Wines Dear Old Dad Will Love

Mom #2

Sunday is Father’s Day and my Dad will be 85 years old on his birthday and still looks and feels great.  In a tribute to our Dad’s, here are some wines that I think your Dad will appreciate any day of the year.

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Here is my new wine of the week, and it tops the charts.  Given to me by my good friend Matt Slaney, the Double Decker Red Blend from California is a great wine if your Dad plans to barbecue.  This is a brand new blend for me, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Barbera.   Barbera is very common in Italy, being the 3rd most planted grape, but also grown in California, Australia and now Argentina.  Delicious.  Gorgeous flavors of blackberry, plum and cherry with a hint of oak.  A wonderful wine made by the Wente family of California, who are certified sustainable.  I can’t wait to have this wine again.

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Here’s another fabulous wine I have tried for the first time recently.  I love Meritage wine, as it is Canada and the U.S.’s version of a Bordeaux wine.  The Red Rooster Reserve Meritage is a hardy blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from right here in Canada.  And boy, did they get it right.  If your Dad wants a steak for Father’s Day, here’s a great wine for that.  Bold flavors, full-bodied and delicious smoky notes with full fruit flavors.  Roast beef, braised ribs or even wild game… here’s the wine.

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Here’s a new Italian wine that I found to be utterly delightful.  The Tommasi Surani Heracles Primitivo from the Puglia region of Italy.  Primitivo – Zinfandel… you know how much I love Zinfandel.  This is rich in fruit flavors, medium to full-bodied with some spicy notes.   This wine will pair well with anything from pizza to popcorn to whatever you’re serving for supper!

Jacob's Moscato Rose

Remember the sister that didn’t like wine, and then discovered Nova 7.  Here’s another discovery she made, that she thoroughly enjoyed.  And I tried it, and found it to be a great summer drink.  It’s the Jacob’s Creek Moscato Rose.. slightly effervescent, cool summer shade of pink, lots of berry flavors and so refreshing.  For me, a great drink for the patio and a great appetizer wine.

Johnny & Bailey

So here’s another picture of my Dad, this time with my sister’s Westie named Bailey.  They just love each other, as you can tell.  To all the Dad’s, Step-Dad’s, Adopted Dad’s, and Dad’s to the fur-babies, have a wonderful day and thank you for all that you do.

Till next week, Cheers

Darlene

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