Here’s to a July 4th celebration filled with family, friends, good cheer, good fireworks, good food and good wine! With two months of summer yet to come, there’s still plenty of time for enjoying refreshing summer wines. Today’s article is devoted to my favorite summer wines from WineShop At Home, the Napa winery that I represent:
Fleur Bleu 2013 White Bouquet – This dry to off-dry white blend has beautiful aromas and flavors of citrus, apricot, lemon, orange zest and almonds. Easy to drink, this wine will pair well with Asian cuisine, smoked meat, spicy food, Crème Brule or simply as an aperitif. Softer cheeses will provide a successful combination with this wine such as Brie, Camembert, Havarti or Gouda. Your Price: $19.00
Halcyon 2013 Arneis – This Italian-origin white wine offers intense aromas of ripe pear, apple, citrus and custard cream. The wine carries a fair amount of acidity, which makes it very crisp. Serve it with pizza, pasta, rice dishes, seafood or quesadillas. Cheeses such as Gorgonzola, Pecorino, Provolone or Asagio will pair well with this wine. Your Price: $23.00
Petit Cadeau Semi-Seco – Our Petit Cadeau California Semi-Seco sparkling wine makes any occasion festive. Two of my favorite pairings: sushi and potato chips! You’re likely to find aromas of green apple, pear and flowers with hints of orange and anise. The flavors are fruity, with a light sweetness. Your Price: $21.50
Milano Cellars 2014 Dolcetto – This Italian-origin red wine, which originates in Italy, is a berry party in your mouth. Think cherries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. Think Adult Hawaiian Punch! It’s a red wine that you serve slightly chilled, and it’s delicious with pizza, chocolate, cheese and berries. Your Price: $24.00
McKenna 2011 Trilogy – This big-bad red is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Malbec and 10% Cabernet Franc. Be on the lookout for flavors and aromas of blueberry, raspberry, pepper, vanilla and toasted oak. This wine pairs nicely with roasted turkey, grilled chicken or barbecued Ribeye steak. Soft to semi-soft cheeses like Brie, goat cheese, Camembert or Munster will also pair well with this wine.
If you’d like to place an order, clicking on one of the wine links above will get you started!
Cheers to a WINEderful holiday!