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Autumn Wines

As the season changes and the leaves fall, you may be tempted to swap out your white wines for reds.  But, says who?  There are no rules to this.  And as white wine loyals out there already know, white wine is not just a warm-weather sipper.  Local winery, JAINE, solely focuses on white wines, rose and sparkling, and is the first in our state to do so.   Here are a few of their favorite picks to show that indeed fall and white wine can go hand in hand.

2019 Jaine Cottage Blanc de Blanc

Grape varietal: 100% Chardonnay

Flavor?  Salty citrus and stone fruits

Aroma? Citrus, stone fruit, and chalky minerality. Swirling adds white blossoms, white peach, and lychee.

Tastes best with? Creamy cheeses, tuna tartar, shrimp cocktail, crab, salad

Overall: As celebrations ramp up for the holidays, bubbles are always a great pairing.  This is a stunning Blanc de Blanc for those who prefer laser-like precision in their sparkling wines.  

2021 Jaine Laura Lee Sauvignon Blanc   

Grape varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Flavor? Grapefruit, white peaches, tangy lemon and a flinty finish.

Aroma? Aromas of gooseberry, lemongrass, lychee, Asian pear, with greener notes of grass and green bell pepper

Tastes best with? Oysters, scallops, sushi, hard cheeses

Overall: Despite what most believe, oysters are best consumed in the fall / winter months!  The mouthfeel is generous with a flavorful mid-pallet, long and dry finish, and lingering acidity. 

2019 Jaine Cottage Reserve Chardonnay

Grape varietal: 100% Chardonnay

Flavor? Lemon curd, Asian pear, crème fraiche, green melon and apple

Aroma? Green apple, fresh pineapple, limestone and marzipan

Tastes best with? Pates, creamy soups, mushroom risotto, cheese platters

Overall: The wine is a medium yellow to pale gold in color with brisk acidity and an elegant texture.