Cool Off with 12 Summer Wines

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Casual meals, outdoor dining: Summertime is all about enjoying every last moment outside. We have the perfect wines to accompany casual meals of pasta and grilled dishes.

1: Josh Cellars Rosé

Josh Cellars Rosé: This new entry from Josh Cellars offers delightfully distinctive strawberry and stone-fruit tasting notes.

Drink with: Grilled vegetables or an appetizer course—olives, salty cheese, prosciutto.

2: Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc: An award-winning entry in the white wine category, Oyster Bay is distinctive for its zesty citrus and tropical notes.

Drink with: Summer’s perfect salads and seafood, especially just off the grill.

3: Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling

Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling: As delicious for every day as it is for special occasions, this dry wine delights with hints of apples and mineral notes.

Drink with: A plate of mild cheese or your favorite stir-fry.

4: Prophecy Pinot Grigio

Prophecy Pinot Grigio: Easy to sip and light on the palate, this crisp white is fruity and mineral-like.

Drink with: Warm weather’s light, refreshing fish dishes.

5: Erath Pinot Noir

5: Erath Pinot Noir: A richly satisfying red wine for summer, this pinot noir brings in the unexpected aroma of violets with a complex mix of fruit flavors, including dark cherry.

Drink with: A summery grilled chicken just off the coals.

6: LaMarca Prosecco

LaMarca Prosecco: A bubbly addition to the summertime table, this prosecco offers lightly tart lemon and green apple flavor notes.

Drink with: Summertime pastas featuring a light cream sauce, or a pre-dinner tray of prosciutto and cheese.

7: Eppa Sangria

Eppa Sangria: Savor this bottled sangria for the mix of wine and energizing fruit juices—traditional orange alongside acai. Dress up glasses by pouring over ice or garnishing with slices of lemon.

Drink with: Grilled or spice-forward summertime dishes, including curries and mole sauces.

8: The Crusher Chardonnay

The Crusher Chardonnay: There’s a tart, lemony-pineapple edge to the nectarine-forward flavor notes of this white.

Drink with: Seafood or lighter fruit-focused summertime desserts.

9: A to Z Pinot Noir

A to Z Pinot Noir: Blackberries and cherries dominate the tasting profile of this tannin-rich red.

Drink with: A dinner of herby chicken, fresh vegetables, and pasta.

10: Federalist Red Blend

Federalist Red Blend: Merlot, zinfandel, and cabernet sauvignon combine in this spicy yet fruit-forward bottle.

Drink with: A lightly seasoned grilled pork chop, or tomato-based pasta sauce dish.

11: Stella Rosa Moscato

Stella Rosa Moscato: With a few bubbles and just the right amount of sweetness, this light, white sparkler straddles that enviable flavor middle ground.

Drink with: Lighter summer desserts.

12: Roscato Rosso Dolce

Roscato Rosso Dolce: A rich red, this wine is semisparkling—an unexpected element that adds texture to the red berry flavor notes.

Drink with: A light summer Italian dish.

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