WINE OF THE MONTH- JULY

I know, I know, it’s August now. But it’s still the weekend, and it’s still summer, so I figured I’d feature a wine that I have given props to before in this category, but which happens to be a wine that I have been drinking the hell out of all summer. More than ever before, I’ve had a tough time drinking red wine in the midst of sunny 70-80 degree temperatures, and have been leaning more toward exotic white wines like Rieslings and Sauvignon Blancs. This wine, of the latter grape, is the best widely available wine at its price point year after year. I’ve been experimenting with Sauvignon Blanc, and have realized that it pairs well with a wide variety of foods- from obvious matches such as asparagus and vegetables to surprising winners like spicy pulled pork and BBQ chicken. The best thing about this particular wine is that it continues to deliver high quality year after year, and never runs out. Make this your go-to wine for the summer, while it lasts…

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KIM CRAWFORD SAUVIGNON BLANC MARLBOROUGH 2008, 90 Points, $18, 175,000 cases produced

Very full-bodied with lots of guava, grapefruit and grassy earth on the nose. Creamy, acidic, almost carbonated body of grapefruit, guava and passion fruit above grassy notes and mineral lingering long and featuring bright acidity. My favorite of the last three vintages.

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