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Less than $15

Feb. 20, 2019
VIÑA MONTES Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Valley Classic Series 2016
88 points, $12
Plush, with flavors of raspberry preserves backed by lively acidity and crisp, spicy accents. Notes of currant and dried green herbs show on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 100,000 cases made. —Kim Marcus

$15 to $30

Feb. 20, 2019
SANTA BARBARA WINERY Chardonnay Santa Barbara County 2017
89 points, $18
Shows good cut to the vibrant mix of white fruit flavors that are matched to creamy notes. The broad, lush finish offers hints of lemongrass and dried sage. Drink now through 2021. 14,500 cases made. —Kim Marcus

More than $30

Feb. 20, 2019
CHÂTEAU DE NALYS Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016
93 points, $105
This is a fleshy and dense offering, with layers of warm cassis, plum sauce and cherry preserve flavors seamlessly entwined, while warm fruitcake and melted red licorice notes fill in through the finish. There's a whiff of smoky tea at the very end, while the fruit plays out. Best from 2020 through 2034. 7,667 cases made. —James Molesworth
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