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Whether it’s something to pop open when you get home from work, or an incentive to sit outside for a few minutes, every wine drinker should have a few options on hand for easy-drinking, summer sippers. These are the sorts of bottles that you don’t need to debate opening. You can simply uncork (or twist off) and enjoy.
Here, 10 of our favorite, easy-drinking summer wines.
Allan Hancock 2020 Albariño (Santa Barbara County); $14. Find at Wine-Searcher. These college students are cranking out extremely competitive wines, including this crisp take… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Hahn 2020 Pinot Gris (California); $15. Buy at Vivino. Refreshing and slightly crisp, this appealing and tangy wine shows citrus and green-apple flavors… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Iris Vineyards 2020 Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley); $16. Buy at Vivino. The aromas bring notes of flower and pink grapefruit. The flavors are broad with pleasing acidity… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Jean-Luc Colombo 2021 Cape Bleue Rosé (Mediterranée); $15. Buy at Vivino. A blend of 67% Syrah and 33% Mourvèdre sourced from vineyards outside of Marseille, this is a svelte… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Kendall-Jackson 2020 Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay (California); $17. Buy at Wine.com. This medium bodied, barrel-fermented wine offers light, toasted oak aromas, attractive… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Nautilus 2021 Twin Islands Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough); $17. Buy at Vivino. The entry-level Sauvignon of this well-respected estate, it’s a creamy, fruity little number with boisterous peach… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Rack & Riddle NV Brut Sparkling (California); $13. Buy at Wine.com. An attractive, toasty aroma and a good sense of maturity give extra flavor emphasis to this… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Rodney Strong 2020 Charlotte’s Home Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma County); $17. Buy at Vivino. This wine has a fleshy roundness to it, balanced by moderate acidity. Melon, pineapple, pear… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Santa Carolina 2019 Carolina Reserva Carmenère (Cachapoal Valley); $10. Find at Wine-Searcher. This Carmenère is aromatic yet delicate. Plum, blackberry and tobacco are part of the bouquet… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Sunny with a Chance of Flowers 2020 Pinot Noir (Monterey); $17. Buy at Vivino. For being a wine that’s had its alcohol reduced, this Pinot Noir can grapple with “regular” wines… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW