April 13, 2020

The Top 10 Wines for Summer 2020

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Summertime, and the drinkin’s easy, or at least it should be. Following up on our Top 10 Wines for Winter, 2020 edition, we’re looking back at our recent reviews to pick out our 10 favorite bottlings for warm weather drinking. From cool whites to high-acid reds (think pinot) to summery sparklers, there’s a little something on this list for anyone who finds themselves with an empty glass while face to face with a beach, a boat, or a porch swing.

Let’s get started! (Note: All prices are based on the most recently available market prices.)

1. 2017 Three Sticks Pinot Noir Sonoma Mountain Cuvee Eva Marie – Arguably my favorite wine of the season. This balanced pinot noir is silky and on the dense side, showcasing a blend of fruit, earth, and spice on the nose and the palate. A bit of balsamic character makes it heavier than most summery pinots, but the overwhelming fruit makes it hard to put down. $90 -CN

2. 2012 Fontanafredda Contessa Rosa Rose Alta Langa DOCG – One of the most unusual wines I’ve encountered this year, here’s a sparkling rose from Piedmont, made from 80% pinot noir and 20% chardonnay, with a splash of 1967 Barolo in the blend. Unlike any other sparkler you’ll sample. $58 -CN

3. 2018 Lucky Rock Pinot Noir County Cuvee – When is summer drinking at its best? When it’s cheap. This affordable pinot is a blend of several regions, its bright fruit and zippy acidity only the prelude to a crisp, lightly floral finish. Outstanding value. $22 -CN


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