Wine is the one fashion accessory that’s always been exempt from the old sartorial rule about no white after Labor Day. Can you picture even the most punctilious of swells giving up his chardonnay just because of the quiet segue from summer to fall? Not a chance.
Besides, that segue is quieter than ever these days, with summer lingering right up to Thanksgiving, especially in California.
In short, there are plenty of sunny days and warm evenings left to savor white wines. Here are several of my favorites gleaned from wine competitions, winery visits and home tastings so far this year: