While autumn doesn’t officially begin until Sept. 21, we all know what the real deal is. Summer begins Memorial Day weekend and ends on Labor Day. Even the weather, usually, plays along. So while we wait for the official arrival of autumn lets turn our attention to the wines we’ll be welcoming it with.
I know the idea of wines being seasonal is kind of misplaced, after all a late-afternoon snack of goat cheese calls for a glass of sauvignon blanc whether it’s summer or winter, but we do tend to drink certain wines at certain times of the year, in no small part because our diet changes with the seasons. As it gets colder our diet gets richer, heavier, and often more deeply flavored, and our wines have to keep up, but we don’t want to jump headfirst into the wines of winter do we? No, of course not. That would be silly, and what would I write about in 13 weeks time when we are awaiting the arrival of winter? No, today let’s focus on some unusual middleweight wines that are perfect as our warm days transition into cool nights.
— Gregory Dal Piaz, Snooth