It might not consistently feel like it, especially not in our hometown of Chicago, but spring is on it’s way. Trees are budding and the sun is just starting to grace us with its presence. That means that deck and patio weather is just around the corner, and deck and patio weather demands wine.
In another exceptional round-up from Wine Enthusiast, the experts have provided their recommendations for lovely light-bodied wines for spring sipping. As always, we’re pleased to see that many of their recommendations are unoaked. We’ve pulled a few options (oaked and unoaked) here, but check out the full article for details.
First and foremost, our unoaked wine for the season:
The Williams Selyem 2017 Unoaked Chardonnay from Russian River Valley.
If you’re looking for bright, fresh fruity flavors that still manage to maintain a light, elegant and subtle edge? Look no further than this unoaked chardonnay that scored a whopping 95 points on Wine Enthusiast’s scale, making it the highest recommended wine in this spring round-up.
A commendable showing was also made by:
Nino Franco 2013 Grave di Stecca Brut, an elegant and delicate sparkling wine with dashes of herb and spice that earned itself 94 points.
And, the Dr. Loosen 2017 Urziger Wurzgarten Riseling Spatlese, another lusciously sweet yet zesty sparkler coming in with 93 points.
On a list comprised of mostly bruts and roses, the regaled unoaked chardonnay makes a major impact, proving that you don’t need sparkle to shine.