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Less than $15

Oct. 30, 2014: DOMÄNE WACHAU Grüner Veltliner Federspiel Trocken Wachau Terrassen 2012 (90 points, $14)

This features a supple texture, with flavors of ripe pineapple and apple tart accented by a rich creaminess. Ginger snap and white chocolate details show on the airy, elegant finish. Drink now through 2017. 17,000 cases made. —Kim Marcus

$15 to $30

Oct. 30, 2014: MASCIARELLI Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Marina Cvetić S. Martino Rosso 2010 (91 points, $25)

A fresh, harmonious red, offering a subtle range of flavors, with rich notes of smoky mineral, crushed blackberry, olive tapenade, grilled herb and ground anise. Fine-grained tannins emerge on the finish. Drink now through 2024. 2,500 cases imported. —Alison Napjus

More than $30

Oct. 30, 2014: VRANKEN Brut Champagne Diamant NV (92 points, $53)

A well-cut Champagne, satiny in texture, offering lovely integration of the fine acidity and notes of raisin bread, ripe, grainy pear, orchard blossom and pickled ginger. Drink now through 2020. 670 cases imported. —Alison Napjus

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