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!