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Temecula Wine Country – Summer Wine Pairing Guide

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Ah, the sizzle of summer is upon us. Whether you’re spending your hot summer days and long summer nights relaxing at the beach, chowing down at a backyard barbecue, or picnicking in the park under a shady oak tree, these cool and crisp whites, rosés and sparkling wines will please every palate. All of these wines can be purchased online or in the tasting rooms, so choose your favorites this week! Here’s our guide to beating the heat in the most delicious way:

 

Whites

  • Miramonte Winery 2006 Chardonnay – Well-integrated flavors with notes of honey, vanilla, and toasty oak – a great pairing with your gourmet cheese and summer fruit plate, $19.96
  • Monte de Oro 2009 Pinot Gris – 100% Estate Grown and everything you would expect from a summer white: light and crisp with a refreshing finish, $16

Rosés

  • Oak Mountain Winery 2010 White Merlot – A bright pink color, sweet cherry and raspberry aromas characterize this wine.  Serve chilled as an aperitif, or as an excellent accompaniment to picnic and barbecue fare, seafood, poultry and ham, $19
  • Falkner Winery 2010 Rosato – A lovely blend of Cabernet and Italian grapes, this delicate and delicious wine is great for sipping chilled or pairing with cheeses, salads, and fruit dishes, $14.95

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