10 Mid-Atlantic White Wines For Summertime


1. 2012 Stainless Steel Aged Chardonnay, Brooklyn Winery


213 N 8th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Light in color but intense in aromatics and flavor. Essence of grapefruit, fresh picked strawberries and wet fresh water river stones along with hits of honeydew melon and white peach. Very well balanced with bright acidity and creamy texture.

2. 2008 Blanc de Blanc, Trump Winery


100 Grand Cru Dr, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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The nose begins with pear and moves into a biscuity aroma. The long and creamy finely-beaded mouth feel is perfectly balanced with crisp acidity. The palate reveals beautiful grapefruit and lemon along with subtle hints of pastries.

3. Southern Roots, Slack Wines


16040 Woodlawn Ln, Ridge, Maryland 20680
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Southern Roots is as rich as a classic Sauternes, with the richness of honey and apricots imparted but lower sugar. Wow, what a lovely wine.

4. 2013 Viognier, Jefferson Vineyards


1353 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Aromas of peach, honeysuckle and grilled pineapple fill the nose, while the palate evokes the essence of soft peach, kiwi, and lime. This wine pairs well with grilled seafood or spicy Thai.

5. 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards


5022 Plank Rd, North Garden, Virginia 22959
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2013 Sauvignon Blanc offers a balanced, nuanced sense of fruit forward with slight essence of herbs and great nose.

6. 1634 Chardonnay, Port of Leonardtown Winery


23190 Newtowne Neck Rd, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650
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This full-bodied wine has a luxurious mouthfeel that pairs well with baked Maryland seafood, pestos, creamy pastas, or risotto.

7. 2013 V2, Keswick Vineyards


1575 Keswick Winery Dr, Keswick, VA 22947
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Straw in color, the nose is quite tropical with papaya and mango aromas being especially dominant.

8. 2012 Cayuga White, Fridays Creek Winery


3485 Chaneyville Road, Owings, MD 20736
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A Crisp and well balanced wine with the aromas and subtle fruit flavors of apricot and fig.

9. Chloche, Wisdom Oak Winery


3613 Walnut Branch Ln, North Garden, VA 22959
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The very embodiment of summer. Go on, take a sip. Lose yourself in its bright, almost effervescent acidity, which persists as its palate unfolds, revealing notes of grapefruit, eucalyptus and pineapple that’ll blow comfort-waist pants clean off.

10. Chardonnay, Running Hare Vineyard


150 Adelina Rd, Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678
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Running Hare Vineyard’s Chardonnay is crafted with minimal oak influence, to allow the bright fruit characteristics of the Chardonnay grape to shine through. Fresh citrus and pear aromas lead to a nicely balanced and smooth expression in your mouth.

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