Fact: Texas is known for producing some fine viogniers, and this one from McPherson Cellars in Lubbock is at the top of the heap. A crisp, clean wine with plenty of fruit flavors and a screwcap, it is full-bodied without being oily or unctuous. Aromas of pear and apricot give way to bright acid on the tongue. Cost is $14 a bottle.
Feeling: Cut through the rest of the summer heat with a wine that’s bright and refreshing, yet sturdy enough to stand up to fall fare, such as pumpkin ravioli or corn chowder. I’ve had several bottles of this over the past few months, and each has been a delight.