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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


ABV: 13.8%

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

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


ABV: 12.5%

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

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 


ABV: 14.1%

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

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


ABV: 13.4%

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

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.