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Less than $15

Mar. 30, 2015: QUINTA DAS CARVALHAS Douro QV 2012 (87 points, $13)

A sinewy red, with leather, earth and tobacco notes to the dried berry and roasted plum flavors. Forest floor accents show on the finish. Drink now through 2017. 5,000 cases made. —Kim Marcus

$15 to $30

Mar. 30, 2015: DOMAINE DE MOURCHON Côtes du Rhône-Villages Séguret Tradition 2012 (89 points, $19)

This has a dark coating of singed alder over a core of plum and blackberry fruit. A bolt of graphite holds the finish down. Solid, and should unwind a bit more with brief cellaring. Drink now through 2016. 6,000 cases made. —James Molesworth

More than $30

Mar. 30, 2015: LEEUWIN Chardonnay Margaret River Prelude Vineyards 2012 (91 points, $36)

Lively and inviting, with vibrant passion fruit and pineapple notes dancing against delicate spices. Finishes with intensity. Drink now through 2020. 300 cases imported. —Harvey Steiman

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