We are in a state of limbo as temperatures fluctuate between seasons. For now, everything goes – red, white and pink. It’s a good idea to keep the trio on hand to uncork while Mother Nature settles into fall. It’s never a smooth transition from sandals to boots, crisp whites to hearty reds. When in doubt, uncork everything.

Rodney Strong, 2014 Cooley Ranch, North Coast, Sonoma County Syrah, 14.5%, $30. A complex syrah with a range of flavors – cassis, blackberry toast and espresso. A unique style of syrah, less boisterous, more supple.

Merriam Vineyard, 2016 Russian River Valley, Rosé of Pinot Noir, 13.6%, 20. This is a pretty rosé with tangy cherry coupled with mineral. Its crisp acidity and tart fruit makes it a knockout. Well crafted.

Amapola Creek, 2013 Monte Rosso Vineyards, Sonoma Valley Zinfandel, 16%, $48. An earthy, layered zin with a range of flavors. A bit meaty, with notes of black cherry and pepper. Well crafted. Impressive.

Quivira Vineyard, 2016 Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc, $17. A dry sauvignon blanc with zesty fruit. Notes of peach, grass and a hint of vanilla. Generous fruit. Bright acid. Pretty.

Presqu’ile, 2016 Santa Maria Valley Sauvignon Blanc, 13.3%, $22. A grassy sauvignon blanc with bright, tangy aromas of lemongrass and fresh squeezed lime. Slightly softer on the palate with notes of honeydew and herbs. Zesty.

If you go to elk

Where to stay

Harbor House Inn: Rooms from $350, prix-fixe dinner $150; 5600 S. Highway 1, Elk; 800-720-7474, theharborhouseinn.com

Where to eat

The Elk Store: Deli and grocery, 6101 Highway 1, Elk; 707-877-3544, theelkstore.com

What to see

Greenwood State Beach Visitor Center and Museum: 5980 Highway 1, Elk; hours vary; 707-937-5804

The Artist’s Collective: 6031 Highway 1, Elk; 707-877-1128, artists-collective.ne