Spring is in the air, Earth Day is coming up this month, and you can see the flowers definitely want to bloom soon! I love spring because the weather is a bit warmer but not too hot yet and it’s such a lovely blossoming time of year. Spring is a time of change, and I love changing up my wines a bit too. In spring my wine choices become a bit more chilled, lighter in body, and I find myself pairing these with lighter dishes as well.
I have compiled a list of 16 spring wines you will want to have this season. Sure, you can drink all these wines year round, but why not use Spring as an excuse to try them all!
Sparkling & Rosé- Nothing says Spring like some sparkling wines or a deliciously crisp rosé. These wines pair beautifully with lamb, ham, and all the sides you may be enjoying if you celebrate Easter Sunday!
Ca Furlan Prosecco DOC Rosé- Made from Glera and Pinot Noir, this rosé is just lovely. Bright and refreshing with berry notes, some floral aromas, and nice acidity on the palate. It has a nice balanced finish and a creaminess that makes it great for brunch and lunch. Sip this with Buratta Salads, Roasted Pears and Brie, pop it and pair some popcorn, or enjoy it on it’s own; it’s really a great wine! $13.99
Sosie Winery, First Things First Sparkling White– Made from Roussanne which when still is one of my favorite Sosie whites as well. I love the First Things First though because undergoes barrel fermentation and malolactic fermentation, before being aged in oak for 6 months. After some oak, it goes back into bottle for its 2nd fermentation and really develops that true Sosie creaminess that’s so loved in their wines. Lots of stone fruit and citrus on the palate and nose followed by a refreshing finish. This wine is ideal as an aperitif as well as would go nicely with some spring pasta or risotto! $36
Famille Perrin Nature Côtes Du Rhône Rosé– This wine is pretty pale pink and yet so bold in the bouquet! Lots of red fruit, some flowers and a nice fruity finish is what makes this wine superb. It’s an easy sipper thats ideal for spring and made with classic Rhone varieties like Cinsault, Grenache noir, Mourvèdre, and Syrah. It’s a lively wine that will please any palate and can easily be paired with some seafood like crab cakes or grilled Bronzino. If you wanted to go another route, you can also easily pair this wine with tomato based sauces, as well as grilled meats, and ethnic cuisine! $12.99
Sosie Winery Bare Necessity- This pretty pink bubbly is full of orange, blood orange, orchard fruit and strawberries. I love this rosé it’s really one of those wines you can sit back and relax with and just be happy sipping. It has a crisp finish, refreshing acidity, and that classic Sosie creaminess but not as much as the other two sparkling wines. This wine should be essential in your collection for spring! $36
2021 One Stone Rosé of Pinot Noir- This tropical sensation is the perfect wine for spring and summer! It is full of vibrant fruit notes, such as pineapple, watermelon, and passionfruit. I instantly thought of watermelon JollyRanchers because those still to this day are my favorite, and this wine reminded me of them; so essentially I am saying it’s absolutely one of my favorite wines! The marine cooling of Paso Robles California combined with the Central Coast vineyards makes this wine cooler and more elegant, while still being so bold and playful and fun at the same time. I tasted this recently with my ladies, because this wine also gives back and supports Women in Wine and a portion of each bottle sold is donated to Dream Big Darling, a nonprofit that provides educational opportunities and mentorship programs for the next generation of female leaders in the wine and spirits industry! This wine is a must have and is a steal at $18.
White Wines- When the weather warms up the white wines come out to play! From cold soups to warm appetizers and maybe even a baked cheese or two… these whites are winners when it comes to pairings!
