Spring in to Spring with my top Wines for the Season!
The weather is finally breaking! I am so excited for spring! I love waking up to the birds chirping and love coming home to unwind with my favorite wines for the spring. As you all know, I am a definite cabernet fan, however the change in the weather sometimes calls for something lighter! Below are my favorite wines for the spring season. You can thank me later!
BUBBLY & SPARKLING:
Bele Casel Assolo Prosecco– inspiring, fresh, and crisp! This prosecco is tasty and goes well with most foods. Formerly labeled as Prosecco di Valdobbiadene DOCG, it has received more awards than any other wine from the region: The non-vintage of this wine won the Los Angeles International Wine Competition Silver award in 2010 and 2009. It receives 86 points from Wine Enthusiast. Average price: $15
Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Red- raspberries and cranberries make up this sparkling red. It is smooth on the palette and offers a crisp acidity. This is such a festive sparkling wine! It is tasty and fresh and pairs well with spicy foods, seafood, and chocolate. Average price: $19
Conundrum White Blend 2014- what a beautiful blend of whites! It offers flavors of honeysuckle, peach, apples, and lemon. It mimics a mixture of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Semillon and Muscat Canelli. Maybe that why this wine is called “conundrum.” The blend is a secret! Average price: $22
Relax Riesling 2014– affordable and the perfect riesling! Not too sweet and not too dry, this riesling is fruit forward with aromas of apples, peaches, and a hint of citrus. Coming from the Mosel valley in Germany, this has always been one of my overall favorite white wines! Average price: $10
Walt ‘La Brisa’ Pinot Noir 2012– I love this wine! Pinot Noir is a great wine to have in the spring if you are a red lover; it is on the lighter side, but still has some qualities that the bolder reds have. The winemaker states, “The WALT “La Brisa” Sonoma County Pinot Noir articulates the signature characters of Sonoma: vibrant and opulent with an underlying brightness and length to the palate. Teeming with ripe red berries and spicy toasted aromas, the wine is lush and persistent on the mid-palate while long-lasting and delicate on the finish.” Give this one from Sonoma county a try! Average price: $37
Paltrinieri 2013 Radice (Lambrusco di Sorbara)– Hmmm, Lambrusco, a brightly colored grape made in northern Italy. Lambrusco is not my go to wine at all, but it is good and light and totally worth it if you are craving a red wine in the warmer weather. Wine Enthusiast states, “The lovely fragrance recalls crushed blue flower and wild berry. The refreshing, frothy palate doles out pink grapefruit, candied cherry and nectarine alongside brisk acidity.” Average price: $21
Obviously, there are many great wines for spring. There are some amazing whites out there as well as some rosé wines that are spectacular as well. I could probably write up a ten page article on this topic, but these are some of my favorite go-to choices. Feel free to comment below with your favorites! Cheers!