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Less than $15

Dec. 10, 2019

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BODEGAS CARLOS SERRES

Viura-Tempranillo Blanco Rioja 2018

$11

A soft texture carries fresh flavors of grapefruit, blanched almond and lemon verbena in this gentle white. Citrusy acidity keeps this lively. Viura and Tempranillo Blanco. Drink now. 1,200 cases made, 1,000 cases imported. —Thomas Matthews

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$15 to $30

Dec. 10, 2019

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GOLDSCHMIDT

Merlot Alexander Valley Chelsea Goldschmidt Guidestone Rise 2017

$20

A big and ripe red, with concentrated cherry tart and roasted plum flavors, framed by pencil shaving notes. Hints of dried green herbs show on the firmly tannic finish. Drink now through 2022. 2,600 cases made. —Kim Marcus

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More than $30

Dec. 10, 2019

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JOHN DUVAL

Eligo Barossa 2016

$100

Dark, offering a dense, espresso-infused mix of cassis, blackberry and spicy cedar notes, showing details of black walnut, mahogany and tobacco on a plush, fleshy frame. Displays plenty of torque and focus on the finish. Drink now through 2029. 100 cases imported. —MaryAnn Worobiec

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