3 perfect crisp white wines for summer sipping

May 23, 2016 | By | Comments (3)
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When the weather turns warm and daylight stretches longer, it’s all about sipping a crisp white. Not only is it the refreshing cure-all for heat, but it also plays perfectly with light summer fare. Looking for some new bottles to try, as well as what to serve them with? Look no further than these superb summery selects from our Firstleaf wine club.

Wente 2014 Riva Ranch Chardonnay Arroyo Seco Monterey California

This award-winning California Chard wonderfully balances rich buttery flavor with bright acidity. It’s the perfect match for a delicate fish or light chicken dish served at a backyard dinner party. A lemon tart would make the ultimate closer.

Long Meadow Ranch 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford Napa Valley California

A Napa Sauv Blanc that’s loaded with citrus and some tropical notes, rounded out with the varietal’s characteristic herbal character. Serve it with oysters and a green salad for a light summer picnic, or pasta tossed with shellfish for a heartier meal.

Wairau River 2012 Estate Pinot Gris Marlborough New Zealand

Produced by a family-owned New Zealand winery, this wine comes from some of the oldest Pinot Gris vines in the region. Wonderfully dry with bright pear and quince flavors, along with a hint of spice, it pairs well with richer fish like salmon and tuna, mild Asian dishes, or recipes with simple yet rich sauces, like mac ‘n’ cheese.

Get these delicious summer whites as your introductory offer from our Firstleaf wine club now!


  1. Links We Love | Rue

    […] what would an August heatwave be without a little white wine? Sunset Magazine shares 3 perfectly crisp options for the weekend […]

    August 19, 2016 at 3:43 pm
  2. Cakes to Bangalore

    So pretty and cheerful!!

    August 18, 2016 at 2:42 pm
  3. Terry Sullivan

    Should have listed Poet’s Leap, Long Shadows, Walla Walla, Washington

    June 14, 2016 at 10:53 pm

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