It’s looking like spring! Artichokes growing in our organic garden.
I don’t know about you, but the changes of seasons parallel changes in wine cravings. It all makes sense when you think about it: warmer weather makes us think of refreshment which triggers our tastes buds to go from rich reds to lighter wines. Fast forward to the fall when summer produce is transitioning to root vegetables, and dark, leafy greens…suddenly, we think stews and roasts and we are right back to our deeper wines. As always, if you like it, it’s good wine and if you don’t like anything but reds, then by golly, stock up on your favorite reds for spring! But if you like your wines to complement the season’s bounty, then get ready to uncork crisp whites and dry roses to go with the gobs of asparagus, strawberries and artichokes at the farmer’s market right now. We suggest…
- 2014 Pas Doux – A great, dry rose just might be the perfect wine. It’s crisp and light like a white, with the fruit character of a red wine. Don’t think pink means sweet, either. Our Pas Doux translates literally to “not sweet.” Its flavors of fresh melon, strawberry and guava will taste great with food or sipped alone.
- 2015 Vermentino – Refreshment in a glass! Our Vermentino is one of those all-around delicious wines that you just might want to keep on hand throughout the year. Incredibly food-friendly and bursting with notes of passion fruit, pink grapefruit and apricot, we’ve found that most people – even passionate red drinkers – really enjoy this wine.
- 2014 Chardonnay – C’mon, it’s time you re-tried Chardonnay, isn’t it? Our 2014 vintage is not over-oaked, over-buttery or over-dry. On the contrary, it is very fruit-forward with flavors of pear and pineapple, and just a hint of warm vanilla from its brief barrel aging. An excellent choice with your springtime pastas, fish and cheese plates.
- 2015 Arneis – This little-known wine grape is not the easiest to grow, which is why we produce it in limited numbers. But, oh, the results are sublime. Pleasant to sip on a warm day, Arneis is like biting into your favorite, juicy piece of fruit: it’s flavorful, crisp, juicy and so satisfying. This medium-bodied white wine has notes of nectarine, peach, apple and rose.
We think that having these four wines in your spring wine stock will never disappoint during this time of year. No matter what you reach for, you’re in for a real treat!
But wait, there’s more! Check out all of our delicious white wine options here.