It’s August, and temperatures all across the country are soaring! Looking for ways to beat the heat? We say forget margaritas and mojitos – discover some of the fantastic Indie wines that’ll quench your thirst during this hot weather!
Here are some 2010 Indie alumns to pick from with winemaker tasting notes:
Capitello Wines -
2009 Willamette Valley Walnut Ridge Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
The knockout focus is on honeydew and casaba melon, creamy stone fruit, sweet thyme, and creamy fruit custard. Flavors are rich and multi-faceted, with layered intensity and fresh acidity.
Durant Vineyards -
2008 Dundee Hills Durant Vineyards Chardonnay
Medium body, Burgundian style Chardonnay with hints of apple, pear, and tropical fruits. Slightly acidic start with floral flavors followed by toasted oak and ending with a delicate pineapple quality.
J. Scott Cellars -
2008 Rogue Valley Viognier
This pretty aromatic white wine has great structure and nice acidity. It would go nicely with spicy Thai or Spanish Tapas.
Luminous Hills and Seven of Hearts -
2008 Yamhill-Carlton District Seven of Hearts Elvenglade Vineyard Chardonnay
Lemon-pastry tones jump instantly along with a kiss of smoky, sweet oak. Underlying earth tones and the twangy tropical citrus edginess of the finish really make this wine sing.
Quady North -
2007 Applegate Valley Viognier
A cooler vintage in 2007 allowed for full ripening at lower sugars and higher acids, resulting in a truly sublime Viognier. To play up the fruit and minerality, we reduced the barrel fermentation but aged on the lees for 6 months following fermentation.
Vitae Springs Vineyard -
2008 Willamette Valley Riesling
Crafted in the traditional old world style, our Riesling has intense aromas of lemon blossoms, citrus blossoms and Gardenia flowers, leading to freshly baked lemon meringue pie. The palate has flavors of light honey that emerge to a long and lasting finish of good acidity, freshly plucked figs and apricots.
For more information on Indie alumni you can visit http://www.indiewinefestival.com