Like a fine wine, fathers only get better with age. This Father’s Day (6/18), make a special toast to dad with these delicious wines from Moet Hennessy Estates & Wines.
Each wine is complex and delightfully different, so there’s something for everyone. Whether you need a gift or a pairing for your Father’s Day BBQ, this collection of wines will have you covered.
For the trendsetter:
Newton Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon – Spring Mountain (SRP: $190)
Part of a trio of new releases from Newton Vineyard, this single-origin Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the Spring Mountain Vineyard in Napa Valley. Newton Vineyard returns to its routes using grapes solely from its founding vineyard on Spring Mountain and refocusing on Cabernet This rich red wine is both balanced and wild, with hints of herbs, mulberry, and violets. Complex yet approachable, the Single Vineyard Spring Mountain Cabernet makes a perfect pairing with grilled red meat. This bottle is the perfect gift for a dad who loves to try new wines and likes to impress his family, friends, and colleagues with a limited release.
For the wine collector:
2013 Cheval des Andes (SRP: $99)
This “Grand Cru” of the Andes is a joint venture between legendary Bordeaux Chateau Cheval Blanc and Terrazas de los Andes of Argentina. The blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Peitit Verdot yields a powerful yet elegant wine with balanced complexity, aromatic precision, and presence of soft and delicate tannins. Dad will be thrilled to add this elegant age-worthy wine to his cellar!
For the international man of mystery:
Bodega Numanthia – Numanthia 2012 (SRP: $72.99)
Numanthia 2012 from Bodega Numanthia in the rocky Toro region of Spain has been widely praised by top wine critics, receiving a score of 93 points from Wine Spectator and 92 points from Wine Advocate. This lush red is both sweet and subtly spicy, containing notes of dark fruits, cocoa, black pepper, and cassis. On the palate, Numanthia 2012 is very structured, and its evolution is vigorous and round with a fresh finish. This complex wine makes a great Father’s Day gift for a dad who loves to travel and taste flavors from around the world.
For the grill master:
2015 Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec (SRP: $19.99)
Terrazas grows Malbec at the ideal elevation for maximum flavor and aroma and optimum quality. On the nose, ripe fruits such as fig and raspberry are combined with floral notes of violet. On the palate, delicate and pleasant tannins with a marmalade finish. This wine classically pairs with grilled red meat or pork.
Chef Aarón Sánchez created a delicious recipe for butterflied steak that pairs perfectly with this wine. Please don’t hesitate to reach out for a full recipe if interested!
For the outdoorsy dad:
2014 Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir (SRP: $39.99)
This light-bodied red is a balanced and lively expression of Pinot Noir from the Marlborough region of New Zealand. Aromas of rose, violet, and fruit ranging from ripe berry to dark cherry and plum complement a seamless structure and concentrated palate, framed with ripe silky tannins and herbal notes. This wine will transport your nature-loving Dad to its scenic country of origin.