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Aug. 18, 2014: DESCENDIENTES DE J. PALACIOS Bierzo Corullón 2011 (91 points, $50)

Fragrant, with floral, berry, cherry and wild herb aromas and flavors, this expressive red is supple, racy and long. Muscular yet elegant. Drink now through 2021. 1,500 cases made. —Thomas Matthews

Aug. 16, 2014: DOMAINE LEFLAIVE Puligny-Montrachet Clavoillon 2011 (94 points, $138)

Terrific from start to finish, this white starts out with lime blossom, apple, citronella and mineral aromas and flavors. Creamy yet fluid, intense yet airy, with harmony and a long aftertaste of citrus and stone. Best from 2016 through 2026. 594 cases imported. —Bruce Sanderson

Aug. 15, 2014: DOW Tawny Port Single Harvest Colheita 2002 (91 points, $39)

Offers a spicy aroma, with rich, mouthcoating flavors of plum tart, mincemeat, baked fig and nutmeg,supported by ample acidity. Citrus zest and dried apricot details linger on the rich, fresh finish. Drink now. 150 cases made. —Kim Marcus

Aug. 14, 2014: RIVETTO Barolo Serralunga D'Alba 2010 (93 points, $75)

Savory licorice, balsamic and eucalyptus flavors highlight this intense red, whose cherry and kirsch flavors emerge midpalate, leading to the energetic finish, with a mineral aftertaste. The fine tannins are enmeshed, keeping this fresh. Best from 2017 through 2035. 2,000 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson

Aug. 13, 2014: REYNVAAN Syrah Walla Walla Valley Foothills Reserve Foothills In The Sun Vineyard 2011 (95 points, $60)

Redolent of cracked pepper, this is balanced against expressive and elegant cherry, raspberry, guava and cinnamon flavors that veer into tobacco and wet earth notes as the finish lingers. Complex and fascinating, not heavy but seemingly limitless. Best from 2015 through 2021. 191 cases made. —Harvey Steiman

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