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White – France

Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Côtes du Roussillon Villages Blanc, 2017; $15

Aromas of minerals, peach and lemon drop; crisp and bright with hints of pear peel and lemon zest.

White – Germany

Weinkeller Erbach Riesling, 2016 (Rheingau); $13.99/L

Aromas of minerals and wet slate; sweet with honeyed peach lushness and crisp acidity.

Winzer von Erbach Erbacher Honigberg Riesling Spätlese, 2016 (Rheingau); $18.99

Steely aroma with notes of petrol and Granny Smith apple; rich and luscious with sweet apricot and honey notes.

J. & P. Matheus Piesporter Michelsberg Riesling, 2016 (Mosel); $16.99/L

Pear, honey and mineral aroma; lushly sweet with flavors of rich fresh fig and baked apple.

Gessinger Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Alte Reben Caldo Infernale, 2016 (Mosel); $36.95

Plush aroma of minerals, lime, honey and petrol; sweet and indulgent with honeyed richness and caramel/toffee flavor.

Karl Josef Piesporter Michelsberg Qualitatswein, 2017 (Mosel); $8.99

Straw color. Intense nose of green apples and minerals; lemon drops, ripe pear on the palate. Well-balanced with clean acidity and sweetness.

Karl Josef Piesporter Michelsberg Riesling Kabinett, 2017 (Mosel); $9.99

Aromas of minerals. Delicate flavors of floral notes, mango and apple peel on the finish. Round lush mouthfeel with lingering flavors.

Clear Night Riesling, 2016 (Pfalz); $12.99

Expressive nose of slate and minerals, with hints of petrol. Lime zest on the palate. An off-dry wine with refreshing acidity. Lingering aftertaste and nice complexity.

Alfred Graf Erdener Treppchen Vineyard Riesling Spatlese, 2016 (Mosel); $14.99

Straw yellow. Aromas of fresh hay, white grapefruit and a hint of honeysuckle. Baked apples and caramelized sugar round out the finish. A nice balance of tartness cuts through the sweetness.

White – South Africa

Floriography Blooming White, 2016 (Western Cape); $8.99

Prominent lychee and mineral aroma; fruity and spicy with balancing acidity and notes of tangerine and peach.

Cederberg Bukettraube, 2018 (Cederberg); $13.99

Rich, honeyed, flowery aroma with a whiff of white cherry; full-flavored and and a bit sweet, with ripe apricot and peach flavor.

Rosé – France

Floriography Rosé, 2016 (Côtes de Provence); $9.99

Strawberry shortcake aroma with a touch of cinnamon; vivid berry flavor and zingy acidity.

Red – California

Three Thieves Red Blend, 2015 (California); $8.99

Spicy, peppery aroma with hints of smoke and mocha; lush chocolate notes over dark berries and vanilla. Great value.

Ravenswood Dickerson Zinfandel, 2015 (Napa Valley); $39

Cinnamon, cranberry and spiced-apple aromas; peppery and silky with lush, concentrated black fruit.

Ravenswood Belloni Zinfandel, 2015 (Russian River Valley); $39

Ripe plum aroma with hints of black licorice and cherry cigar; rich and brawny with notes of vanilla, baking spice, dark chocolate and Black Mission fig.

Ravenswood Teldeschi Zinfandel, 2015 (Dry Creek Valley); $39

Aromas of plums, cloves, cinnamon and tobacco; lush and full with rich, ripe black fruit and good balancing acidity.

Red – Chile

Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, 2017 (Chile); $12

Brambly, earthy aroma with a touch of eucalyptus and violet; lush, juicy fruit with moderate tannins and smoky cherry finish.

Red – France

Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Côtes du Roussillon Villages Rouge, 2017; $15

Aromas of plums and wild berries; medium bodied with smooth tannins, crisp acidity and tart black fruit.

Red – South Africa

Cederberg Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 (South Africa); $19.99

Coffee bean, cocoa and brambly berry aroma; juicy and fruity with earthy undertones and substantial tannins.

Cederberg Shiraz, 2013 (South Africa); $19.99

Earthy, smoky, black-currant aroma; nicely balanced and juicy, almost jammy, with bold fruit.

Red – Germany

Carl Ehrhard Rudesheim Berg Roseneck Spatburgunder Trocken, 2016 (Rheingau); $21.99

Deep ruby color. Aromas of black cherries and smokiness. Earthy wine mixed with blackberries and hints of menthol. Black pepper and some bitter nuances on the finish. Very dry with firm tannins and lots of structure. 100 percent Pinot Noir.

Red – Ohio

Kosicek Vineyards, Pinot Noir, 2017 (Grand River Valley); $28

Brilliant ruby hue. Juicy, lively red fruits on the nose with flavors of red currants and tobacco leaf followed with baking spice and vanilla.  Light/medium body with moderate tannins. This wine displays precision, elegance, and balance.

Kosicek Vineyards, Chancellor, NV (Lake Erie); $16.99

Deep hues of garnet with purple rim. Juicy fruit driven wine with plum jam and mission fig flavors on the palate. A dry wine with plush mouthfeel and a soft, approachable finish.

Kosicek Vineyards, Estate Merlot, 2016 (Grand River Valley); $21.55

Deep ruby/garnet color.  Violets, wild berries and some eucalyptus on the nose. Baking spice, pomegranate, dark berries and cocoa nibs on the palate. Medium/light in body with firm tannins.

Kosicek Vineyards, Estate Merlot, 2017 (Grand River Valley); $21.55

Opaque garnet colored wine with an intense nose of warm black fruits mixed with some earthy/barnyard aspects. Spicy black fruits/black tea on the palate. A dry full body wine that improves with air.

Kosicek Vineyards, URBAN Cabernet Franc Reserve, NV (Grand River Valley); $28

Ruby red. Jammy red fruits with some sweet earth on nose. Expressive flavors of berries, mulling spices and a whiff of cinnamon toast on the finish. Silky mouthfeel and integrated tannins.

Kosicek Vineyards, Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 (Grand River Valley); $22.49

Intense, vibrant nose. Yummy flavors of ripe plums, brambleberry, dark chocolate and violets take center stage with cranberries and warm spice on the finish. Medium tannins. Oak is well integrated and nicely balanced.

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