2020 J. de Villebois Touraine Sauvignon Blanc- A classic wine that never goes out of style! This wine has nice ripeness, minerality, and nice aromas. On the palate it’s harmonious and has a great finish and really showcases the beauty of the Loire Valley. This wine is ideal to have at any dinner table and is perfectly priced for any budget, for any day of the week and will please so many palates! $11.99
2021 Saldo Chenin Blanc– The Prisoner Wine Co has done it again and this time with Chenin Blanc! This pineapple driven gorgeous white is full of white peaches, some spice, and a lot of personality. They employ the signature Prisoner Wine Company method of crafting an excellent wine, and this Chenin will surely impress. It will pair nicely with an Easter Ham with some roasted potatoes, or a nice cheese board. $30
2020 Sequoia Grove Chardonnay- From Napa Valley this famed winery always has a place on multiple lists on this blog! Hints of guava, pineapple, and flowers brighten the nose followed by flavors of zest and citrus. It has great acidity and balance and pairs nicely with cream soups, seafood, and I even love it with tempura! $32
2020 Serego Alighieri Possessioni– This stunning white wine from Veneto is made from Garganega and Sauvignon grapes. You get the beautiful stone fruit from the SB and the nice finish from the Garganega which is always nice in a blend. It’s nice and dry with great acidity and intensity thats captivating and unique. It’s such an elegant wine to sip and I will absolutely be enjoying more of this on Easter! $19.99
2021 Concha Y Toro Sauvignon Blanc Gran Reserva- A gorgeous Chilean Sauvignon Blanc, because I find I don’t feature them enough and they’re delicious. This wine comes from Ucúqer vineyard where cool breezes and the Pacific sea influence this growing area. This wine has nice green citrus zest and a lot of minerality which makes it very refreshing and exciting. It’s a great sip for warmer days or rainy April days when you want to be transported to Chile in the glass. $16.99
Red Wines- Whether served room temperature or with a chill, these wines will pair with everything you eat this spring from salads to steaks, cheese boards, soups, and so much more!
2014 Enclave Cabernet Sauvignon– After a decade of searching for the perfect place, they came to Pirque to the Enclave and it was here they discovered true beauty. The influence from the Andes Mountains and the Maipo River are what make this wine so unique and special! This incredible wine is a blend of mainly Cabernet Sauvignon, with a touch of Petit Verdot, Carménère, and Cabernet Franc. It’s deep and dark with red plums, plenty of spice, and all those beautiful characteristics of each grape varietal. The structure in this wine is wonderful and it’s a concentrated wine with a long finish and lots of layers. It’s complex and a total food wine and would pair nice with some red meat or ripe cheeses. For Easter, I would have this with lamb! $69
2019 Famille Perrin Côtes Du Rhône Villages- One of my must haves always on hand is a Côtes Du Rhône because no matter what I am having, they always pair well. This one in particular I am a big fan of, because it shows the beauty of the Rhône valley. The wine sees some oak before aging in stainless for a year, where it keeps its fruit and elegance. The minerality is noticeable and nice in this wine followed by a lovely finish that’s great with spring stews, pasta’s, and tapas! $14.99
2019 Silk & Spice Red Blend– One of the most popular reds at many of my tastings and another staple in my home is Silk & Spice. It’s a wine that you can always bring to a party and everyone will love. Every time I bring this delicious and fruit forward red blend around people go nuts, because of its smoothness, elegance, and subtle spice. $13
2019 Saldo Red Blend-The Prisoner Wine Company makes amazingly versatile wines that are great for everyday drinking. When entertaining this spring, always have a bottle of Saldo on hand because this red blend will wow your guests and you will also love it. A bold blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Zinfandel this wine expresses deep red fruit, baking spice, cherries, and blueberry. On the palate it’s so smooth with nice complexity and a lovely finish. This is a perfect wine with spring duck, tacos, and Thai cuisine. $32
Sosie “A Moment of Weakness”– Yes, this is a sparkling wine, but it drink’s like a red because it’s a red sparkling. This tangy effervescent red is ideal for all year round sipping and when given a good chill it can pair so nicely with a wide range of foods. Lots of berry notes, citrus, spice and a lingering finish is what I love about this wine, as well as it’s subtle creaminess. I love it with cave aged cheeses, which are great for Easter cheese boards. Sip some of this while the kids hunt for Easter eggs, you’ll be thankful you did! (this vintage may be out of stock… keep an eye out for more!) $36
2017 Las Moradas de San Martín, Initio– An old vine Garnacha is just what your spring needs! Made from vines that are between 50-112 years old, this beauty is organic and biodynamic and full of nice minerality from the rocky granitic soils. Lots of wile berries, cherry, red plum, and roundness in this wine followed by a long elegant finish that’s so alluring. This wine you can sip while doing pretty much anything, it’s so good I didn’t want to put it down. It’s the perfect movie night wine, as well as ideal for hosting friends over this spring.
Now that you’re thinking about spring, it’s time to add some new wines to your inventory. Many of these wines you can buy online as well as in retail stores too. Always remember, eat what you like and drink what you love. Please pair responsibly!