Summer wines bloom with floral and fruit notes

Refreshing, fruity and fresh with hints of blossoms are just some of the words to describe summer wines. Summer temperatures might be in the triple digits but these selections combine cool taste with sunny thoughts. Celebrate this time of year by toasting to the season poolside or dining al fresco.

Prophecy Sauvignon Blanc

Cool off this summer with a glass of Prophecy Sauvignon Blanc. This refreshing wine from New Zealand showcases zesty aromas of grapefruit and lime, followed by vibrant flavors of mandarin orange, green apple and white tea. Prophecy Sauvignon Blanc is perfect for picnics, pool parties and patio dining. Enjoy with salads, seafood, antipasto and spicy Asian cuisine.

J Vineyards Pinot Gris

This fresh and lively white reveals bright flavors of key lime, juicy pear and ripe tropical fruits. Mouth-watering acidity is balanced with lush fruit and subtle minerality. The finish is crisp, clean and very refreshing. It’s like summer in a bottle!

Fleur de Mer Rosé
A classic, French Rosé with intense aromas of watermelon, cherry and raspberry, the palate is dry, yet fruity, with ripe flavors of berries, citrus and hints of rose petals. This wine is delicious on its own and quite versatile with food. Pair with salads, light pasta dishes, seafood and mild cheeses.

Allegrini Valpolicella Superiore

The Valpolicella Superiore from Allegrini is a delightful, easy drinking red with aromas of black cherry, almond and fresh herbs. The palate is silky, with red fruits, delicate floral notes and balanced acidity. Enjoy this wine slightly chilled in order to bring out the bright fruit flavors. Pair with pasta, pizza, grilled meats, baked or grilled fish and roasted vegetables. Salute!

Talbott Kali Hart Pinot Noir

This aromatic Pinot Noir opens with fresh strawberry, currant and hints of vanilla. Crisp red fruit flavors continue on the palate, followed by lovely acidity and velvety tannins. The finish is nicely balanced with lush fruit, spice and French oak. An elegant Pinot Noir that is extremely versatile with food and perfect for sipping on a warm summer night.

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