My Favorite Spring Wines

Chel Loves Wine.

Chel loves wine even more during the spring. I could compare getting out of work, sitting down outside and having a glass of Riesling to that feeling you get when you take your bra off after a long day. It just makes you want to say “ahh”. In the spring we tend to lean towards fruitier, lighter things instead of the heavy, comforting flavors we’ve been force feeding ourselves the last 5 months. Many white wines contain crisp flavors like citrus and apple, but some reds can have a beautiful fruity taste that makes you want to sing.

Check out these wines I recommend for spring:

Riesling

Easily my favorite white around, Riesling is filled with lime, green apple, orange and jasmine flavors. It is a super fruity and super acidic wine which gives it that crisp “ahh” factor. Germany is known for making the best Rieslings in the world and they’re relatively cheap! $10-$15 for a good bottle. You can try freezing green grapes to use as ice cubes to keep this wine cold. Once the grapes thaw they’ll absorb all of the wine and be a tasty treat to enjoy once you finish your glass! Bonus, the grapes wont dilute your wine when they melt.

Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is a classic white wine that I am in love with. Dominant flavors in this wine include gooseberry (I don’t know what the hell that even is), green melon, grapefruit, white peach and passion fruit. You should go ahead and drink this ice cold. Depending on what region your wine was made, you’ll experience different flavors. For example in the North Coast of California you’ll taste more white peach, whereas if you get a Sauvignon Blanc from Loire Valley, France, you’ll experience more of a lime flavor. 

Pinot Noir

This light bodied red wine is perfect for spring. Its dominant flavors include cranberry, cherry, and raspberry which would go just great in a sangria filled with cranberries, cherries and raspberries. Pinot Noir comes in different styles but the main three are a rosé, a light red and a sparkling version.  A fun fact about Pinot Noir is that the grapes used to create this wine are extremely hard to grow, which makes finding an excellent bottle of Pinot Noir hard. Wine lovers live for the hunt of finding that amazing bottle! There is a whole movie called “Sideways” dedicated to this addiction! Unfortunately this also creates a stigma of snobbishness around Pinot Noir, but don’t be that guy.

 

 

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23 comments

  1. Thanks so much for sharing these! My husband and I are trying to introduce ourselves to new wines. We always just buy wine pretty randomly, so now there can be a method to the madness.

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison

  2. you had me at wine <3 but seriously yes to all whites (I can't seem to grasp any reds that I love). Although there is a great local winery out here that has a seriously killer rose so does that count?

  3. I’m a huge fan of white wine. The wine section in World Market is like heaven. I have a few bottles of riesling and some green grapes so I’ll have to give your suggestion a try. Also, I love the movie Sideways.

  4. Interesting, I’ve never really thought of pairing wines with the seasons, but it definitely makes sense! I feel like light and bright types of wine would go great with spring – I’m more of a chardonnay girl but will have to try some sauv blancs and rieslings this season.

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