I really dislike this whole notion that you can only drink white wine when it’s warm out...uh don't tell me when I can or cannot drink wine! K? Thanks.
If you feel this way too, this is definitely worth the read.
I’m going to share with you six WHITE wines you should absolutely try this winter, simply because they pair well with both the weather and some hearty winter foods! So let’s GO!
1) Booker Vineyard White 2017 $54.99
Had this wine at the winery and it’s spectacular. Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc blend making for a floral yet very round and full bodied white wine. This delicious wine is weighty yet acidic and that contrast will go perfectly by itself next to your fireplace or even paired with delicious spinach ravioli! YUM!
2) Chateau Les Charmes-Godard Blanc 2018 $38.99
This wine is tasty, blend of Semillon and Sauvingon Blanc. A delicious wine with hints of greeness but a very textured mouth feel. An excellent wine to pair with warm cheese and green pepper enchiladas or with a split pea soup! Making me hungry!
3) Trimbach Riesling 2017 $19.99
This dry riesling is a perfect match. The Alsacian noble varietals, such as Riesling, have a phenomenal oily texture that feels silky smooth on the palate. This particular riesling is very dry, not a sweet wine at all. Interesting flavors of golden pair skin and golden delicious apples. On the nose there is a hint of sweetness and honeysuckle, but it’s bone dry on the palate. An excellent pairing with a hearty stake (...Yes! You read that right), a delicious butternut squash soup, or even a flakey white fish.
4) La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2018 $15.99
La Crema does a great job with California wines. I actually paired this with s’mores recently. Their wines are very approachable and great for all year long. It’s weighty but quite acidic. Think “California Winter.” I would absolutely pair this with a delicious white gazpacho, Cacio y Pepe, or a linguini and seafood. Sure to keep you warm and happy all winter long.
5) Domaine Carneros Brut 2016 $31.99
Sparkling wine is great for any occasion! No matter the time of year, it’s always relevant. I recommend either a Brut or Demi Sec during the cooler months. Brut is traditional, but Demi Sec is a bit sweeter, perfect to contrast the bite of the cold weather. But this brut is fabulous, and with a hint of age, it’s going to be a great bottle to pop and enjoy with any meal. Whether on the couch with a handful of McDonald’s or Chick Fil A, or out at a fancy dinner, this wine is a winner!
6) Dolce 2013 by Nickel and Nickel (375mL) $69.99
This is a tasty little number. As my Dad says as soon as it gets cloudy here in LA, “Time to break out the dessert wine and jacuzzi!” This is a delicious bottle of late harvest Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc to mimic a Sauternes but made in Napa! A fantastic job by the founders of Nickel and Nicke & Far Niente!
So where can you buy all these wines? Easy! Click below and we’ll take you to Wine.com where they’re available for you to purchase.
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Happy Cold Weather Season!