5 California Wine Bottles That Are Perfect for This Summer

5 California Wine Bottles That Are Perfect for This Summer


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5 California Wine Bottles That Are Perfect for This Summer

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5 California Wine Bottles That Are Perfect for This Summer

5 California Wine Bottles That Are Perfect for This Summer

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5 California Wine Bottles That Are Perfect for This Summer

Published By:   •   May 22, 2024

5 California Wine Bottles That Are Perfect for This Summer

Published By:

May 22, 2024

Food & Drink, Food & Drink Feature, Food & Drink,


Guests who attend summer parties with the right wine tucked under their arms become instant heroes. We know the assignment. Achieve mythic status in the warm days and nights ahead with these perfect California bottles.


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FOR THE BEACH

Bricoleur Isla Rose Brut Rosé bricoleurvineyards.com

For days in the sand and sun with cheese, a baguette and chocolates, Bricoleur’s rosé—a blend of pinot noir and chardonnay sourced from the Carneros region—charms the palate with cherry marmalade, vibrant citrus blossom and lingering earthy minerality.


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FOR THE LOBSTER BOIL

2021 Inglenook Blancaneaux inglenook.com

The legendary Napa vineyard blends white Rhone grapes (viognier, roussanne and marsanne), leading to honey and white peach aromas with beautiful, crisp minerality perfect for fish, shellfish and chicken dishes.


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FOR THE COOKOUT

2021 Blueprint Cabernet Sauvignon lailvineyards.com

With ribeye and black trumpet mushrooms on the grill, this bottle offers a dazzling accompaniment—especially with rich and full flavors like black raspberry, boysenberry, blueberry and red currant.


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FOR THE TOAST

Chandon 50th Anniversary Winemakers’ Blend chandon.com

Celebrate big moments with bubbly boasting flavors like brioche, honey, poached pear and ginger—all from three estate vineyards and winemakers Pauline Lhote, Dawnine Dyer, Wayne Donaldson and Tom Tiburzi, who mark the brand’s 50th anniversary.


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FOR THE GARDEN PARTY

2021 Arkenstone Estate Blanc arkenstone.com

Genius Napa winemaker Sam Kaplan uses large concrete eggs and once-used French oak for the vinification, resulting in mineral-rich tasting notes of citrus and melon; it’s an estate blanc to sip deep into balmy nights.

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