Summer brings us sunshine, lakefront dining, beach days, BBQ’s, and clam bakes. With all these fun gatherings taking place and the summer months warming up, we are tempted to reach into our cellar or on the shelves for a nice cold white wine to sip on -- especially since most us have already laid our reds down to rest and have brought out the summer classics, like Rosé and Chardonnay. Well, I am here to tell you that you should throw a red into the summer mix!
If you have put all your reds to bed, go wake up your Pinots. Summer nights and sunsets need a companion just as much as the hot days do. I believe the perfect summer is filled with both white and red. Rosé on a beach day is a match made in heaven – the crispness of a light dry Rosé at the beach with the salty air on your face is what I love most about June and July. However, when that bonfire starts crackling, and you are reaching in your beach bag for your favorite poncho, you might want to have a soft, luscious Pinot Noir to go along with it.
Great food comes along with all the fun and playing that takes place in the summer. Menus get lighter and brighter... another reason you should keep a bottle of Pinot around. Pinot Noir is an excellent match for grilled veggies, BBQ chicken, and fresh seafood! You may even be surprised by how well it goes with a golden-brown marshmallow that was just roasted on an open flame! No need for the chocolate and graham cracker, just the Pinot and marshmallow will do, thanks!
So, before all your reds go way down in the cellar to hibernate, I suggest that you keep the Pinot Noir alive, awake, and around, for its versatility may surprise you.
You can find a delicious list of Talley Pinot below! Here’s to great summer sips!!!!
2015 Talley Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir
2015 Rincon Vineyard Pinot Noir ~ Summer Special 25% off for wine club,
15% off for non-wine club
2015 Rosemary's Vineyard Pinot Noir
2016 Edna Valley Pinot Noir
2016 Bishop's Peak Pinot Noir