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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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