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Less than $15

Feb. 23, 2019
VOLVER Monastrell Alicante Tarima 2017
88 points, $9
Black cherry, licorice and tarry flavors are lively and focused, supported by citrusy acidity and firm tannins in this fresh red. Balanced and juicy. Drink now through 2024. 30,000 cases made. —Thomas Matthews

$15 to $30

Feb. 23, 2019
AUGUST KESSELER Riesling Kabinett Pfalz R 2016
90 points, $19
A medium-bodied Riesling on the drier side, with obvious development going on, but this has reached its equilibrium. Harmonious and expressive, this features notes of mirabelle plum and smoke, with hints of vanilla. Lingering finish. Drink now through 2025. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 6,500 cases made. —Aleks Zecevic

More than $30

Feb. 23, 2019
GAJA Barbaresco 2015
95 points, $210
A combination of savory and fruit elements, this red reveals cherry, berry, eucalyptus, menthol, tar and mineral flavors. Firms up, with monolithic tannins locking this tight. Patience is required. Best from 2023 through 2042. 900 cases imported. —Bruce Sanderson
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