Wines For The Rest of Summer and Early Fall!

Summer is winding down but that doesn’t mean we have to switch to winter wines just yet! Keep buying the rosés, whites, and lighter reds because the sunny season is not over. Although I am not really a “seasonal drinker” I do consume more white wines and rosés in the warmer months because they’re refreshing to drink outside, which is where I spend a lot of time.

If you’re seeking some wines that are perfect for September weather, keep reading because I have my top wines to sip this month below!

2018 Château Greysac, Le Blanc De Greysac- A stunning Bordeaux Blanc from Medoc, very true in style to the area. This wine is elegant and layered with citrus, green apple, and mineral notes. On the palate its crisp and refreshing, easily complimenting summer foods. The wine is made using sustainable farming, night harvest, fermentation in stainless-steel tanks and minimal manipulation which all mean that the wine has kept all its fruit flavors, freshness, and authenticity. $19.95

2016 Château Carbonneau Sainte- Foye Côtes De Bordeaux Margot A Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux, is also known as a Bordeaux Blanc. It’s a wine I highly recommend full of apples, minerals, and passion fruit! On the palate, it’s striking and dominating with citrus. It’s a perfect aperitif or pairing with fried calamari, oysters, and creamy cheeses. $12

2018 Nicole Miller Rosé- A beautiful and elegant rosé that’s dry and made with organic grapes from Château Aguste. Made by fashion designer, Nicole Miller, this wine is perfectly balanced and full of raspberry, strawberry, and a light freshness. On the palate, it’s crisp and refreshing, but can totally stand up to fall flavors and end of season favorites such as grilled steaks and baby back ribs! $16.99

Tongue Dancer Wines 2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir- Crafted by veteran winemaker, James B. MacPhail, and made in the classic French saigné style from 100% Pinot Noir grapes. It’s a wine with a nose full of strawberry, watermelon, and rose. On the palate, blood orange and herbs are noticeable and alluring.  It’s an old-world style rosé made in the new world, that’s dry and lovely when paired with light bites such as cheese, charcuterie, or crudíte. $25

2018 Chateau Minuty Rose et Or- An elevated option for summer sipping. This vintage was a winemakers dream, with perfect conditions. The results get you this beautiful wine, which presents aromas of bright citrus fruit and white floral notes. On the palate, pink grapefruit, and white peach flavors leap out of the glass. Minuty Rose et Or has a refined freshness, beauty, and elegance that makes it the perfect day time or brunch wine, pairing for light summer dishes. $40

2016 Seigneurs D’Aiguilhe Comtes von Neipperg One of the most beautiful vineyards in the Castillon-Côtes de Bordeaux appellation. This wine spends 14 months in oak and is made from merlot and cabernet franc grapes. This wine expresses the limestone terroir and the beauty of this appellation, while still maintaining the freshness and fruit we love from Bordeaux. $18

2015 Château Marsau, Côtes De Bordeaux A deep rich Bordeaux in color with black fruit, chalk, and elegant earth notes. On the palate, it’s elegant, with silky tannins and a long finish. These vines command the highest elevation in this area, which is a prized location. Merlot, which has become a symbol grape of the right bank, is the only variety planted on these exceptional clay soils. $19

2018 Breaking Bread Kokomo Winery Grenache A 100% dry-farmed California Grenache!  The vineyards have distinctive soils which are red in color and consistent with alluvial loam and gravel. The growing season extends into October because of the cooler evenings, which also helps the grapes. This is an attractive wine thats perfect for these cooler September evenings. The defining characteristic in this wine is the carbonic maceration. Its a bright wine with luscious strawberry, cherry pie, and cranberry flavors. It’s lighter bodied, fresh and crisp with nice acidity and pair-ability. $24.00

 

Always remember, eat what you like and drink what you love… please pair responsibly! 

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

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