Show Your Love: Fathers' Day Gift Wine Selections
Wine makes an elegant statement as a gift; it also conveys appreciation. Honor Dad this Fathers' Day with a nice bottle - one that he wouldn't necessarily buy for himself. Shopping for a gift such as this should be fun - you may approach from a thematic perspective, such as, "Favorite Wines/Varietals," to "If Dad were a wine, he would be..." to "We share a love for this Book/Movie/Location and it's represented in this bottle."
You can also turn the tables and select a varietal that he may not have tried, thus making you the teacher and he the student! Most of all, have fun together.
Here are five diverse picks that we've selected for this fine June celebration:
G.d. Vajra Barolo 'albe' 2007
Medium to full-bodied with fair length; fruity character and minerality shine through. Young, sweeter tannins, this wine is noted as a frontrunner and great value of 2007 Italian vintages.
Piedmont, Italy $36.00
2008 La Peira en Damaisella Les Obriers de la Peira
Composed 59% of Cinsualt and 41% of Carignan varietals, this wine has notes of fresh flowers and minerals. Incredibly well-balanced - acid, tannin, and fruit harmonize to a clean finish.
Languedoc-Rousillon, France, $28.00
Vina Almaviva 2008
Rich, with red and deep purple berry notes, this wine has firm and developed tannins for a strong backbone and long length.
Maipo Valley, Chile, $120.00
Weingut Willi Schaefer Riesling 'Graacher Domprobst' No. 7 Kabinett 2007
Nose of pear, green apples, lemon, and minerals. Nice balance of sweetness and acidity; light bodied, with a long finish. Average rating of 89 on cellartracker.com.
Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany, $30.00
Gurrutxaga Txakoli Bizkaiko Txakolina 2010
Crisp, with notes of green: grass, fruits, and fennel. Acidic yet lengthy, it is a leaner wine than other wines from the subregion.
Basque, Spain, $21.00
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