Posts Tagged ‘ Sauvignon Blanc ’

Cool wines for a hot summer day in New Jersey: Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto D’Alba

It’s summertime and I need something cool to drink. My husband always warns me about drinking in my office, but there is so much wine to taste and write about that sometimes I just can’t help myself(LOL)

Summer is upon us in New Jersey, it’s time to lighten up on the heavier wines and enjoy some refreshing  reds and whites. I headed for The Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d’Alba.  Just absolutely gorgeous in the glass. Great deep red color.  Not big on the bouquet, faint aroma of cherry and some violet, but just a great looker and feeler in the mouth.Light tannins, not overpowering and great with a light pasta dish. Had it the next day ( in my office) and it opened up even more (LOL)

My personal list of summertime wines to enjoy while taking in the heat in New Jersey. All wines should be priced for < $20.00

Castle Rock Pinot Noir Sonoma County-light and refreshing with aromas of dark fruit. Pair w/ grilled salmon.

Pico Maccario Barbera d’Asti– Medium bodied red with great floral notes. Can serve slightly chilled and still great with a pizza or light pasta dish.

Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto D’Alba 2008. Lovely, scrumptious, light and refreshing. Great with pizza or light pasta dish.

Priavano Dolcetto D’Alba 2005. Nice depth and aroma for a summertime wine. Again, great with pasta or pizza

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2008. Grapefruit and grass. Light and refreshing. great with shellfish.




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Wine Down Wednesday- Sancerre

What says ‘A fantastic pairing with Chilean Sea Bass’ than a Chateau de Sancerre from Loire France? Of course I could match a few others, but this is a classic that should never be reckoned with…

Miso Marinated Chilean Sea Bass over Garlic Collard Greens is a great dish to prepare, and not so very difficult either!

This fish was sweet, but yet density and flavor of the sea bas was a great match with the bitter garlic flavor of the sauteed collard greens, a dish my family made often in my southern childhood.

Chateau de Sancerre, Loire France, 07- This Sancerre is light to medium in color with a light yellow and silver core and displays bright aromas on the nose with notes of baking bread, grapefruit, lemon rind and lime skin. The palate is mouth watering, yet elegant with strong citrus character tempered by earthy mineral-edged flavors as well as hints of petrol and fresh cut grass. Medium bodied, refreshing and satisfying with a zesty, clean finish.

‘Corky’ of PIWC is always looking out for drinkable wines at a bargain, and this is…

Country: FRANCE
Region: LOIRE
Appellation: SANCERRE

Reg. 25.45- Often found on sale for under $20!

Chef E Stelling, Chef/Owner- CookAppeal LLC writes about her food and wine experiences on her blog, Food ~ Wine ~ Fun!