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OK, a picture of my son on the slopes has nothing to do with wine.  But it’s been a long month of blazing heat and we all know it’s not over yet. I need to be prepared for the rest of summer with a libation that tastes as cold as this picture looks. Yet, I need more than just cold…I need refreshing, vibrant, crisp…like the air’s pureness after a snowstorm.

Enter Montinore Estate’s 2010 Borealis.  An Oregon white wine blend of Muller-Thurgau, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer.  $16

The first sip is something like taking a bite from a Granny Smith apple, followed by perfume and tropical notes.  There’s a lot going on in this glass, it’s just good fun.  As an added bonus, you’ll feel virtuous when drinking a Montinore wine, as all of the estate fruit is biodynamically farmed—that’s nothing to sneeze at.  Cheers!