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Less than $15

Dec. 14, 2017
GEMTREE Cabernet Sauvignon McLaren Vale Dragon's Blood 2016
89 points, $13
There's a whiff of campfire smoke at the beginning, giving way to dense and juicy cherry and blackberry flavors, showing accents of pepper and black licorice. The tannins are firm and clamp down on the finish, giving this a rustic air. Drink now through 2023. 3,000 cases made. —MaryAnn Worobiec

$15 to $30

Dec. 14, 2017
COCKBURN Late Bottled Port 2012
90 points, $25
Juicy, with still-youthful plum, cherry and blackberry compote flavors, flanked by hints of ganache, licorice and bramble, which keep the finish lively. Drink now through 2023. 80,000 cases made. —James Molesworth

More than $30

Dec. 14, 2017
SANCTUARY Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Vineyard 2014
92 points, $40
A velvety red, with plush and well-spiced flavors of plum tart, cherry cobbler and raspberry that are supported by medium-grained tannins. The creamy finish lingers effortlessly, showing hints of dried mint. Drink now through 2022. 1,540 cases made. —Kim Marcus
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