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Jan. 20, 2015: LARRY CHERUBINO Chardonnay Margaret River 2012 (92 points, $36)

Satiny smooth and effusively flavorful, this is centered on pear and floral flavors, hinting at peach and cream as the finish lingers effortlessly. Elegant and polished. Drink now through 2019. 700 cases made. —Harvey Steiman

Jan. 19, 2015: JACOPO BIONDI-SANTI Toscana Sassoalloro 2010 (91 points, $32)

Dark and concentrated, this red displays blackberry, plum, smoke and spice flavors. Supple and balanced, with a long, saturated finish of dark fruit and spice. Drink now through 2020. 12,500 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson

Jan. 17, 2015: ZIND-HUMBRECHT Muscat Alsace Grand Cru Gueberschwihr Goldert 2012 (92 points, $65)

A full-throttle version that remains light-footed thanks to laserlike acidity, offering rich and expressive flavors of kumquat, yellow peach, stone, basil and melon. Delivers a long, clean-cut finish of spice and smoke. Drink now through 2022. 50 cases imported. —Alison Napjus

Jan. 16, 2015: ELENA WALCH Alto Adige Beyond the Clouds 2012 (92 points, $65)

An elegant yet expressive white, with seamless integration of the sleek acidity and rich minerality. An exotic thread of myrrh and bergamot winds through the finely knit flavors poached quince, chalk, tea rose and pink grapefruit zest, while hints of fleur de sel, raw almond and smoke echo on the finish. Finely wrought and distinctive. Predominantly Chardonnay. Drink now through 2024. 1,200 cases made. —Alison Napjus

Jan. 15, 2015: CASCINA CHICCO Barolo Rocche di Castelletto 2010 (94 points, $75)

Approachable and delicate, offering rose, cherry, strawberry and mineral aromas and flavors, this firms up on the finish, providing a lingering aftertaste of berry fruit and tea. Best from 2018 through 2032. 2,800 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson

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