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Oct. 25, 2014: ZIND-HUMBRECHT Gewürztraminer Alsace Calcaire 2012 (93 points, $55)

A seamless white, light-weight and silky in texture, with mouthwatering acidity enlivening the subtly honeyed flavors of peach skin, orange sorbet and ground ginger, all underscored by rich, minerally notes of stone and smoke that echo on the finish. Drink now through 2029. 125 cases imported. —Alison Napjus

Oct. 24, 2014: ORIN SWIFT Machete California 2012 (93 points, $48)

Concentrated yet light-weight, fragrant and juicy, with aromas of toasted cumin, gingerbread and Earl Grey tea surrounding the core of wild blueberry and huckleberry flavors. The firm tannins stay in the background, allowing this to finish on the juicy side. Petite Sirah, Syrah and Grenache. Drink now through 2025. 5,000 cases made. —MaryAnn Worobiec

Oct. 23, 2014: DOMAINE DE LA JANASSE Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2012 (96 points, $121)

Tightly coiled for now, this features an intense, vivid core of anise, blackberry coulis, plum paste and macerated fig fruit, with black tea, smoldering tobacco and warm ganache notes. Long and dense, but very silky, with gorgeous violet and pastis details lingering in the background. Should unwind with time. Best from 2017 through 2035. 390 cases imported. —James Molesworth

Oct. 22, 2014: RUTHERFORD HILL Barrel Select Napa Valley 2011 (91 points, $35)

Sleek and well-structured, no easy feat for 2011. Aromas of black cherry, tomato leaf and mocha open to fleshy flavors that wrap around a core of balanced tannins and acidity. Notes of red currant, fresh herb and cedar lace the finish. Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now through 2020. 2,000 cases made. —Tim Fish

Oct. 21, 2014: ALAIN VOGE Cornas Les Chailles 2012 (93 points, $54)

Shows lovely drive and energy from the start, with anise, plum, violet, white pepper, briar and iron notes seamlessly woven together and stretching out through the long finish. A chalky undertow adds contrast and tension. Best from 2015 through 2027. 960 cases made. —James Molesworth

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