Refreshing Wednesday Night Wines

Another week has passed, and tonight you deserve another mid-week wind down with a stellar glass of wine. To toast the middle of the week, and month, raise a glass with one of these refreshing white wines. These wines will also tie you over through this weekend’s Earth Day celebrations, as each is made sustainably. #Cheers to Mother Earth!

Quinta da Chocapalha Arinto from Lisbon, Portugal, is a crisp, zesty, refreshing white wine with energy and juicy appeal. The wine opens with layers of lemon zest, lime blossom, and white flowers, melding with fruit-cocktail flavors on the palate. The wine finishes with a hint of briny salinity thanks to the influence of the Atlantic Ocean on the vines. Crisp and clean, this is the ideal wine to pair with spring salads and fresh seafood.

From Australia’s certified sustainable Yalumba Winery, Yalumba Y Series Viognier is aromatic and vibrant. Where some Viognier wines can feel heavy, weighing down the palate with richness, Yalumba’s option is clean, light, and approachable. Layers of fresh white flowers and stone fruit meld with a hint of spiciness to create a balanced, fresh, delicious wine.

Farming green is more than a lifestyle decision for Soter Vineyards. It also ensures the authenticity of place, and the true character of the grape variety shines through in the wine. Soter Origin Series Pinot Blanc from Willamette Valley is a wine with personality. Unlike some Pinot Blanc wines that can deliver a relatively flat palate, Soter’s option is well-rounded, refined, and filled with juicy fresh fruit. Upon the opening, aromas of peaches and melon lift from the glass, followed by inviting flavors of golden apple, Meyer lemon, and grapefruit, finishing with a hint of salinity.

Certified sustainable by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County is fragrant, topical, and refreshing. It is like taking a vacation in your glass. Aromas of mango and guava are followed by lemon-lime citrus, gooseberry, and lilikoi flavors. Fresh acidity melds with an overall juicy fruit-forward palate, the wine is nicely balanced from start to finish. We love it with fresh crab, shrimp, or oysters on the half-shell.

Allowing the true identity of Chardonnay to shine, Chehalem Winery INOX unoaked Chardonnay is made using only stainless steel for fermentation and aging. The result is a juicy, fruity wine with a clean character. Fresh lemon, green apple, and pear mix with pineapple and mango to create a well-rounded, fruit-filled palate that is bright, clean, and nicely layered with moderate alcohol.

Revealing the best of Willamette Valley, Stoller Family Estates Dundee Hills Chardonnay highlights the elegance of cool climate Dijon clone fruit grown in the volcanic Jory soils of Dundee, creating an inviting white wine. The wine is aged on the lees, bringing in a subtle hint of creaminess which melds with orchard and stone fruit flavors, delivering complete harmony in the glass. We love this wine with roast chicken, fish, or with a feel good episode of Ted Lasso.