Am I rushing things a bit? Maybe. But, seriously, aren’t we all done with the cold? My palate is more than ready to welcome spring and I found two wines that I think you’ll be happy to usher in spring with too.
Raeburn Russian River Rosé 2018. Lovely floral notes on the nose, mingle with luscious strawberry notes on the palate. But this beautiful wine’s best attribute truly is its scrumptious finish. It has a youthful, but not immature, freshness that will remind you, quite fondly, of your childhood. And isn’t that what spring is all about? Retailing for around $17, this California wine is a terrific buy. Would pair well with white meat dishes or pastas and drinks perfectly on its own.
The next spring vino that I’m loving, I’m actually enjoying, with my furry best friend, as I write this column! The William Fevre 2017 Champs Royaux Chablis is completely enchanting. There is a mouthwatering nose of green apple, and honeysuckle followed by a lovely palate of green apple, peach, honeysuckle, and lemon. It’s fresh, without being overly acidic. So easy to drink and would pair well with typical spring fare like salads and seafood, especially shellfish. This wine also drinks well with appetizers or on its own. This exquisite French sipper sells for a very reasonable $22.