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FOUR STELLAR AMERICAN ORANGES TO TRY Amber Folly 2016 Yorkville Cellars Mendocino, Calif. Made of Sémillon grapes, Amber Folly is a “wonderful introduction to orange wines with salted caramel aromatics and tannins that are present, but not aggressive,” says Chicago sommelier Anthony Rossi. Pair it with butternut squash soup. $28/750mL; yorkvillecellars.com Chilion 2015 Ruth Lewandowski Wines Salt Lake City This honey-hued wine is made in Utah with obscure Italian Cortese grapes grown in Mendocino, Calif. It’s sturdy in body with quince, granite, and baking spice on the palate. Pairs well with a gamut of foods, from sushi to rack of lamb. $25/750mL; ruthlewandowskiwines.com Ramato 2013 Channing Daughters Bridgehampton, N.Y. Brilliantly copper in color, this Ramato (“auburn” in Italian) is well-balanced and pleasant on the nose and palate with flavors such as peach, dried apple, and honey. Pairs well with charcuterie and pork dishes. $25/750mL; channingdaughters.com Wayward Son 2016 Kivelstadt Cellars Sonoma, Calif. This cult favorite blends Marsanne, Roussanne, and Viognier. Released in April, it’s predicted to sell out within six months. Pair it with cheese or creamy pasta. $32/750mL; kivelstadtcellars.com

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