There are still warm days and nights ahead before the leaves fall and plenty of reasons to linger over a long lunch on the patio.
With only 9.6 percent alcohol you can still make it back to work or to that Pilates class in good shape. There is also a moscato in the portfolio but let’s discuss the California rose and Califonia pinot grigio.
Both wines have crisp effervescence that adds a little sparkle to every swallow. They can be enjoyed alone or as the centerpiece of unique cocktails such as over crushed ice in a stemmed glass with a garnish or fresh lime or peaches.
Flavors of bright strawberry, ripe cherries and juicy raspberry in the rose ($11.99) tickle the taste buds with sweet bubbles and soft pink hues. Try this served chilled with spicy Asian cuisine, fresh salad with roasted pecans or grilled prawns.
The pint grigio selection ($11.99) is bright and crisp with kiwi, ripe pear and crisp green apple tastes. Pour this with thinly sliced ham and chilled melon, salted walnuts and creamy tripe Brie or other soft cheeses.