As the flowers bloom and the temperatures rise, the best spring wines are a reason to open a bottle and sip your cares away. While many people have a preferred wine that they enjoy all year long, sometimes discovering a different bottle can be the sip that deserves extra attention. Grab that wine glass and savor the moment.
While rose all day might be a mindset in warmer weather, the best spring wines aren’t just brightly hues roses. Although the blush-colored wine can be refreshing, there are many other options that deserve their moment in the sun.
These best spring wines are in FoodSided’s wine glass this year.
Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc
Cakebread Cellars has many accolades associated with its winery. One that is is proud to state is that it has achieved the Napa Green certification, only the second California winery to receive that distinction.
While many people are drawn to the Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay, the Sauvignon Blanc is a perfect choice for spring. With a touch of tropical, the sweet citrus flavor awaken the palate. Pink grapefruit forward, the delightful wine is the perfect zesty sip for spring.
The California based winery is known for its “estate fruit and selectively sourced grapes.” While the vineyard has a variety of complex wines in its portfolio, the Primitivo deserves another sip.
The Primitivo offers layer after layer of flavors. While the wine is full bodied, it is alluring in its complexity. From the notes of dried plums to dark chocolate, each sip is an invitation to explore deeper. In a way, it is the spring awakening that excites about the possibilities ahead.
1924 Scotch Barrel Aged Chardonnay
Since spring often marks holiday celebrations, the 1924 Scotch Barrel Aged Chardonnay can pair beautifully with some classic food served at those occasions. Considered a full-bodied Chardonnay, the scotch barrels add that touch of smokiness to the flavor. While you might like to slowly sip this wine in a quiet library, the sophisticated wine deserves its moment in the sun.
Since this wine has toffee and even some apple pie notes, the wine would make a lovely pairing with some pork. Also, it could be paired with a smoked salmon at brunch. If the Big Green Egg is a constant in your house, this wine should be readily available.
While you do not have to wait till 5:15 p.m. to open this wine, the Noble Vines 515 Rose invites you to sit back and linger over a glass. Although this wine has a medium body, the flavor evolves. From the peach to the strawberry, it feels like a burst of springtime.
Since this wine is slightly structured, it goes well with some simple dishes. From light appetizers to a simple pasta salad, it is best enjoyed with nibbles.
These best spring wines are just a few of the many bottles that could be enjoyed as the weather warms. Introduce FoodSided to your favorite wines and entice us to open a bottle.