The Best Wines to Drink with Seafood

August 2019
Written By: 
James Ginley

Pair these picks with your delicious seafood dishes

Piper-Heidsieck Brut NV Champagne - Champagne, France, $36

A traditional blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and, for this cuvee, mostly Pinot Noir—it adds structure and body. Notes of almond and citrus on the nose, leading to pear and apple dominating the taste in your mouth. The fruitiness balances with delicate acidity for a rich texture and clean finish. This bubbly will pair well with oysters Rockefeller or any hot or cold shellfish. Rated 92 points by Wine Spectator.

Louis Latour Puligny-Montrachet 2016 - Cote de Beaune, France, $54

This wine, along with other revered White Burgundies, is among the best you can choose to accompany lobster. The nose is intense with vanilla and almonds, with a rounded mouthfeel of cooked apples and hints of white fruits throughout. Complex yet lively, with a creamy and luxurious finish. Rated 91 points by Wine Enthusiast.

Meiomi Pinot Noir 2017 - Monterey, California, $22

Dense fog and sunlight, high wind and a cool ocean breeze combine along the California coast for one of the best growing areas for Pinot Noir. Strawberry fruit aromas lead to mocha and vanilla notes with a bit of oak. Dark and rich berry fruits combine for an elegant, smooth palate. Try it with baked mahi mahi or coho salmon in a rich sauce. So delicious!

Whispering Angel Rosé 2018 - Cotes de Provence, France, $25

Originating from a chateau built in 1201, this elegant but subtle blend comes from old vine Grenache and four other red grapes. A big nose of red berry and light spice, followed by flavors of cherry, jasmine and strawberry on a rosy palate. Definitely a wine for fish dishes with herbal seasonings, such as flounder and sea bass.

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars AVETA Sauvignon Blanc - Napa Valley, California, $29

Fruity aromas of guava, orange and tangerine fill the nose, followed by fresh citrus flavors of lime and pear. Vibrant minerality, with herbal notes and balanced acidity on the palate. Medium-body, with a spritzy finish. An easy choice for just about any seafood dish. Earned a 90 point rating from Wine & Spirits.