Once the sun reappears, you’ll want to open any of these 5 wines

By Dave McIntyre Columnist, Food

(Deb Lindsey /For The Washington Post)

In hopes of warm, sunny weather and meals on the patio, here are two rosés and a crisp white to drink with appetizers, and two reds for when the meat comes off the grill.

— D.M.

Force of Nature Red Wine 2013

★ ★   1 / 2

Paso Robles, Calif., $21

This is an elegant red blend from a winemaker confident enough not to name the grapes on the label. At least one website says it’s mostly merlot, but who cares? It’s darn good.Distributors are now transitioning to the 2014. Alcohol by volume: 13.9 percent.

Distributed in the District and Virginia by Roanoke Cellars, in Maryland by G&B: Available in the District at D’Vines, Harry’s Reserve Fine Wine & Spirits, Streets Market and Café; on the list at Momofuku and Milk Bar. Available in Maryland at Cindy’s Spirits in Elkridge, Cranbrook Liquors in Cockeysville, Fairgrounds Discount Beverages in Timonium, Finewine.com in Gaithersburg, New York Mart in Rockville, Total Wine & More (Laurel, Timonium), Urban Cellars and Wine Source in Baltimore, Wine Harvest (Gaithersburg, Potomac); on the list at Grapeseed in Bethesda. Available in Virginia at Streets Market and Café in Alexandria, Vienna Vintner and the Wine Outlet in Vienna.

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