Believe it or not, the summer season will soon be coming to a close and fall will be creeping up in no time. With only a few short weeks left by the pool, it’s vital that you get your hands on some summery drinks while you still can. Of course, when we say “drinks” we really mean wine because what else would you actually want? These are a few of our favorite summer time vinos you can toss back until the PSL’s inevitably take over.
1. 2010 Honig Sauvignon Blanc ($16)
Nothing says summer quite like a fruity citrus. If your pallet needs an earthy touch, snag this Sayvignon Blanc and drink it by the pool like the classy boss you are.
2. 2009 Selvapiana Chianti Rùfina ($17)
If your heart belongs with a full-bodied red (like ours), try out this Rùfina. It’s well-known for its ripe fruit and floral notes.
3. NV Tío Pepe Palomino Fino Sherry ($19)
The Tío Pepe is one of my personal favorites because of its crisp apple taste with just a slight hint of saltiness. It’s one of those wines that can make you feel fancy without spending too much cash.
4. 2009 Layer Cake Cabernet Sauvignon ($16)
If the name isn’t enough to make you want to try this Cab, its blackberry flavor and cedar note will definitely keep you coming back for more.
5. 2010 Sigalas Assyrtiko ($18)
If you’re looking for something a tad more dense without being too heavy, this Sigalas Assyrtiko might be right up your alley. It has a slightly chalky minerality mixed with a zesty lemon flavor.
6. 2010 Commanderie de la Bargemone Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence Rosé ($16)
It wouldn’t be summer time without a token Rosé. The la Bargemone is usually our pick for its fruity flavors like juicy melon, berry and orange. It also makes for a great addition to a Sangria mix.
7. NV Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco ($18)
Chances are, you’re celebrating something this summer. Maybe you’re even toasting the bitter sweet end of your vacation. Whatever the occasion, Prosecco is always a solid choice and this Rustico is by far the best bang for your buck.
8. 2010 Leitz Dragonstone Riesling ($18)
We would be remiss if we didn’t add a Riesling to your summer wine catalog. Leitz is a great pick. Not only does the bottle look pretty badass, but the lemon and cherry tones are a perfect flavor combination.
9. 2009 Qupé Marsanne ($20)
According to Food&Wine, this shows a thick texture, zesty citrus and minerals. Fruity meats full-body in this summer drink. Add it to your next party and see what your girls have to say.
Cheers to the summer (and wine)!