Mulderbosch Rose 2014 (I paid $12.99; found here for $9.99)- made from a Cabernet Sauvignon grape this wine has a unique flavor that I had never experienced before. I am so late to the Rose train but this has quickly become my “go-to” for the summer. It’s “citrus-y” with predominant grapefruit & strawberry notes, yet spicy at the same time. Try it, you’ll love it. Thank me later!
Charles & Charles Rose 2014 (I paid $11.99)- After falling in love with the Mulderbosch, I wanted to try another rose. C&C is a Syrah heavy blend that is also full of citrus & berry flavors with mineral notes. It’s very similar to the Molderbosch; sample them both with some friends for a Rose tasting party! Set a budget and have each guest bring a bottle of Rose, enjoy & pick your favorites!
Marisco Vineyards Ferlands Sauvignon Blanc 2014 (I paid $10.99; found here for $9.95)- lots of citrus & acidity, this wine is crisp, clean & has me wanting to try more Sauv Blanc’s from New Zealands’ Marlborough region just like this one!
Each of my top picks pair perfectly with fresh, light summer meals like fish, chicken & vegetarian dishes. Here are a few of my recipes that I recommend, Simple Citrus Vinaigrette over Grilled Swordfish, Salmon Sliders & the Best “Make & Take” Spring Crostini.
*La Marca Prosecco (I paid $12.99)- I’m including my review of La Marca because I taste tested it & while it was easy to sip, full of citrus, bright & bubbly, the price point is a little high. It didn’t wow me like the other 3 wines did & it definitely didn’t make the cut as one of my favorites. I’m still on the hunt for the perfect, budget friendly prosecco. I’d love your suggestions if you can end my quest or if you have a particular summer wine you can’t live without!