It may be the first true week of autumn but I’m not ready to open too many bottles of full bodied reds quite yet. In fact, last week I, along with some like minded wine lovers, paid homage to the last days of summer with a knock your socks off bottle of bubbles, refreshing Pinot Blanc, a tantalizing Rosé of Syrah, a crisp Rosé of Pinot Noir, and, yes, we had to do it, a deliciously smooth and magical Cabernet Sauvignon to end the star filled, breezy evening.
Perhaps you’re not ready for summer to end either. Yet, if you are planning to have a glass of wine while entertaining your friends at a seasonally inspired lunch or dinner, reading a favorite novel on your porch, gardening on a fall afternoon (go ahead and have a glass of wine chilling on your deck!), or enjoying a cozy backyard fire with friends, one of these interesting and delicious wines will be a lovely way to toast the end of one season and anticipate another.
Siren Song The Muse 2013 (sample) – Made from 100% estate grown Pinot Noir and produced in the classic French Méthode Champenoise, this brilliant sparkler is from Siren Song Wines in the Washington’s Lake Chelan AVA, an area I have visited and loved. A vibrant mousse in the glass led to hints of strawberries and raspberries as well as toast and more citrus. Everyone in the group loved the palate profile and lingering finish…as the first wine of the night, we were smitten. Cost is $45.
Cheers! ~ Cindy