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Less than $15

Jan. 18, 2019
CASTLE ROCK Pinot Noir California Cuvée 2017
87 points, $11
Fleshy, with dark currant and cherry flavors backed by firm tannins and acidity. Cocoa powder notes show on the finish. Drink now. 57,790 cases made. —Kim Marcus

$15 to $30

Jan. 18, 2019
CONCHA Y TORO Chardonnay Limarí Valley Marques de Casa Concha 2017
89 points, $22
Rich and finely textured, with chamomile accents to the fresh-cut apple, green peach and ripe citrus flavors. Spicy finish. Drink now through 2021. 17,800 cases made. —Kim Marcus

More than $30

Jan. 18, 2019
KANONKOP Pinotage Simonsberg-Stellenbosch 2016
92 points, $45
Sleek and refined, especially for the grape, with a sanguine thread weaving around a core of gently steeped black currant, cherry and plum fruit flavors. Alluring black tea details and a dash of singed alder check in on the finish. Needs a little cellaring. Best from 2020 through 2025. 6,666 cases made. —James Molesworth
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