Syrah Colchagua Valley Antu Ninquén 2012 (91 points, $19)

Ripe and rich, with smoky notes to the dried raspberry and dark plum flavors. Meat accents linger on the cream- and chocolate-filled finish. A harmonious style that finely balances the fruit and savory components. Drink now through 2019. 7,200 cases made. —Kim Marcus

More than $30

Sep. 16, 2014: GILLES ROBIN Crozes-Hermitage White Les Marelles 2012 (92 points, $38)

This delivers a racy beam of star fruit, yellow apple and bright melon flavors, lined with heather hints and carrying through the pineapple-tinged finish. Drink now. 84 cases imported. —James Molesworth

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