Sunday, July 7, 2013

Wines of Summer

When the weather gets hot, I tend to think Rosé, Riesling or Sauvignon Blanc and this year is no different. Here are some wines I think might make good summer sippers for your patio over the next few months..

Michèle Bosc has warned me that there isn’t very much of this lovely pink wine left, so I have a few bottles in my cellar to make it through the summer. If you have the chance, I highly recommend that you pick up one or more to add an elegant touch to your patio party. It's got a nice hint of sweetness while still being dry and it's much fruitier on the palate than I expected with strawberry, raspberry and a touch of peppery spice. I love the nose, which has citrus, red berries, candy apple and spicy cherry.

Peach, peach and more peach hit me when I reviewed this for WineAlign and I fell hard for this lovely, light Riesling. Lots of fruit on the nose and crisp and refreshing on the palate, this is going to be one of my go-to wines for evenings out on our patio.

I’m a pretty big fan of all things Creekside and this Sauvignon Blanc is no exception. It has a great aromatic nose with lots of tropical and citrus fruits and I think it’s a perfect white for light, summer dishes and chicken off the grill. This is probably too light for red meat BBQ, but you could always grab a bottle of their new Rosé if burgers are on your menu.

* All photos from this post are from the websites of the wineries profiled.

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