March 27, 2022 by Arden Montgomery
Best Wines for Spring
The days in the northern hemisphere are starting to lengthen. The Spring equinox is right around the corner, and many of us are getting a head start on the more tedious March/April/May activities – taxes, spring cleaning, closet purges, and so on.
But with the post-hibernative responsibilities rung in by warmer weather, there is an equal number of fun things that make their debut alongside the new growth and blooming flowers: cute outfits unobstructed by bulky winter wear, sunset picnics on the lawn, and best of all, a delicious selection of light-bodied wines that are just perfect for spring.
We have a little while longer to wait before we release our springtime picks for 2022. But in the meantime, here are 6 divine wines from the Argaux collection that will last you all springtime long: from Easter Sunday to your final exams.
Best wines for spring
- We’ve put together our list of ‘gaux-to wines to help you enjoy these sunny days and breezy nights, and we curated a six pack with one of each to help make stocking up for Spring as easy as can be…Our Seasonal Six packs have been named Best Seasonal-Wine Subscription by New York Magazine’s The Strategist
‘Their seasonal packages come out once a quarter and deliver six selections curated specifically for the scenarios you’re likely to find yourself in during those months.” – Dominique Pariso and Emma Wartzman, The Strategist
Seasonal Six: Spring Edition includes a wine for all your Spring activities…
For Sunday Brunch: 2020 Storm Santa Barbara County Rosé
For Taco Night: 2020 Norris Ribbon Ridge Dry Riesling
For your Alfresco Dinner Party: 2020 Caruso y Minini Catarrato Sicilia Naturalmente Bianco
For Opening Day: 2020 Athletes du Vin Pinot Noir
For Your Memorial Day BBQ: 2020 Domaine Lionel Collines Rhodaniennes Syrah
For Your Weekend Roadtrip: 2020 Produttori Di Manduria Electric Bee Primitivo
Here are some other fun wines for spring worth checking out…
- 2020 Cargaux Pinot Noir – $45
We love a glass or two of Pinot in the early months of spring. Offering a lighter bodied red, this grape varietal won’t bog you down while you’re shaking off the wintertime drowsies, but maintains many of the Christmas-adjacent flavors and textures we grew to love over the previous season.
Our very own Cargaux Pinot Noir blends the best of both worlds in its flavor profile: the aromatics fuse autumnal pomegranate with summery rose petals, while on the tongue you will experience a multi-seasonal spread of orange peel, fruitcake fruit, and fresh plums.
Once the snow melts, take this wine onto the deck with you and enjoy alongside some grilled brats or cheeseburgers.
- 2019 Cherrier Frères Sancerre Rouge Pinot Noir – $28
Pinot Noir numéro deux on our list will find a permanent place on your table after you take your first sip. It’s that good, and it’s super accessible for those who are still new to the world of wines.
Florals and red fruits in the nose and a smooth tannic experience on the tongue flanked by flavors of black cherry and baking spice presents the perfect way to welcome warmer weather into your home. We want to see all of our patrons taking this bottle with them on at least one springtime charcuterie picnic.
- 2019 Edaphos Elder Springs Petite Arvine – $46
Speaking of picnics, we’re confident that this is the bottle featured in Manet’s infamous Le Déjeuner sur l’Herbe. If oenophiles can bring themselves to disrupt the perfect scene that is this voluptuous green bottle and gorgeous label design, they will find themselves handsomely rewarded with a glass of liquid gold.
The nose is herbaceous and fruity, and the palate is as silky as you could ever want, offering more flavors of fruit and flowers on the tongue.
Pair with all your cheesy, salty springtime indulgences, or make an elegant entrance back into the world with a seafood side.
- 2020 Field Recordings ‘SKINS’ Orange Wine – $22
Sun’s out, buns out, as the saying goes, and as we strip down for some much needed sun-on-skin contact, it’s time for this beautiful bottle to grace our tables, lawn chairs, picnic blankets, and deck railings.
This skin-contact (orange!) wine pushes stone fruit and citrus flavors, reminiscent of a fuzzy navel cocktail in viticultural form. Field Recordings is meant to be sipped outside, and pairs perfectly with fresh cheeses, green-heavy salads, and a day at the river.
- 2019 Vignerons Ardéchois ‘Les Classiques’ Chardonnay – $20
Light, sporty, and best served chilled, this defiant Chardonnay resists the stereotypes of the genre with an incredible freshness and crispness that nonetheless fronts fruity flavors that classic Chards are known for.
This wine is definitely for sharing, so bring a couple bottles to your inaugural springtime barbecue. Pair with fresh fruits, charcuterie boards (duh), and a chilled pasta salad.
- 2020 Par Fore the Course New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc – $17
A testament to New Zealand’s wine expertise, this grassy wine is ideal for celebrating the Equinox, bringing all the smells and flavors we love into one bottle. Extraordinarily fresh with an acidic finish, enjoy a sampling of mowed lawns, pineapple, guava, citrus, and a smattering of florals while you down this bev all the way to the 18th hole.
If your putting green has a food truck pod nearby, this is the wine to take with you. Pairs with spicy tacos, sushi burritos, and fried chicken.
Argaux can help
If you’re looking for a curated viticultural springtime experience, Argaux has a number of hand-selected wine boxes that will match exquisitely with the warming (and cooling, and warming again) weather.
California and the Mediterranean Coast are both famous for their long months of sunshine that helps their grapes to incorporate flavors unique to both regions. Among our travel sets are the ‘Gaux to California and ‘Gaux to the Italy kits that offer a selection of fair-weather wines to transport you to the blossoming California hills, and the blue waters of the Med.
Or if your favorite part of springtime is intense study and final exams, you may prefer our Blind Wine Tasting Kit, which lets you have fun, sip wine, and learn all about the art of tasting, all at once.