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Less than $15

Apr. 04, 2020

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LAGAR DA CONDESA

Albariño Rias Baixas O Fillo da Condesa 2018

$12

This white shows richness, with honeyed orange and ginger notes deepening the pear and guava flavors. Briny and mineral elements add interest, while firm acidity keeps this focused. Drink now through 2022. 5,000 cases made, 1,500 cases imported. —Thomas Matthews

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$15 to $30

Apr. 04, 2020

91
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MOTHER ROCK WINES

Cinsault Swartland Force Celeste 2018

$17

This shows a little fizz at the beginning that fades away with air, while the palate presents high acidity that cuts through the cherry and currant flavors. Hints of rooibos and hay emerge as blood orange acidity gives this lift on the finish. Drink now with food or wait a few years. Best from 2021 through 2028. 600 cases made, 250 cases imported. —Aleks Zecevic

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More than $30

Apr. 04, 2020

95
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CASCINA FONTANA

Barolo 2015

$75

Incense and sandalwood aromas introduce this red, with plum, cherry, iron and tar flavors permeating the palate. Rich and complex, showing excellent harmony, fending off the dense, dusty tannins. Offers a long and resonant finish. Best from 2023 through 2043. 660 cases made, 150 cases imported. —Bruce Sanderson

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