“The beauty of daylight-saving time is that it just makes everyone feel sunnier.” — Edward MarkeyMemorial Day is the official kick-off for summer. Parducci Small Lot Blend Chardonnay is a wine that will make you feel sunnier (even if you’re stuck in the coastal grey of June Gloom). The wine is fresh with clear fruit flavors of apple and pear. With a price of just over a ten-spot, it’s a wine you’ll want to stock up on. Grab a glass and a plate of Meyer Lemon Crab Salad as you watch the sun set and listen to “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” from the perennial boys of summer, the Beach Boys.
The details: 13.5% alcohol. Cork closure. Appellation: Mendocino County. Varietal: chardonnay. Suggested retail: $11 USD, available direct from Parducci or select retailers. The wine was provided as a media sample.