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A Summer Wine Guide

Pair a glass of wine (red, white, or rose) with the perfect seasonal dish.

By Melissa Knific

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White Wine

Lapostolle Casa Sauvignon Blanc ($12)
This crisp Chilean white features hints of lime and grapefruit and partners well with shellfish, such as clams.

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White Wine

Chandon Brut Classic ($20)
For a limited time, the Chandon mainstay is available in a nautical-inspired bottle. Try this dry bubbly with fried calamari, sushi or Caesar salad.

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White Wine

Château St. Jean Chardonnay ($20)
Nectarine meets vanilla spice in a creamy oak-aged white that complements grilled chicken and portobello mushrooms.

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White Wine

Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Pinot Grigio ($16)
Pineapple and tangerine aromas combine with apple and mineral flavors that are spot-on with grilled fish or pork.

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White Wine

Alamos Torrontés ($13)
Dry with well-balanced acidity, torrontés is an Argentine varietal that pairs nicely with Asian dishes and fresh seafood.

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Caposaldo Sweet Moscato ($15)
Enjoy this effervescent dessert wine, with touches of pear and stone fruit, alongside grilled peaches or fruit cobbler.

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Red Wine

Hahn Central Coast GSM ($15)
Grenache, syrah and mourvedre add up to a blueberry- and pepper-forward blend that works especially well with grilled steak.

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Red Wine

Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages ($12.50)
Velvety with traces of strawberry and black currant, this versatile wine is terrific with everything from roasted vegetables to burgers.

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Red Wine

Pedroncelli Mother Clone Zinfandel ($17)
This full-bodied, spicy California zin—ripe with berry flavors—makes a delicious match for red pasta sauces or smoked beef brisket.

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Red Wine

Rioja Bordén Crianza ($13)
Break out this Spanish red to enjoy with all types of barbecue. Balancing fruit and spice with soft tannins, it also makes a terrific sangria.

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Red Wine

Herdade Do Esporão Monte Velho Red ($10)
The perfect burger wine: slightly oaky and peppery with big berry notes, by way of Portugal.

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Red Wine

Louis Jadot Pinot Noir ($18)
Salmon, pork tenderloin and soft cheeses are ideal pairings for this medium-bodied pinot noir with notes of cherry and strawberry.

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White Wine

SeaGlass Riesling ($10)
Crisp acidity and slight sweetness with notes of apricot and honey.

Pair with spicy Asian dishes and cold seafood salad.

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White Wine

Martín Códax Albariño ($15)
Dry and pleasantly acidic with hints of pear and passion fruit.

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White Wine

Domaine du Tariquet Chenin-Chardonnay ($11)
Apple undertones with contrasting creaminess and minerality.

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Red Wine

Masi Bonacosta Valpolicella Classico ($14)
Moderate acidity with a ripe cherry flavor and hints of vanilla.

Pair with tomato-based pastas and red meat.

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Red Wine

Frei Brothers Reserve Zinfandel ($20)
Spicy with flavors of currants and berries.

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Red Wine

The Dreaming Tree Crush Red Blend ($15)
Smooth and smoky with notes of raspberries.

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Rose Wine

Domodimonti Piccolo Principe Rosato ($13)
Semisweet and fruity, laced with toffee and licorice.

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Rose Wine

Mulderbosch Rosé ($9)
Dry and super fruity, teeming with strawberry.

Pair with fresh summer salads and sushi.

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Rose Wine

Château de la Roulerie Rosé d'Anjou ($11)
Toasty notes and touches of red berries.

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Sangria

Looking for something a little different? Eppa SuperFruit Sangria ($12) is a modern take on a Spanish classic. It's a blend of organic grapes and superfruit juices, including açaí, blood orange, pomegranate and blueberry. Pour over ice and garnish with fresh fruit slices.

This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings and styles are subject to change.

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