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Last Sips of Summer Whites

As summer winds to a close, we wanted to give extra special attention to two lovely bottles of white wine, perfectly suited for late August sipping.

Hedges CMS White
Varietals: 75% Sauvignon Blanc, with small amounts of Chardonnay and Marsanne.
Region: Columbia Valley, Washington
Price: $11.99
A blended white with Sauvignon Blanc dominating over 75% of the wine. Rounding out the blend is a touch of chardonnay accompanied by just a pinch of Marsanne. Beautifully structured with wonderful Sauvignon Blanc fruit character, the mouth feel has a delicate balance of gentle acidity and defined herbal sophistication.

La Cappuccina Soave D.O.C.
Varietal: Garganega
Region: Verona, Italy
Price: $9.99
In this Soave, we find all the typical characteristics of the classic Soave grape, Garganega, as it grows in Verona. But, especially, we can recognize its area of origin: the black earth of the Alpone Valley. It is a character that infuses every wine from here with pronounced aromatic qualities and precise perfumes, with dominant notes of citrus fruits and mineral, along with hints of tropical fruits and hawthorne. Serving tip: Soave likes to be served very chilled, around 50°F. Certified Organic.

By: CV, The Wine Guy

CV, The Wine GuyCV is our resident wine guy and our newest cheese specialist. And he’s here to give you generous, succinct, friendly advice on wines (and cheese). CV is quick to say that he’s not a wine “expert” — he’s not the person to go to for fancy terminology — but he does know wine, and approaches it with robust energy and a desire to match wine with people, food, and experiences.