Best Wines for Father’s Day
On Father’s Day, tempt Dad’s palate with a bottle of fine wine, whether he prefers rich reds, refreshing whites or crisp rosés. To honor fathers everywhere, many of our selections come from family estates where winemaking skills are handed down from generation to generation.
Explore GAYOT’s list of the Top 10 Father’s Day Wines to find the best bottles to toast your pop!
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1. JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset No. 21
Origin: Burgundy, France
Created by wine collector Jean-Charles Boisset, who numbers each of his wines, JCB No. 21 is named after the French government’s department number for Burgundy’s Côte-d’Or, his hometown. This sparkling wine is a brut blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and is made according to the traditional method for Crémant de Bourgogne. It has aromas of almond, white flower and vanilla, with flavors of crisp green apple and stone fruit, accompanied by a burst of firm bubbles.
For more information, visit the Boisset Collection official website.
2. Penfolds 2014 Bin 311 Tumbarumba Chardonnay
Origin: New South Wales, Australia
The Penfolds 2014 Bin 311 Chardonnay comes from the cool climate region of Tumbarumba, and has been in production since the 1990s. This white wine has hints of lemon, peach and pear on the nose, and has a crisp flavor blended with notes of nutty oak.
For more information, visit the Penfolds official website.
3. Martian Ranch & Vineyard 2013 Down to Earth Rosé
Origin: Los Alamos, California
A 100 percent Syrah blend, the Martian Ranch & Vineyard 2013 Down to Earth Rosé is brimming with the aroma of wild flowers and tropical flavors like star fruit and kiwi. This rosé has a layered and silky texture with an acidic finish. It is best paired with Cobb salad, bacon or baked chicken.
For more information, visit the Martian Ranch & Vineyard official website.
4. Ritual 2015 Pinot Noir
Origin: Casablanca Valley, Chile
This medium-bodied Pinot Noir has bright fruit flavors with floral, cranberry and raspberry aromas. Made with hand-harvested grapes and fermented with wild yeast, the wine offers a smooth, velvety finish.
For more information, visit the Ritual Wines official website.
5. Trefethen Family Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: Napa, California
This vibrant, ruby-red Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of blackberry, dried fruit and red currant. On the palate, there are flavors of chocolate and black pepper with notes of earth and herb. The silky and ripe texture of the wine makes it a great pairing for red meat, duck, mushrooms or roasted tomatoes.
For more information, visit the Trefethen Family Vineyards official website.
6. Truett Hurst 2011 Dry Creek Red Rooster Zinfandel
Origin: Dry Creek Valley, CA
Composed of 100 percent Zinfandel, this wine offers subtle hints of cracked pepper spice with a fruit-forward palate of boysenberry and fresh blackberry.
For more information, visit the Truett Hurst official website.
7. Brian Carter Cellars 2011 Le Coursier
Origin: Columbia Valley, Washington
Brian Carter Cellars 2011 Le Coursier is a Merlot-based Bourdeaux-style blend with aromas of blackberry, cherry and plum. There are hints of leather and spice on the palate, which lead to a smooth, long finish. This medium-bodied red blend is best paired with braised lamb shanks.
For more information, visit the Brian Carter Cellars official website.
8. Château Patache d’Aux 2009 Médoc
Origin: Bourdeaux, France
The Chevaliers d’Aux, descendants of the Comtes d’Armagnac, were the first owners of this estate in 1632. Today, countless Bordeaux wines are produced by the winery. The Château Patache d’Aux 2009 Médoc is comprised of 60 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 30 percent Merlot, 7 percent Cabernet Franc and 3 percent Petit Verdot. This robust red wine has hints of cherry, black currant, thyme and tobacco with an earthy and soft finish.
For more information, visit the Château Patache d’Aux official website.
9. Alamos 2014 Malbec
Origin: Alamos, Argentina
Crafted with grapes from the best of Mendoza’s high-altitude vineyards, this Malbec is blended with small portions of Syrah and Bonarda. It has flavors of plum, dark cherry and blackberry, with hints of brown spice and vanilla.
For more information, visit the Alamos official website.
10. Blandy’s 5-Year-Old Bual Madeira
Origin: Madeira, Portugal
Blandy’s 5-Year-Old Bual Madeira is made from fermented Bual grapes and aged in American oak casks. This medium-bodied fortified wine, similar to a Port, entices with aromas of caramel, vanilla and dried fruit, along with flavors of hazelnut, fig and honey. It is best paired with dessert, fruit and cheeses.
For more information, visit the Blandy’s official website.