7W

Warm and abundantly sunny Old and New World climates like Rhône Valley and Alsace, France; Rioja, Spain; and Santa Barbara County and Sonoma, California produce grapes that see partial or full malolactic fermentation and a mix of oak aging techniques. The wines have a body like half & half, with ripe fruit flavors, and softer acidity. Common varietals include Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier, Viura, Chardonnay, and Gewürztraminer. These wines pair nicely with game meats and earthy vegetables.