Name of Wine: Chateau Ste Michelle Riesling 2015

Description: This is a refreshing semi dry Riesling that can be drank alone or with a variety of meals

Smell: Crisp apple with mineral notes

Taste: light, crisp peach and apple with a smooth finish

Pair With: I paired this wine with shrimp and Broccoli Alfredo

ABV: 12.0%

Cost: $ 10.99

Opinion: I am a Riesling addict. There is something about the taste and smell that gets me every time. I enjoyed this wine with dinner but you can most certainly drink this alone. Always chill (not freeze) your Riesling before consuming.

Name of Wine: Banyan Monterey County Gewurtzraminer 2016

Description: This white wine has citrus and floral notes that some may find overwhelming, to alleviate that, serve chilled with crisp, fresh vegetables.

Smell: fresh lemon, passionfruit, green apples and floral notes

Taste: Light bodied taste with nectarine, peach, lemon and a hint of sage

Pair With: Fresh steamed vegetables and seafood

Where Did I Get It: Wine Awesomeness

ABV: 11.5%

Cost: $13.99

Opinion: I love German based wine, be it Riesling or Gewurtzraminer. I am fan of it all. I would have this wine again without hesitation. I am a bit of Riesling junky so to speak. 🙂

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