daily wine picks

Less than $15

Nov. 10, 2009: MAS DE LAVAIL Carignan Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Terre d'Ardoise Vieilles Vignes 2007 (88 points, $10)

Offers lots of spice and rose petal on the nose, with plenty of ripe plum, berry and cherry flavors. Mouthfilling fruitiness, with notes of chicory and Asian spice on the finish. Drink now through 2012. 5,000 cases imported. Kim Marcus

$15 to $30

Nov. 10, 2009: BODEGA CHACRA Pinot Noir Río Negro Barda 2008 (90 points, $25)

Shows a nice crushed dark cherry fruit profile, with focused spice, mineral and briar notes laid out on the medium-weight finish. Juicy and racy. Drink now through 2010. 2,357 cases made. James Molesworth

More than $30

Nov. 10, 2009: BODEGAS PINORD Priorat +7 2006 (92 points, $40)

Subtle but solid, this red shows cassis, kirsch and vanilla flavors that are fresh and balanced, with well-integrated tannins and a floral finish. Drink now through 2016. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 4,000 cases made. Thomas Matthews

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