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Off-Beat Summer Wines

Southern Florida Reporter

July 1, 2018

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Red wines like beaujolais and pinot noir are nice to sip, too, but the coolness and fresh acidity of white wine makes for a great foil to warmer temperatures. In today’s column, we mostly step aside from the traditional grape varieties – chardonnay, pinot grigio and sauvignon blanc – to offer 15 off-beat suggestions to get you into summer dreaming:

Inman Family OGV Estate Pinot Noir 2015 ($73). We just love the wines from Kathy Inman because they are so well balanced. Even this reserve from Olivet Grange Vineyard isn’t overblown with extracted, bold fruit like so many pinots. Instead, it is refined with red berry notes, that umami character and hints of pomegranate and herbs. Very long finish with a dash of mineral.