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Cheers to Summer! Try These 4 Warm-Weather Wines

Jun 03, 2019 11:14AM

Cool off by uncorking a locally made bottle of crisp wine and toasting to the season. Wondering just what to sip this summer? We have four bottles that are light, bright, and perfectly palatable.

Rancho Victoria 2016 Chardonnay

$24

ABV: 13.8%

PURCHASE: Rancho Victoria Vineyard, 16920 Greilich Road, Plymouth, 209-600-2557, ranchovictoriavineyard.com

Rancho Victoria 2016 Chardonnay


Vivid flavors of baked pear and apple, roasted pineapple, lemon curd, and a kiss of oak create a creamy, full-bodied, elegant wine that promises to please chardonnay lovers.


Silt Rosé of Valdiguie

$27

ABV: 12.5%

PURCHASE: Silt Wine Company, 50878 Babel Slough Road, Clarksburg, 916-298-9409, siltwineco.com

Silt Rosé of Valdiguie


This beautiful-hued beverage delivers notes of cherry and strawberry on the nose followed by a juicy, balanced palate. 


Lone Buffalo 2016 Just “Chill” Grenache 

$30

ABV: 14.1%

PURCHASE: Lone Buffalo Vineyards, 7505 Wise Road, Auburn, 530-823-1159, lonebuffalovineyards.com

Lone Buffalo 2016 Just “Chill” Grenache


Grenache is the pinot noir of the foothills and one of the world's most widely planted red wine grapes. “Just chill" this bottle in the fridge for a slightly cooled warm-weather red or let it sit out at room temp and enjoy its light, fruity character.  


Miraflores 2018 Estate Primitivo Rosé

$22

ABV: 13.4%

PURCHASE: Miraflores Winery, 2120 Four Springs Trail, Placerville, 530-647-8505, mirafloreswinery.com

Miraflores 2018 Estate Primitivo Rosé


Served chilled, this crisp and clean wine is bursting with refreshing minerality and bright red fruit notes of cherries, sun-ripened strawberries, and pomegranate.


Compiled by Megan Wiskus 

Miraflores Esate Primitivo Rosé photo by Ray Burgess. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.