Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards
It's hot out there, people. Time to set aside the big, bold reds and focus on something cool, clean and refreshing. Enter Nebbia, Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards' dry white blend that seems tailor-made for the dog days of summer.
This winery is one of my absolute favorites, tucked in a cozy corner of the East Texas Piney Woods in a town called Pittsburg. Owner and winemaker Jeff Sneed is a talented (and seriously hilarious) guy who knows his way around a vineyard - I'm also a fan of his Grand Reserve Meritage and Chardonnay. Today, however, we'll stay focused on the smooth and luscious Nebbia. Its notes of peaches and cream, touted on the label, really shine when the wine is served a little less than straight-out-the-fridge frosty. Try it poolside or out on the deck; just make sure you've got good cell reception, so you can call and thank me :)
This friendly Nebbia and all of Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards wines are just a click away on the winery's website. The prices are right, and your little box of heaven will arrive within days. You could also make a day trip of it, and visit Jeff and his lovely wife Dana at their gorgeous vineyard and tasting room. They even have sweet little cabins if you decide to sleep over.