Wine for Summer Time

Whether you’re cooking ribs on the BBQ or sharing cheese and charcuterie at a picnic with family and friends, here are a few wines that will make your summer even more enjoyable. Find these wines in store, or online by clicking the ‘Purchase Here’ button.

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Beach Picnic with Family and Friends

2015 Captûre Tradition Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc – $25
The Captûre Tradition Sauvignon Blanc is bright, crisp and refreshing with fresh grapefruit, young mango, white stonefruit and a mineral texture. It’s ideal for a warm day at the beach as it is vibrant with a brilliant acidity and an appealing texture. For the summer days in the sun enjoyed with light fare, it complements everything in the picnic basket and has a wide appeal for everyone at the gathering.

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Girlfriends Brunch

2016 Galerie Equitem Knights Valley Sauvignon Blanc – $30
A sophisticated, elegant Sauvignon Blanc, the bright citrus and rounded texture of the Galerie Equitem complements a refined brunch spread with the ladies. With a bright acidity and feminine style, it’s an alternative to sparkling wine and pairs with egg dishes, summer vegetables, and cheeses.

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Family Reunion

2014 Gundlach Bundschu Mountain Cuvée – $20
Unlike the sometimes awkward conversations at the once-in-a-blue-moon family reunion, 2014 Mountain Cuvée is a smooth blend of Bordeaux varietals that even your great aunt, twice-removed will enjoy. Pleasantly inviting with heady fruit aromas of blueberries, raspberries, and pomegranates lifted by vanilla and spice, this red blend has something for everyone at an affordable price.

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Oysters on the Beach

J Vineyards Sparkling Cuvée 20 – $38
J Cuvée 20 Brut gracefully opens up with the crisp, clean allure of toasted almonds and Meyer lemon aromas. Upon entry, you notice a delicate tickle of fresh mousse on the nose and palate. Bright acidity adds to the liveliness, while flavors of lemon and lime zest lead to an Asian pear finish.

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By the Campfire

MacMurray Russian River Pinot Noir – $38
MacMurray is THE perfect campfire wine. It pairs perfectly with s’mores and has a natural tie to fire. In fact the MacMurray ranch house has a fireplace in every room and we love the connection forged between people when a glowing fire is around.

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With Lobster Rolls

2015 Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Chardonnay – $40
On the nose, lovely notes of summer melon, peach and spicy pear mingle with hints of green fennel and minerality. The palate echoes the aromas, with abundant flavors of peach and cantaloupe, as well as rich crème brûlée and marzipan notes. A streak of lively acidity adds poise and purity throughout, while carrying the wine to a vibrant finish.

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Rainy Summer Day

2014 Ravenswood Big River Vineyard Zinfandel Alexander Valley – $39
This 2014 Big River Vineyard Zinfandel from Alexander Valley is the wine dreary days call for. With its spicy, savory profile, it’ll brighten up even the unexpected, darker days of Summer.

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Backyard BBQ

2015 Virginia Dare Pinot Noir – $25
Whatever you are cooking up this barbecue season, it can be paired with our 2015 Russian River Virginia Dare Pinot Noir. This Pinot Noir is a well-rounded, oaky structured red with flavors of plum, blueberries, and cherry. This wine was given 92 points in the 2017 Winemaker’s Challenge, making it the best pick for this 2017 barbecue season. So as the sun shines longer and the evenings grow warmer, enjoy a bottle of Virginia Dare Pinot Noir at your summer barbecue.

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