When it’s too hot out to think, this summer wine guide is here to save you the trouble. Cool down and relax with these refreshing summer sippers.
Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc 2016: $14
Bursting with acidity and grassy citrus notes, this organic wine is a blend of three California appellations. Together they create a lively wine perfect for patio drinking or with a summer seafood meal.
Contrade Malvasia Chardonnay Puglia IGT: $10
Just look at that price! Now chill the wine and sip away. This easy-drinking bottle is crisp, uncomplicated and just what your tastebuds need on the stickiest days.
Frank Family Vineyards 2015 Carneros Chardonnay: $35
Grown near the Pacific Ocean in the Napa-Carneros region, this barrel fermented wine brings rich notes to the palate. Expect to find aromas of ripe pear and warm caramel. However, things cool off on the tongue with bright flavors of lemon curd. If you’re looking for a fuller-bodied white wine that is still juicy and refreshing with a touch of acidity, this is it.
Trinity Hill Sauvignon Blanc: $15
Grown in Hawkes Bay, home of New Zealand’s oldest wineries, dating back to 1851, this Sauvignon Blanc is from some of the finest coastal vineyards. Refreshing acidity paired with herbal citrus notes and a touch of fruity sweetness make this wine the perfect guest at your hottest summer BBQ. Enjoy with a simple goat cheese appetizer or salad.
Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2015: $18
This white wine is energetic and refreshing behind its golden color. It has a complex, full-bodied nose that leads into a zesty, mineral-filled sip complete with flavors of cantaloupe and fig. Because it’s too hot to cook, we recommend ordering your favorite Asian takeout and pairing this wine with the spices dishes.
Bonterra Rosé 2016: $16
Made with organic grapes from Mendocino and winner of competitions and medals, this rosé is a true class act. Let the floral aromas with berries and key lime refresh your senses as tastes of watermelon dance on your tongue. This dry chilled wine is perfect on its own, but is great with a variety of light summer foods.