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spring-white-wine-pippin-hillIt may not feel like spring just yet, but before we know it the bursts of sunshine will last, the beach patio will beckon, and everything around us will feel more redolent and alive. With spring approaching, it’s time to consider your white wine experience.

We suggest stocking your refrigerator with light, crisp & approachable white wines. Consider our first estate grown wine, the Sauvignon Blanc, with a fresh summer salad topped with grilled chicken. Or, try the Viognier for your sushi-themed date night.

Whatever you decide, these whites are a must-have at your Spring table.

Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Our 2012 Sauvignon Blanc opens with tropical fruit, pear, and honeydew on the nose. On the palate, a subtle base of fruits with a hint of white flowers and a ghost of jalapeno, give way to a bright dry finish with nice minerality. The marvelous combination of fruit and acidity make this a very enjoyable wine, that pairs easily with food.

Viognier 2013

This is classic Virginia Viognier, fermented in Bordeaux style, with aromas of nectarine and white blossoms. On the palate, this wine is piquant and alive with stone fruits, kumquat, and maybe we’re a little biased, but there’s a hint of Albemarle Pippin apples in there as well. The finish is clean and mineral driven, with the acidity to pair well with a host of foods from oysters, to mild cheeses, to many simple preparations of seafood, sushi included.

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