Let’s get in the spring of things and get ready to celebrate the warmer months ahead. This period of seasonal transition calls for wines on the lighter side of the palate. From Muscat to Viognier, we’ve got you covered with a refreshing selection that will help you welcome spring with open arms. Read on for a tasty springtime cocktail that’s easy to whip up and sure to delight.
Fleur Bleu 2014 California White Bouquet
This Fleur Bleu 2014 California White Bouquet is full of youth and loaded with flavors of orange zest, passion fruit and grapefruit. This citrusy body provides a very vivacious finish – perfect for enjoying on the porch at the end of a long day.
Lumière de Vie California Réflexion
Fresh aromas of raspberry, candy, lime and blood orange sound good to you? This blend of 95% White Zinfandel and 5% Muscat is sure to please with its candy-like flavors and a hint of acidity in the finish. Enjoy this wine now and throughout the spring.
Broadmoore Estates 2014 California Muscat
This wine offers clean lines in the mouth and the attack with aromas of mango and lemon. Delivering a beautiful kick of acidity in the mid-palate along with a sweet finish, this wine is particularly delicious as the main ingredient in this recipe for a tall pitcher of St. Patrick’s Day inspired Apple & Pear Sangria.
Apple & Pear Sangria:
- 1 bottle of sweet white wine
- 1/2 cup apple-flavored brandy or liqueur
- Zest of 2 lemons
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced
- 1 Bartlett pear, thinly sliced
- 1 can (12 ounces) seltzer
Combine wine, apple brandy, lemon zest, and sugar and stir until sugar dissolves. Add lemon juice, apples and pears and mix well. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours to chill. Just before serving, top sangria off with seltzer or 2 cups of Sparkling Wine, if you’re so inclined.
Ceres California Radiance
Our Ceres Radiance has rich and intense flavors of mango and orange. This is a round and colorful wine enhanced with natural fruit flavors, perfect with your favorite springtime desserts.
Milano Cellars 2013 California Muscat Canelli
This wine is very characteristic to the varietal, with a fresh and cool floral attack. Dominating aromas of pear, green apple, pineapple, mango and lychee immediately follow. We’d pair this up with shrimp cocktail, grilled fish or a cheese platter.
No matter how you choose to celebrate spring, these wines will keep you feeling light and breezy all season long.