From the Loire valley comes this white. Vibrant, exuding dense floral, lemon and apple notes on a racy frame. Balanced and sleek, it picks up mineral accents on the finish. Try with shellfish. Drink now.
This blend from Washington state is a bit raw, but packed with bright currant, plum and fresh
herb aromas and flavors. Tannins give way to the generous fruit in the end. Best after 2002.
60,379 cases made.
Here's another very good rosé for your summer drinking. Hailing from Provence, this is clean,
crisp and refreshing, with a nice coppery color and appealing berry and dried cherry flavors.
Rich, spicy notes on the fin —Kim Marcus
For summer sipping, try this blend of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc from Washington.
Light, bright and refreshing, with a floral-grassy edge to the juicy green apple and grapefruit
flavors. Drink now. 11,000 cases ma —Harvey Steiman
If the heat of August gets you down, try this rosé. It is quite full-bodied yet still crisp, with lovely berry flavors that linger on the finish. Good as an aperitif or with lighter dishes. Drink now. 5,000 cases made. —Thomas Matthews