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Less than $15

Aug. 20, 2018
D. KOURTAKIS Agiorgitiko Nemea Kouros 2016
88 points, $13
A balanced, medium-bodied red, with light, well-knit tannins and a spiced mix of black raspberry, licorice snap and smoke flavors. Drink now through 2020. 50,000 cases made. —Alison Napjus

$15 to $30

Aug. 20, 2018
PENCE RANCH Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills 2016
90 points, $26
Lively and rich-tasting, with well-crafted pear tart, apple cobbler and peach flavors that are supported by bright acidity. Light buttery notes show on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 1,214 cases made. —Kim Marcus

More than $30

Aug. 20, 2018
DE TRAFFORD Merlot Stellenbosch 2010
91 points, $40
Delightfully old-school, with well-mulled currant and blackberry fruit liberally infused with mint, sage and tobacco notes. Light loam and cedar accents show on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 250 cases made. —James Molesworth
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