Summer is officially here !! It is hands down my favorite season. The sun is in full force and the heatwaves are coming in HOT. Bright sunny days, cloudless skies, your deck is all set up and your backyard is ready for hosting.
With all these hot days ahead, it's now the perfect time to explore more White, Sparkling and Rosé wines for your next weekend grill out. We have a few of our favorites here at Wine Barrica and we are excited to share them with you.
You will want to make sure to chill these wines before serving them, especially on these hot summer days as it makes for a more refreshing sip.
Cakebread Cellars, Kobrand 2019 Reserve Chardonnay Los Carneros, Napa County, California $72.50
The seductive, slightly floral aromas of delicious golden apple and honeydew melon, with complementary scents of crème brulee, yeast and mineral, preface a lush, full-bodied palate offering intense and expansive melon, peach and apple flavors accentuated by fresh, perfectly balanced acidity.
The wine’s long, elegant and focused finish showcases bright, apple flavors with hints of citrus, mineral and oak spice.
Cakebread Chardonnay Napa County
LA CREMA CHARDONNAY RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY 2020 $35.00
La Crema winery has dedicated more than 30 years to exploring the many expressions of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from California and Oregon’s finest winegrowing regions. This bottle of the 2020 La Crema Russian River Chardonnay begins with aromas of lemon blossom, honeysuckle, and yellow plum. Followed by flavors of fresh nectarine, apricot, and ripe pear.
LA CREMA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2021 $29.99
La Crema Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc is an elegant, juicy and crisp white wine with tropical fruit notes. A light bodied La Crema wine, this opulent, yet approachable Sauvignon Blanc white wine offers aromas of guava, passion fruit and orange blossom followed by flavors of pomelo and honeydew melon. Each sip has a wonderful texture and volume along with vibrant acidity.
Charles Le Bel Inspiration 1818 Brut, Champagne France $38.50
Associated with luxury, celebration, and romance, the region, Champagne, is home to the world’s most prized sparkling wine. In order to bear the label, ‘Champagne’, a sparkling wine must originate from this northeastern region of France—called Champagne—and adhere to strict quality standards.
Charles Le Bel “1818” Brut NV is a delicious, classic champagne and has an excellent quality/price ratio, making it a perfect opportunity to get this champagne for parties and grandiose evenings.
Charles Le Bel 1818 Brut, Champagne France
Banfi Brut Sparkling Wine Piemonte, Italy - Castello Banfi $34.99
Each bottle of Banfi Brut is a classic example of an aristocratic, dry sparkling wine. A fine selection of grapes — Chardonnay for bouquet and lightness, Pinot Noir for body and depth of character and Pinot Blanc for overall roundness — are all blended together to create this elegant sparkling wine.
Showcasing a pale-straw like color, and a bouquet of intense and fragrant, toasty flavors. The taste is fresh, with gentle acidity, with apple, toast, and mineral flavors followed by a crisp, long finish.
Fleur de Mer 2018 Rosé Côtes De Provence, Provence, France $21.00
This wine celebrates the region’s famous fields of flowers and vines that bask in the warm summer sun. A tasteful Provençal Rosé, Fleur de Mer honors the region’s 2,600-year-old historical tradition of crafting incredible Rosé wines.
With the first sip, the wine opens with lovely scents of white peach, citrus, lavender and Mediterranean herbs. As a classic Provençal style, ripe raspberry, wild strawberry and crushed watermelon notes are complemented by layers of minerality and hints of sea spray. Delicate and softly textured on the mid-palate before a refreshingly crisp, memorable finish.
J Sparkling Brut Rose - J. Vineyards, E. & J. Gallo Winery $41.00
This Bottle of J Brut Rosé bubbles with a vibrant, pink salmon hue and inviting scents of jasmine blossom, Kaffir lime leaf, tangerine and raspberry. The flavor is creamy and delicate, with a fine, energetic mousse that tickles the tongue. The deeply nuanced palate features notes of ripe strawberry, Bing cherry, blood orange and lemon meringue, with hints of slivered almond and watermelon juice.
We hope you enjoy these wines as much as we do. Happy Drinking !!