A refreshing glass of white wine is an excellent way to cool off during the summer. Last year we shared some of our favorite fun white wines to beat the heat discovered while exploring California wine regions. Here are a few more of our favorites ~ all under $20, and available at stores like BevMo and Specs. Grab a bottle, and relax in the summer sun!
Sokol Blosser Evolution 15th Edition ($14)
One of my favorite wines this summer. Intense tropical fruit notes up front, with a nice crisp, clean finish. Blended from 9 grapes, this smooth, layered white is an excellent food wine, and is great all on its own.
Conundrum by Caymus ($19)
Silky smooth with a lit bit of sweetness that is mighty tasty. This California blend pairs so well with so many foods, it’s a conundrum deciding whether to enjoy with a sampling of cheeses, chicken and veggies right off the grill, or all of the above!
Miner Viognier ($20)
Aromatic, creamy with a crisp finish of tropical and stone fruits. This is an excellent pre-dinner wine to enjoy with appetizers out on the patio, and would pair well with a creamy pasta dish, with chicken or seafood. This wine is sold out through the winery, so if you find a bottle in your local store, snag it!
Rusack Chardonnay ($20)
Crisp, refreshing wine with flavors of honeydew melon and pear. Well-balanced with light acidity, and dry finish. The summer months can be busy, and this is an excellent wine to pair with Chinese take-out!
Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio ($20)
Dry white wine with hints of apple. Pack up a picnic ~ this versatile white pairs well with soft cheeses (especially goat), pasta, salads, seafood, even fried chicken!
What wine are you enjoying this summer?