April 17, 2016
The 7 Ideal Wines For Mother's Day
While we shouldn’t need an excuse to celebrate Mom, Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to lavish praise upon the special woman in our life. And there’s no better way to celebrate Mom than with a fantastic bottle of wine made by a female winemaker. So grab a bottle off of this list and toast to the woman that helped make everything in your life possible.
Inman Family Winery Russian River Chardonnay
ChardonnayThis is the perfect wine for a lazy Sunday brunch. At only 12.2% alcohol, this wine delivers clean, elegant flavors that are reminiscent of Chablis. A California oak bomb this wine is not. It will convert anyone who claims to not like Chardonnay.
Corison Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
At an almost $100 price point, we recognize this wine is a splurge, but isn’t Mom worth it? Made by famed winemaker Cathy Corison, this wine is an age-worthy beauty full of rich flavors of blackcurrant, plums, cherries, leather and chocolate.
Arianna Occhipinti SP68
This is the perfect red to kick off the summer. It’s light, bright flavors of raspberry and cherry waft from the glass with an intoxicating aroma that makes you want to take sip after sip. Enjoy with a slight chill on the beach and Mom will be in heaven.
Veuve Clicquot NV
Every mom needs champagne on Mother’s Day, so grab a bottle of Champagne made famous by the widow (veuve) who put this Champagne house on the map. Widowed at the age of 27, Madame Clicquot revolutionized Champagne production, and the product was named in her honor.
A Tribute To Grace Grenache
The tannins in this wine are beautifully restrained with scents of strawberries and rosewater. It’s a pretty wine that’s a wonderful reflection of the California Central Coast.
Antica Terra ‘Botanica’ Pinot Noir
Maggie Harrison’s wines are full of Nuance, just like Mom. This is a wine that tastes the way Pinot Noir should taste, with great acidity and flavors of plum, red raspberry and black tea.
Simi Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Made by Susan Lueker and Lisa Evich, this wine has a bright, and juicy with soft tannins that make this full-bodied wine seem incredibly light on its feet. It’s a great bottle for a Mother’s Day dinner.