Generally speaking, I love red wines as much as whites, but summertime is the one season when I have a preference for white wine. Few things surpass the gratification of sipping a smooth, crisp, cool white while basking under the warm sunshine.

St. Supéry's 2008 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc ($18) is exactly what I'm talking about. Perfect for pairing with picnic foods like roasted beet salad, grilled vegetable muffalettas, or provoleta, this pale, straw-colored Sauvignon Blanc has notes of lime, grass, tropical fruits, and pear. It ends with a tart, clean finish.

Do you find yourself drinking more Sauvignon Blanc during warm weather? Have you ever tried St. Supéry's version?