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Less than $15

Oct. 14, 2019

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CHÂTEAU NICOT

Entre-Deux-Mers 2018

$12

Fresh and direct, with lemon peel, honeysuckle and verbena notes. Quick finish. Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon and Muscadelle. Drink now. 5,000 cases imported. —James Molesworth

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$15 to $30

Oct. 14, 2019

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POLIZIANO

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2016

$30

Bright black cherry, plum, earth, vanilla and toasty oak flavors are the hallmarks of this well-crafted red. Balanced, this needs a year or two to integrate more fully and extend the finish. Firm grip. Sangiovese, Colorino, Canaiolo and Merlot. Best from 2021 through 2033. 16,000 cases made, 2,600 cases imported. —Bruce Sanderson

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More than $30

Oct. 14, 2019

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BERINGER

Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Private Reserve 2016

$170

Juicy and engaging, with lots of raspberry, blackberry and black currant fruit flavors pumping along, laced with licorice and fruitcake notes and backed by a lively, bramble-edged finish. Drink now through 2030. 13,304 cases made. —James Molesworth

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