White Wines That Are Perfect For Summer

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Looking for a refreshing way to beat the heat this summer? Look no further than white wines! These light and fruity wines are perfect for hot weather, and there are plenty of great options to choose from. Let’s explore some of the best summer white wines on the market. Whether you’re looking for something dry or sweet, this list has it all! So sit back, relax, and enjoy a cold glass of white wine on a hot summer day. 

There are plenty of great summer white wines to choose from, so finding the perfect one for your taste is easy. Let’s explore some different options based on your taste!

For a dry wine, try a Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay

  • Lieu Dit Sauvignon Blanc: Approximately $15. A combination of both tank and barrel fermentations that are aged in neutral barrels. We source our fruit from three vineyards in Happy Canyon called Grassini, McGinley, and Star Lane. Varying soils of sand, shale and gravel at Star Lane and heavier clays with larger yellow and red chert, and serpentine rocks at both McGinley and Grassini.
  • B.R. Cohn Silver Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc: From approximately $19. Founded by Bruce Cohn, who previously was a rock and roll manager, B.R. Cohn has been hand-crafting premium Sonoma Valley wines since 1984. This Silver Label Sauvignon Blanc offers citrus zest, tropical fruit and hints of lemongrass on the nose. On the palate, bright acidity accents the lime and lemon character and a mid-palate richness is present, highlighting mango and papaya with a lingering acidity.
  • Failla Sonoma Coast Chardonnay: From approximately $38. The vineyards represented in this bottling are a stellar depiction of quality farming, mature vines and the distinct terroir of cool climates that are graced with the sunshine Chardonnay craves. Roughly 75% of the grapes used in this bottling are estate grown and farmed.
  • Treana Chardonnay: From approximately $18. The 2013 Treana Chardonnay has a pale-straw color and aromas of candied pineapple, mandarin, stone fruits, and butterscotch. On the palate, vibrant fruit flavors of lemon curd, white peach compote, grilled pineapple and citrus are softened by creamy flavors of marzipan and creme brulee. A silky texture is complemented with mouthwatering acidity and a touch of toasted oak on the finish.

For something sweeter, go for a Riesling or Moscato

  • Stefan Winter Rheinhessen Riesling: From approximately $20. Spontaneous fermentation gives an exciting tension expressing flavors reminiscent of ripe apricots, peaches, orange zest and tropical fruit on the nose. The palate shows complexity, a crisp character and excellent length with long lingering fruit.
  • Dr. Loosen Blue Slate Riesling Kabinett: From approximately $20. This estate-grown Riesling Kabinett showcases the mineral-driven style of the steep, blue slate vineyards in the middle Mosel. It comes from parcels owned by Dr. Loosen in the villages of Bernkastel, Graach and Wehlen, where the soil is pure blue slate.
    • It is bright and vibrant with the classic white peach fruit and floral, flinty minerality that is so typical of this terroir. This wine makes an elegant aperitif and is an excellent match for seafood and spicy Asian cuisine.
  • Jacob’s Creek Moscato: From approximately $8. Jacob’s Creek Moscato is light and refreshing with cool sherbet balanced by soft fruits. Tropical white peach aromas with hints of honeysuckle and lemon. Ideal for drinking with friends on a hot summer’s day with a fresh fruit salad.
  • Oliver Moscato: From approximately $10. Bright flavors of tropical fruit highlighted by a delightful sweetness. Just a hint of natural bubble adds a crisp spritzy finish to every sip of this popular white wine. We source the best quality Moscato: Muscat Canelli and Muscat Alexander from the West Coast. With inviting mango and peach aromas, and tropical lychee and papaya flavors. This award-winning wine shows off the quality of this delicious fruit — fresh, full of exotic character, and lusciously sweet. A perfect match for dinner al fresco with grilled fish or chicken topped with black bean and mango salsa. Or pair with your favorite picnic foods, fresh fruit, or mild cheeses.

So next time you’re looking to beat the heat, reach for a bottle of white wine. These refreshing wines are sure to hit the spot on a warm summer day. Cheers!

***All wine descriptions courtesy of Drizly.com

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