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Less than $15

Dec. 09, 2019

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VIGNOBLES FONTAN

Côtes de Gascogne White Domaine de Maubet 2018

$12

Lively acidity binds the lemon, crunchy white peach and grapefruit flavors of this floral-tinged, light-bodied white. Offers a lightly tart finish. Colombard, Ugni Blanc, Gros Manseng and Sauvignon Blanc. Drink now. 23,000 cases made, 7,700 cases imported. —Gillian Sciaretta

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$15 to $30

Dec. 09, 2019

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TORRE ZAMBRA

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colle Maggio 2017

$20

This rich red is loaded with expressive baking spice, melted licorice and bacon fat notes, accenting the crème de cassis and fig cake flavors. Medium- to full-bodied, with creamy tannins emerging on the lavish, oak-laced finish. Drink now through 2025. 4,200 cases made, 2,000 cases imported. —Alison Napjus

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More than $30

Dec. 09, 2019

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PYRAMID VALLEY

Pinot Noir Central Otago 2017

$50

Powerful yet restrained, featuring a core of black cherry, pomegranate and wild strawberry flavors, fleshy and appealing, with accents of sarsaparilla, black pepper and fresh loamy earth. Shows plenty of momentum on the finish. Drink now through 2029. 500 cases made, 200 cases imported. —MaryAnn Worobiec

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