Must-Try Summer Wines

Looking for a bright, crisp bottle of wine to enjoy on these hot and humid days? From delicious rosés to amazing sauvignon blancs, we think summer is the perfect time to explore and try new wines. Here are some of our top recommendations to add to your summer wine list. We guarantee they’ll all keep your palate stimulated while cooling you down.

White Wines

Josmeyer Alsace Dream.  The nose is open with prominent stone fruit and mineral notes. The palate is full-bodied and smooth, developing into the acidity and precision of the Riesling. Finish is a dry and generously-structured wine. Try it with white meats, meat or mixed salads.

Single Post Riesling. Complex, smoky and floral nose. Juicy, fruity elegant mouthfeel. Dry and crisp finish with the impulse to take the next sip.

Luc Cholot Chardonnay. Pale yellow color. Floral, peachy nose. Prominent citrus on the palate with hints of minerality.

Foral de Melgaco Old Vine Alvarinho. Intense, concentrated floral notes. Packed with apple and pear flavors. Finely balanced, structured on the palate.

Landhaus Mayer Gruner Veltliner. Peppery notes mingle with clear grapefruit aromas; the body is well-balanced, offering a pleasant acidity and delicate herbal spiciness; lively on the finish.

Rosés

Landhaus Mayer Rosé (Austria). Medium-bodied wine. Its elegant, spicy aromas confirm the freshness of this wine. The palate is dry, fresh and harmonious with citrus and white strawberry notes that we all love to taste in a rosé. Well-balanced acidity, long and crunchy aftertaste. Very drinkable structure. Pairs well with breaded or grilled meat, beef and chicken dishes.

Fattoria Corzano e Paterno Il Corzanello Rosato Toscana. Full, fragrant nose, ripe aromas of strawberries and pink grapefruit. Light bodied and well balanced. Lingering dry finish.

Illahe Estate Tempranillo Rosé. The 2019 Illahe Tempranillo Rosé offers fresh aromas lemon zest, spruce tip, rhubarb, and fleshy watermelon rind. A fresh, bright, and crisp harmonious pallet rounds into juicy honeydew melon and Oregon strawberry finish. Pair with sunshine.

More Whites

Big Salt. Sustainable and organic vineyards throughout Oregon are the building blocks of Big Salt. Fresh, dry, breezy – the bright aromas of the wine are met with a dry, almost salty textured palate that’s well-suited for sitting in the sun and hanging with friends.

Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough. Pale straw with green highlights. Powerful gooseberry, white currant, red capsicum, passionfruit and lime peel aromas. Medium-bodied, with strong flavors of makrut lime, passionfruit, lemongrass and a refreshingly smooth, dry and persistent finish.