Ready for grilling? 5 reds and rosés will do nicely.

Ready for grilling? 5 reds and rosés will do nicely.

(Deb Lindsey /For The Washington Post)

Are you ready to start grilling? Here are some delicious reds for those steaks and burgers, and a couple of fine rosés to sip while the coals get hot or with your grilled salmon.

— D.M.

GREAT VALUE
Manz Pomar do Espírito Santo 2014
2 1/2 stars

Lisboa, Portugal, $19

Manz is a relatively new winery, both in history and availability in the United States. The family makes several wines worth searching out. The Pomar do Espirito Santo is a blend of three traditional Portuguese grape varieties: Aragones, Touriga Nacional and Castelao. This is a serious wine with scents of tobacco leaf and smoke, with enough tannin structure to invite a long-term relationship. Decant this an hour or two before dinner or cellar it for five to six years. A similar blend called Penedo do Lexim 2015 is more accessible for early drinking and also delicious. ABV: 14 percent.

Distributed by G&B: Available in the District at Calvert Woodley, DCanter, MacArthur Beverages, Rodman’s, Wagshal’s Deli; on the list at Acacia Bistro, Slate Wine Bar + Bistro. Available in Maryland at Beer Wine & Co., Bradley Food & Beverage and Capital Beer & Wine in Bethesda; Downtown Crown Wine and Beer and Finewine.com in Gaithersburg; Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro in Beltsville; Rodman’s (White Flint); the Wine Harvest (Potomac). Available in Virginia at Classic Cigars & British Goodies in Arlington, Crystal City Wine Shop, Norm’s Beer & Wine and Vienna Vintner in Vienna, Wine House (Fairfax).

Manz Platónico Red Blend
2 stars

Portugal, $16

The Platónico, which is not vintage dated, contains the same three grapes as the Pomar do Espírito Santo, but they are grown in various regions of Portugal. This is a sappy, savory red, simple and straightforward, well-balanced and delicious. It will go great with casual meat dishes. ABV: 14 percent.

Distributed by G&B: Available in the District at Calvert Woodley, Jefferson Liquor, Magruder’s, Metro Supermarket, Rodman’s, Wagshal’s Deli. Available in Maryland at Beer Wine & Co., Bradley Food & Beverage and Cork & Fork in Bethesda; Downtown Crown Wine and Beer and Finewine.com in Gaithersburg; Fine Wine of Wheaton; Rodman’s (Wheaton, White Flint); Wine Harvest (Potomac); on the list at Grapeseed in Bethesda. Available in Virginia at Classic Cigars & British Goodies in Arlington, Crystal City Wine Shop, Norm’s Beer and Wine and Vienna Vintner in Vienna, Wine House (Fairfax).

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