What our Wine Consultants Enjoy for Summer

La Chaussynette Vin de France 2014.  Jodi, The Rose’ Queen, chooses this French Rose’, which is truly a beauty.  Grenache and Syrah are blended but unfiltered so all the fruit nuances come shining through. Delicious with scallops or just for sipping on the patio.

Segura Viudas Brut Reserva NV. Blonde and beautiful Cindy prefers Cava over Champagne. Robust bubbles burst in this Spanish blend of Macabeo and Xarello grapes making this the perfect sparkler for summer’s special occasions. This Cava was also the choice for our Sommelier’s daughter’s wedding reception.

St. Supery Sauvignon Blanc 2014. Always on the lookout for quality, Mary enjoys this Sauvignon Blanc for its bright notes and unoaked flavor.  Aged in stainless steel, this is a delightful California-style Sauvignon Blanc. The winery is family owned and sustainably farmed by this 4th generation winemaking family.

La Posta Pizzella Malbec 2012. As usual, Sandy picks the unusual. Malbec made by Italians (in Argentina!)? Yes! This Malbec has great big fruit, nice spices and a Chianti spin. More interesting with each taste. Enjoy with barbecue or cold pizza.

Aveleda Vinho Verde 2014. Dennis, King of Santa Barbara, has decided to go to Portugal for his summer favorite. He buys this wine because of the fresh, fruit flavors. Just clean and refreshing, it tastes like sunshine. It has a low alcohol content so you can enjoy several glasses.

Bucci Verdichio Classico 2013. The Aficionado of all things refined, Bill, enjoys the balance of this Italian Verdicchio. Unoaked, crisp acidity and fruitiness make this his top pick for summer.

Chateau Senailhac Bordeaux Superieur 2006. Tradition is what makes Mitch choose this Bordeaux. The Merlot based blend gives this wine an interesting softness. Flavor that keeps on going and a beautiful representation of Bordeaux viticulture.

Leitz Dragonstone Riesling Rheingau 2013. All about the family, Frank chooses this crowd pleasing wine for summer events. Light and refreshing with just a touch of sweetness and good acidity. Excellent example of German winemaking. Perfect with any food but it really enhances spicy foods. Eat and drink up!