It’s time to kick back, fill the ice chest up with ice and chill down something cool crisp and refreshing. Of course you have to back it up with a little red for the BBQ later on. But you don’t need anything too strong. We’re going to be at this for a while. It is a long lazy summer day. Don’t forget to fit the nap in.
Cidrerie Txopinonda, Cider Sagarnoa $11
Avrolles, Judor, Douce Moen, Douce Coet, Peau de Chien
French Basque Cider. Sagarno (literally apple wine) made in Txopinondo is a fermented beverage made from apples, matured on lees in barrels for a minimum of six months, Slightly hazed golden color. Soft apples on the nose with high citrus aromas. Very dry, fruity and acidic in the mouth. 6% alcohol by volume
Compton Family Wines, SEA O2 Sparking White $15
Made from the finest Willamette Valley grapes, the Sparkling White from SEA O2. This white blend that includes Pinot Gris, and Gewurztraminer is fruity and floral with a just touch of sweetness.
Casa Santos Lima, Lab Vinho Verde $9
Loureiro, Arinto, Avesso, and Trajadura
Fresh, fruity, effervescent and there is a dog on the label.
2020 Esporao, Bico Amarelo Vinho Verde $12
exuberant, fresh and light aroma, dominated by citrus fruits and tropical aromas. In the mouth it is dominated by its acidity with good volume, it has a persistent and refreshing finish.
2016 Paradis, Forty Ounce $12
Musdadet Sèvre et Maine
Ok it is really only 34 oz.(1 liter) But you got to love the packaging Hints of citrus and rocky minerality come forth on the subtle nose, while a blast of lemony acidity pleasantly assaults the palate upon first sip. A dash of sea salt accompanies the tart fruit, giving way to a clean finish. Organic. Was $18 now $12
2018 Bruno Cormerais, Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Chambaudière $14
100% Melon de Bourgogne
A wonderfully characterful wine with hints of fennel and tarragon run throughout this wine. Thrillingly pure and crisp, with tangy citrus fruit, it is quenching and enticing in equal measure.
2019 Uggiano, Prestige Vermentino $12
The intense flavor of the wine reveals notes of fresh fruit, white flowers and oak nuances. The wine shows a refreshing, rich flavor with fruit and almond tones, perfectly balanced acidity and a long, seductive finish.
2019 Tornatore, Etna Bianco $22
From vineyards 1000 feet up Mt Etna, this wine offers pleasant hints of grapefruit, white peach and herbs on the nose. The palate has a lovely texture and freshness complemented by an extraordinary minerality.
2020 Domaine des Diables, Les Petits Diables Rosé $16
60% Syrah, 20% Cinsault, 20% Grenache
Côtes de Provence Rosé that is a great value. Grapefruit pink colored wine with a very subtle nose and a delicate yet sprightly mouth feel.
2020 Scala,Cirò Rosato $15
100% Gaglioppo from estate vineyards located in Cirò The nose and palate are delicious if elusive. There is a deep fruit quality that is a mix of apricots and red fruits, the varietal character of gaglioppo is evident along with a distinctive savory note in the background. The wine offers a fruitful acidity keeping it fresh and alive. Organic
2020 Elena Walch, Schiava $16
A great summer red you can put a chill on. A delicate hint of cherry on the nose. On the palate, it is harmonious and elegant due to naturally mild acidity and tannin with a pleasant bitter almond flavor on the finish. An elegant, fruity red wine with good length.
2019 Abbaza de Novacella, Alto Adige Lagrein $20
dark and savory from the first tilt of the glass. It boasts a gorgeous bouquet of black cherry and blueberry, offset by hints of brown spice, sage and peppery florals. Then suddenly, the expression changes, with a much juicier personality than expected, further complicated by a mix of tart wild berry with a twist of citrus. The textures are light and feminine, but with authoritative grip. Fine tannins and minerals create further tension with a lip-smacking finale that urges you to take another sip. Organic
2018 Domaine d’Aupilhac, Lou Masel $20
40% Grenache, 40% Cinsault, 10% Mourvèdre, 10% Carignan
Bright, red fruit, aromatic spicy garrigue, stony depths, and supple tannins are all ripe for the taking.