Name of Wine: Outer Sounds Sauvignon Blanc, 2016

Description: This refreshing white wine has a light tropical taste with a smooth finish. Best enjoyed chilled with a meal or you can drink alone. 

Smell: Guava, passionfruit 

Taste: Guava, gooseberry, passionfruit blend 

Pair With: Shrimp Linguine 

Where Did I Get It: Winc 

ABV: 12.7% 

Cost: $14.99 

Name of Wine: Lake Erie Paper Moon Riesling

Description: This is a white semi sweet wine that is best enjoyed chilled.

Smell: passion fruit and citrus

Taste: Crisp citrus with a hint of sweetness

Pair With: I paired this with turkey summer sausage and jack pepper cheese

Where Did I Get It: Paper Moon Vineyard located in Vermilion, Ohio

ABV: 11.5%

Cost: $14.99

Name of Wine: Brethren of the Road Gewurztraminer

Description: This aromatic white wine is originally from Italy (not Germany). Light on the palate, this is a dry wine with hints of sweet peach notes

Smell: Citrus, honeysuckle

Taste: Grapefruit, lemon, honeysuckle

Pair With: Cheese, fish, Thai dish

Where Did I Get It: Winc

ABV: 12.5%

Cost: 13.99

Name of Wine:  Brethren of the Road Gewurztraminer

Description: This aromatic white wine is originally from Italy (not Germany). Light on the palate, this is a dry wine with hints of sweet peach notes

Smell: Citrus, honeysuckle

Taste: Grapefruit, lemon, honeysuckle

Pair With: Cheese, fish, Thai dish

Where Did I Get It: Winc

ABV: 12.5%

Cost: 13.99

Name of Wine: Manteys Old Fashioned Blue Face American Concord Wine

Description: You could drink this alone, make wine punch/slush or have a glass with a piece of light angel food cake.

Smell: Sweet Concord Grape

Taste: sweet, light and refreshing

Pair With: I paired this with fruit and cheese. You could drink this alone

Where Did I Get It: Firelands Vineyard

ABV: 12%

Cost: $11.99

Name of Wine: Cardeal 2014

Description: Delicious red wine that is semi heavy on initial smell but light on the taste buds.

Smell: Berries and oak

Taste: Blackberries and oak

Pair With: I enjoyed a glass of this with fish, rice and asparagus

Where Did I Get It: Wine Awesomeness

ABV: 13%

Cost: 13.99

Name of Wine: Paxton Pino Gris 2014

Description: This wine is bright on flavor while being light and bubbly on the taste buds. Reminds me of a bubbly Pinot Grigio, this wine is so good that you could drink it alone or with a meal. This is one of my favorite wines from Wine Awesomeness.

Smell: Pear, Apple and a hint of tangerine.

Taste: Pear, stone fruit at the front, slight tang at the back

Pair With: I had a glass of this with some pasta alfredo with vegetables.

Where Did I Get It: Wine Awesomeness

ABV: 13.0%

Cost: $13.99

Name of Wine: Giorgio Mellette Cavallare Bolgheri Rosato 2015

Description: This wine is a rose colored wine but it’s a 90% Syrah and 10% Merlot.

Smell: Briney

Taste: This wine is rather bitter. I had to remember it was a light colored blend of two red wines

Pair With: A meal containing chicken, pork, rice and a vegetable. Drink this chilled.

Where Did I Get It: Firelands Winery

ABV: 12.5%

Cost: $10.99

 

Name of Wine: Mantey Vineyards Lake Erie Haute Sauterne

Description: Sweet white wine that reminded me of a Moscato

Smell: White grape

Taste: This wine is pretty sweet with a citrus like taste at the back

Pair With: I am not a fan of Moscato but I would recommend pairing this with fruit or a light dessert. In my opinion, it’s too sweet to drink alone.

Where Did I Get It: Firelands Winery

ABV: 12%

Cost: $11.99

Name of Wine: Mantey Vineyards 50/50

Description: This wine is a sweet red blend of Mantey Vineyards American Concord & American Niagra wine.

Smell: Concord grape

Taste: Semi Sweet grape with a slight tang at the back. It goes down smooth and best quite chilled

Pair With: I enjoyed a glass with seasoned shrimp and grilled vegetables

Where Did I Get It: I purchased this at Firelands Vineyard, Sandusky OH

ABV: 12%

Cost: $12.99