This has been one of the coldest springs in a lonnng time. We’ve suffered enough! We’re now praying for a warm summer here in SoCal after record rainfall and sixty-degree days (yeah yeah, poor us). Enough with the June gloom that began in April! We’re ready for some new freckles, a gentle tan line, and some natural highlights.
On Sunday afternoon I sat down with my friend for a glass of wine in her beautiful home overlooking the Pacific, and brought along my bottle of San Simeon to help coax the summer weather along. I’ve been drinking merlots and cabs since October and am ready for the change. Here are my thoughts:
The Wine: San Simeon 2016
The Varietal: Central Coast Sauvignon Blanc
The Price: $18.95
The Hook: Family owned since 1017
Bottle Design: Classy
The Taste: The tartness of the first sip will surprise you. It’s bright in a “I wear my sunglasses at night” kind of way. Strong notes of lemon and sour apple burst through initially, followed by more mellow notes of strawberry, cantaloupe, and lush green grass. I’d recommend serving this sauvignon blanc with a cheese platter that includes soft cheeses, cashews, and sweet fruit jams. Fans of dry white wine will love it, and should consider pairing it with fish entrées that are topped with sweet glazes. It’s a very light wine that would be perfect with your Sunday brunch, or as a night cap on a hot summer night when it’s eleven o’clock and you can’t sleep.
The Grade: A
Where to Buy: https://winestore.sanantoniowinery.com/san-simeon-c7.aspx
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