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Less than $15

Sep. 30, 2014: TOHU Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Single Vineyard 2013 (90 points, $13)

Offers a succulent mix of citrus and tropical fruit, with Meyer lemon, passion fruit and lemon verbena notes accented by a distinct sea salt hint. Generous and refreshing, with a long, persistent finish. Drink now. 16,000 cases made. —MaryAnn Worobiec

$15 to $30

Sep. 30, 2014: BODEGAS ONTAÑON Tempranillo-Graciano Rioja Reserva 2005 (91 points, $24)

Smokey and sanguine notes frame a core of plum and dried cherry in this savory red, with accents of tobacco, mineral and earth. Maturing gracefully, with well-integrated tannins that give way to the spicy finish. Drink now through 2020. 4,000 cases imported. —Thomas Matthews

More than $30

Sep. 30, 2014: PENNER-ASH Pinot Noir Yamhill-Carlton District Shea Vineyard 2012 (93 points, $65)

Vibrant, focused and complex, offering a distinctive savory spice element that plays against the plum and currant fruit, coming together seamlessly on the long, polished finish. Drink now through 2022. 865 cases made. —Harvey Steiman

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