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Less than $15

Oct. 01, 2014: CASTLE ROCK Sauvignon Blanc Mendocino County 2013 (87 points, $10)

This white shows good concentration to its melon, peach and apple flavors, with a smooth body and a dose of acidity on the finish, where a lemon thyme detail chimes in. Drink now. 19,300 cases made. —MaryAnn Worobiec

$15 to $30

Oct. 01, 2014: ROBERT MONDAVI Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2011 (88 points, $28)

Tight, with firm, gripping tannins dominant now, shadowing ripe currant and blackberry flavors. Ends fresh and snappy. Drink now through 2022. 115,469 cases made. —James Laube

More than $30

Oct. 01, 2014: MARCHESI DI GRÉSY Barbaresco Martinenga 2011 (92 points, $50)

A light-bodied, elegant style, offering pretty floral, cherry and berry fruit playing off menthol and herb notes. Firm yet balanced, with dusty tannins lining the long finish. Best from 2016 through 2024. 10,000 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson

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