On a hot and humid summer day, there’s nothing we like more than a crisp, cold glass of white wine to cool us down. And with summer fare erring on the lighter side, we especially like whites that pair well with typical summer foods like salads and seafood. After recently sharing a bottle of Geyser Peak Winery’s 2013 Sauvignon Blanc with some of our fellow wine-loving friends, we all agreed that it’s the perfect summer wine—light and fresh, yet flavorful enough to stand up to a variety of summer dishes.
So as you pack your coolers for the beach or make final preparations for your outdoor summer entertaining, stock up on this refreshing Sauvignon Blanc, which we guarantee will be a crowd pleaser. And the best part about it is that it won’t break the bank!
WINE: 2013 Geyser Peak Winery Sauvignon Blanc, California
VARIETAL: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
TASTING NOTES: Aromas and flavors of lemon, yellow apple, ruby red grapefruit, passion fruit, citrus blossom, fresh jalapeno and freshly cut grass
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Green salads, Niçoise salad, shellfish, grilled or roasted white fish, ceviche with citrus or tropical fruit salsa, crab cakes and goat cheese
AVERAGE PRICE: $10
ABOUT THE WINE: What we love about Geyser Peak’s 2013 Sauvignon Blanc is that it has the fruit-forward qualities that we look for in a New World wine, but the minerality and restraint that we enjoy in an Old World wine. There’s a true balance between the two, which we learned from winemaker Ondine Chattan is no coincidence. Having honed her winemaking skills both in France and in California, Ondine appreciates the differences between the two styles of wine, and melding them together comes naturally to her in the wines she produces for Geyser Peak.
Allison Albanese has worked in the finance industry for the last eight years as Managing Director of Investor Relations for a hedge fund in NYC. She is also the founder of Parched: NYC, a website launching soon that is dedicated to all things cocktail, wine and beverage-related in NY. Allison is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and is currently studying for her Advanced Sommelier certification.
Melissa Diaz has spent over 12 years working in the media industry and is currently the Consumer Insights Director at Parade Media Group. Prior to joining Parade she worked at the New York Times in Advertising Market Research. Melissa is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and is currently studying for her Advanced Sommelier certification.
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