|Coppola's Diamond Collectin 2012 Pinot Grigio pairs great |
with freesh, herby frittata and garden tomatoes.
NOW IS THE TIME to drink in every last bit of summer -- including some of those crisp California whites that make this state famous for great wines.
Actually, my wine glass overflowed this summer -- literally -- thanks to my participation in the June California Wine Appellation Specialist course. As I studied the geography, soil types and weather patterns from one end of the state to the other, I gained a much greater understanding of why one wine is better than the next.
This Pinot Grigio from Coppola, for example, has bright acidity and a gorgeous citrus backdrop -- thanks to the ocean breezes that blow in from Monterey Bay, cooling the grapes and preserving their acidity as they reach perfect ripeness.
The wine is crisp enough to cut through rich, creamy and cheesy dishes, but it's also great with a fresh, herby frittata. Find it at most wine stores and many supermarkets. $16.