May Day, Mother’s Day, Spring is here! Enjoy it with our latest edition of Wines of the Month featuring some award–winning California wines. Keep reading for a few of our favorite picks of the season:
Cline Viognier: Viognier is a very fickle grape to grow and not many have achieved success, but the folks at Cline Winery have seemed to master it. A rich perfumed nose is followed by pineapple and peach on the palate with underlying notes of floral and citrus. This medium bodied wine is bright, crisp and clean that pairs well with Camembert or herb roasted chicken.
Malene Rosé: Inspired by the Rosé wines from the Provence region of Southern France, this watermelon hued version just won Best Rosé in California at the 2018 California State Fair Wine Competition. Give it a try and see if you agree with the judges. A traditional blend of Grenache, Cinsault, and Mouvedre make up the majority of the blend in this refreshingly dry style of rose.
Resolute Chardonnay: Winemaker Aaron Pott has been crafting beautiful Chardonnays in California for over a decade now, and this is another shining example of his touch with the grape. Fruit from Sonoma Mountain and Russian River are combined in this version to give the wine flavors of lemon, almond, melon, and minerality, with bright refreshing acidity on the finish.
Aerena Rosé: Not Only do we really like the label on this bottle of wine, we really enjoy what is inside as well. A light strawberry vein running through the wine is complemented by peach, jasmine, and some citrus fruit flavors. The finish is nice and dry. A perfect everyday wine.
Rosso Di Ca’Momi: This freestyle red blend version from 2015 is a 2018 California State Fair Double Gold Medal winner but you wouldn’t know it by its price. Pure fresh blackberry and a light smokiness round out this rich, bold wine that is a real pleasure to sip.
Find these and other fine wines, beers and spirits in the adult beverage department of your local Nugget Markets. If you have any questions, feel free to ask on of our friendly and talented wine stewards while you’re there!
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