For all you fans of seasonal shark-based programming, we’ve got a shiver (the actual, real-deal name for a group of sharks) of splashy, spring-loaded white wines you can sink your teeth into!*
*Okay, shark puns aside, we all need solid, refreshing go-to wines for the dead of summer — racy and crisp for when you’re out catching rays, luxurious and invigorating for when you need to hide out in the AC and catch those ocean apex predators doin’ their thing. Cheers, and happy seven-days-of-trademarked-shark-content!
90+ Cellars Vinho Verde – NEW!
Translated as “green wine” from its Portuguese origins, this bottle is tailor-made for summer days sipping on the lawn. Its low ABV and light, spritzy body are great for hot weather, and even better for extending your daytime fun. Vinho Verdes are almost always a great value, but this bottle from 90+ Cellars really over-delivers on flavor and zesty character with Key lime, green apple, white blossoms, and a touch of salted green melon on the fizzy finish.
Libretto Pinot Gris
Halfway between a garden party and a tea party, Libretto’s Pinot Gris brings a surprising level of fresh florals to an ample stone-fruit roundness — what we might call a ‘goldilocks Pinot Gris.’ While Oregon tends to produce the domestic darlings of the variety, this bottling makes a good case for the just-north region of Columbia Valley, Washington. Heady acacia and peony buds lead the aromatic nose, with white peach, lychee, lemon curd, and crisp star fruit on the palate.
High Valley Sauvignon Blanc
One of our very favorite California Sauv Blancs from the unique Lake County AVA in the northern Mayacamas Mountains. High Valley’s vineyards are sustainably farmed and their wines are crafted around the fresh and expressive qualities particular to the high-altitude style of Lake County. Their Sauvignon Blanc is fresh and lush with kiwi, green pear, orange blossom, mango, and a gentle squeeze of pink grapefruit. Equally suited to a range of TV-binging snacks or a full-on dinner.
-Aimee Hutchinson | Wine Manager Top Ten Liquors