Looking for the perfect bottle of wine to gift your Mum this Mother's Day? Look no further! In this article, we will recommend 5 bottles of fine wine that are sure to please. Whether you are looking for a red, white, or sparkling wine, we have you covered.
Our selection includes some of the best wines from California and Argentina, so you can rest assured that your Mum will love them. Read on for more information about each wine, and be sure to pick up a few bottles before Mother’s Day arrives!
Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay 40th Anniversary
This chardonnay from Grgich Hills Estate is the perfect choice for Mum. Grgich Hills is located in the heart of Napa Valley, and has been producing award-winning wines for over 40 years.
This chardonnay is no exception – it has won multiple awards and was even named “Wine of the Year” by the San Francisco Chronicle. It’s also a limited-edition wine, so you’ll want to pick up a bottle (or two) before they’re all gone.
The Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay 40th Anniversary is a beautiful golden color, with aromas of citrus and honeysuckle. On the palate, it is well-balanced and has a long, creamy finish with aromas of ripe fruit and vanilla.
The palate is full and round, with flavors of citrus and oak. This wine is sure to please any chardonnay lover, and it would be perfectly paired with roasted chicken or salmon.
- Vintage – 2014
- Alcohol value – 14.1% ABV
- Region – Napa Valley, CA
- Type – White wine (Chardonnay)
Sine Qua Non-Distenta I Syrah 2019
This syrah from Sine Qua Non is a stunning example of California winemaking. Sine Qua Non is known for its exceptional syrahs, and this wine does not disappoint.
Located in Ventura County, the grapes for this wine are grown in rocky, well-drained soils. This terroir gives the wine its signature minerality and beautiful structure because the vines have to work hard to find nutrients in the rocky soils. This leads to small, intensely flavored grapes that make for a delicious wine.
It has a deep purple color, the nose is full of dark fruits and spice, with aromas of blackberry, blueberry, and violets. The palate is full-bodied and powerful, with flavors of dark fruits and spice. This wine would be perfectly paired with a grilled steak or lamb chops.
- Vintage – 2019
- Alcohol value – 15% ABV
- Region – Ventura County, USA
- Type – Red Wine (Syrah)
Simi Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
This cabernet sauvignon from Simi is a classic example of Alexander Valley winemaking. The vineyard is located in the heart of the Alexander Valley in Sonoma County, and the climate is ideal for growing cabernet sauvignon.
The terroir of the Alexander Valley is known for producing wines with great depth of flavor and this cabernet sauvignon is no exception.
Simi Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 86% cabernet sauvignon, 12% merlot, and a touch of Petit Verdot. The wine shows aromas of blackberry, cassis, and dark chocolate.
The palate is full-bodied with firm tannins and flavors of blackberry, cassis, and dark chocolate. This cabernet sauvignon would be perfectly paired with a grilled steak or lamb chops.
- Vintage – 2018
- Alcohol Value – 14.5% ABV
- Region – Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
- Type – Red Wine (Cabernet Sauvignon)
Antica Terra ‘Botanica’ Pinot Noir
This pinot noir from Antica Terra is a beautiful example of Oregon winemaking. Antica Terra is an Oregon wine estate that is committed to making low-intervention wines.
This low-intervention approach means that the winemakers use very little technology in the cellar and let the grapes express themselves as naturally as possible. The result is a pinot noir that shows the beautiful aromas of red fruits, flowers, and spices.
The ‘Botanica’ Pinot Noir is a single vineyard wine that was aged for 11 months in 100% French oak barrels, 40% of which were new and the others were one to three years old.
The use of these barrels gives the wine its beautiful aromas of violets, dark cherry, and baking spices.
This pinot noir has aromas of red fruits, spices, and earthy minerals. The palate is medium-bodied with soft tannins and a long, elegant finish. This wine would be perfectly paired with roasted chicken or grilled salmon.
This wine is a great example of what an Oregon Pinot Noir can achieve and would be a perfect gift for any mother who loves red wine.
- Vintage – 2016
- Alcohol Value – 13% ABV
- Region – Willamette Valley, Oregon
- Type – Red Wine (Pinot Noir)
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Malbec
The Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Malbec is a deep, dark wine with intense aromas of blackberry, plum, and chocolate.
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard is located in the high-altitude region of Mendoza, Argentina. Argentina is famous for its Malbec wines, and the Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Malbec is a prime example of why.
The terroir of Mendoza gives this wine its distinctive flavor profile of dark fruits and chocolate because of the high elevation and the rocky, mineral-rich soils.
The Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Malbec is a full-bodied wine with firm tannins. It will benefit from being decanted for an hour or two before being served.
On the nose, you’ll get aromas of blackberry, plum, and chocolate. On the palate, you’ll taste flavors of dark fruits, chocolate, and coffee. This wine will pair well with grilled meats or hearty stews.
- Vintage – 2016
- Alcohol Value – 14.5% ABV
- Region – Mendoza, Argentina
- Type – Red Wine (Malbec)