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Less than $15

Nov. 01, 2014: BODEGA MATARROMERA Tempranillo Cigales Val de los Frailes 2012 (87 points, $11)

There's a nice balance of ripe fruit and crisp acidity in this fleshy red. Plum, licorice and tarry notes mingle with accents of orange peel and fresh herbs. Light tannins support the smooth texture. Drink now through 2018. 21,000 cases made. —Thomas Matthews

$15 to $30

Nov. 01, 2014: TRIMBACH Gewürztraminer Alsace 2012 (90 points, $26)

Verbena and pine forest hints lace this dry, well-cut white, while smoky minerality underscores flavors of melon, dried apricot, pink grapefruit and beeswax. Spiced finish. Drink now through 2024. 3,500 cases imported. —Alison Napjus

More than $30

Nov. 01, 2014: SANTO WINES Assyrtiko Santorini Grande Reserve 2011 (93 points, $35)

Big, rich and full of unctuous pear tart, apple pastry and glazed apricot flavors that feature a creamy texture. Tightly wounds, with a lingering finish of lemon curd and spice. A well-crafted white. Drink now through 2018. 2,000 cases made. —Kim Marcus

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