There’s nothing better than a crisp white wine in your glass in the summertime. It used to be slim pickings for American wine lovers, though. Throughout the ‘60s and ‘70s, “Chablis” in big jugs (a mix of who knows what grapes) was the white wine on the shelf. Today, there’s been a revolution in the variety of white wines we can enjoy.
Some of our favorites? Gamble Family Vineyards, in the heart of Napa’s Oakville appellation, delivers a terrific Sauvignon Blanc, with crisp flavors of lime and nectarine, and a touch of flint.
Rucksack Cellars, a small winery that specializes in Sierra Foothills wines, makes a wonderful Marsanne/Roussanne blend. It starts with a delicious whiff of Meyer lemon, pear and spice and only gets better with lovely tropical fruit, melon and honey flavors. And we love the Pinot Patch Pinot Grigio, a bright white with flavorful notes of lemon, apple and grapefruit. All are available on The California Wine Club website.
White wine? You’ve got it, in California!