With Mother’s Day right around the corner (yes, this year Mother’s Day is May 9) it’s time to start thinking about something special to gift for the occasion. Say “cheers” to mom with a bottle of wine – and look no further than our suggestions for the best kinds of wine for every type of mom.
For the Ultimate Caregiver
Seghesio Family Vineyards 2018 Home Ranch Zinfandel ($60)
Every bottle of Zinfandael made by Seghesio is a realization of the dreams and aspirations of an Italian immigrant who came to Sonoma County in the late 19thcentury to build a family and a future. Today, family is more important than ever before – the one you’re born into and the one you choose. The family with whom you celebrate the big days and the everyday. The 2018 Home Ranch Zinfandel is perfect for mother figures who give everything every day. This wine is crafted with laser-like focus and simple, high-quality ingredients. Intense aromatics of currant and plum are complemented by savory notes of black olive, anise and allspice. A bright entry of briary black raspberry gives way to a bold palate of supple, lively tannins and a powerful, lingering finish. If a special Mother’s Day dinner is in the cards, the 2018 Home Ranch Zinfandel pairs well with rich and meaty short ribs, braised pork belly, or gnocchi gorgonzola.
For the Mom that Radiates #GoodVibes
Malene 2019 Malene Rosé ($25)
Inspired by the classic Rosés of Provence, the winegrowing region in Southern France renowned for its vibrant, beautifully-hued wines, Malene sources traditional Rosé grape varietals —Grenache, Mourvedre and Vermentino (known as Rolle in France) — from California’s Central Coast. As in Provence, this region features Mediterranean climates, sunny and warm during the day but with close proximity to the ocean to cool the vines at night. Made to create happiness, spread optimism and simplify life, Malene Rosé is ideal for a #RoséVibesOnly Mother’s Day.
For the Foodie Mom
Kendall-Jackson 2019 Vintner’s Reserve California Chardonnay ($17)
Moms who love to cook and enjoy family meals together will love the food-friendly Kendall-Jackson 2019 Vintner’s Reserve California Chardonnay. The fruit-forward wine boasts tropical flavors such as pineapple, mango and papaya with citrus notes, while aromas of vanilla and honey and a hint of toasted oak and butter swirl around. Pair this sip with lobster or alfredo dishes for a truly special Mother’s Day meal.
For the Adventurous Mom
Pine Ridge Vineyards 2020 Chenin Blanc + Viognier ($16)
The Pine Ridge Vineyards Chenin Blanc + Viognier is a deliciously refreshing and enjoyable sip for moms that like try something new. Crisp, bright and vivacious, the 2020 Chenin Blanc + Viognier is an aromatic white blend boasting aromas of honeysuckle, lemon lime, yuzu and ginger spice. Flavors of lemon curd, fig, honeysuckle, lemongrass and ripe melon come together with a long finish that lingers with a hint of honeydew and melon.
For the Bubbly Mom
Pine Ridge Vineyards Sparkling Chenin Blanc + Viognier ($18)
Bubble lovers are sure to enjoy the crisp, bright and vivacious Pine Ridge Vineyards Sparkling Chenin Blanc + Viognier. Aromas of pear, green apple and honeydew melon are complemented by lime, nectarine, lemongrass and apricot, while flavors of lemon, lime, lychee and green apple dance on the palate. The fine bubbles lift the aromas and flavors and carry them to the finish.