When temps turn steamy and sweat is more of an accessory than a cooling effect, I turn to those crisp, cool and thirst quenching white wines. Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc, Horse Heaven Hills Chardonnay, Flipflop Riesling to be exact.
Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc 2010 by Wild Rock Wines Marlborough, New ZealandAromas of lime and a hint of alcohol in the back. Flavors are sweet and rich with pineapple, mango, nectarine and peach. Nice acidity and a clean, refreshing finish. Wine would pair great with a tangy BBQ sauce on chicken or ribs. Very nice and clean drinking.
Horse Heaven Hills (H3) Chardonnay 2008 by Columbia CrestNose is full of buttered popcorn and creamy pair aromas. Flavors of white fruits, hit the front of the palate, nice balance between the acidity and creamy vanilla finish. I’m not a fan of the overly buttery and oaky Chardonnays but this one is truly a delight on a hot day. For more info on H3, click here.
flipflop Riesling 2009 Washington StateNose is full of apples, honey and tropical fruits. First sip and the sweetness hits but by the third sip is balanced out by acidity and a slightly tart finish. Really nice for sipping in the summer sun or an evening outdoors. We paired the wine with a smoked pot roast which was a delightful pairing. For more info on flipflop, click here.
Stayed tuned more great summer wines coming soon.
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