Father’s Day Gifts!

Father’s Day is quickly approaching! June 18th, 2017 celebrate Dad with some great gifts that will make him smile. Whether he’s a wine guy, spirits guy, or a grilling and entertaining kind of guy, there’s a great gift or two on this list he will absolutely love!

Wine Guy

Guigal Côtes du Rhône Rogue 2012A blend of 50% grenache, 45% syrah, and 5% mouvedre, this complex and age worthy wine is a great value for such a quality wine. The Guigal family sources grapes from some of the best vineyards in the Rhone Valley, and produces wines with intense aromas and balanced structure. $14.99

Boom Boom Syrah

2014 Charles Smith Boom Boom Syrah: Complex, tannic, and full of blackberry, spice, herbs, and granite notes. This is a wine that pairs well with lamb, stews, pork tenderloin, and bbq. If dad enjoys his wine with a lot of character, spice, and personality… this is for him! $16.99

2014 Charles Smith Chateau Smith: This is a bold and seductive cabernet that dad will enjoy while grilling and entertaining this summer. This wine is full of ripe red fruit, dark berries, cocoa, and tobacco with a smooth finish. $19.99

2016 Sarah’s Rustic Bubbles:rustic pet-nat (pétillant-naturel) chardonnay from Fathers + Daughters Cellars that ferments in the bottle without the need to go through secondary fermentation, disgorgement, or dosage. This is a unique wine that is unpredictable and satisfying with cider like characteristics thats reminiscent of beer and sparkling wine. This is great for the dad who marches to the beat of his own drum, and dares to be a bit different. (only 100 cases produced) $19.00

2016 Apple Kobler: The Kobler family has been farming in the Anderson Valley for more than 50 years, and raises a mixture of heritage apples to make great ciders. This dry cider is crafted in the style of a Belgium beer, with wonderful apple aromas and great balance. If dad is a beer or cider guy… this is the bottle for him! $16.00

2014 Cooper & Thief Cellarmasters Red Blend: This 2014 blend is from California and aged in bourbon barrels. Composed of syrah, zinfandel, merlot, petit syrah, and cabernet sauvignon, this bold blend spends three months in ex-bourbon barrels and expresses soft tannins and bourbon inspired flavors and aromas. This wine is pretty big at 17% alcohol and makes a great gift for dad. $29.99

Blandy’s 10 Year Old Malmsey Madeira: Aged for more than ten years in seasoned American oak casks, this wine is dark brown with complex flavors such as dried fruits, toffee and spices. The acidity is well balanced in this unique and beautiful wine, which pairs beautifully with cheeses. If dad enjoy’s entertaining and pairing interesting wines with foods, this wine is definitely for him! $29

2014 Herzog Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon: This 2014 from Lake County, California is full bodied and age worthy. The wine expresses notes of leather, blackberries, spice and smoke, making it perfect for wine collecting or full bodied wine loving dads! $34.99

2014 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon: The 2014 brings life to the classic style of this well known and iconic wine brand. For the nearly perfect dad, 2014 was a nearly perfect vintage, and if he enjoy’s a classic Napa Valley Cab with notes of blackberry, cocoa, and cassis, then this wine, i’m sure he will love. $58

 

Grilling & Entertaining Guy

Moore’s Marinades and Sauces: From appetizers to marinades, Moore’s marinades and sauces makes the “guy at the grill’s” life a lot easier with flavorful and delicious options. From BBQ to Buffalo and even Garden Herb, there are plenty to choose from depending on dad’s cooking style and palate. If he’s the guy who likes to grill, these sauces and marinades make a great gift! ~ 9.95-15.95/ bottle 

Riedel Nachtmann Tumblers– Punk Collection: Perfect for the man who likes to rock out and unleash his wild side. These dark yet fun tumblers look great on the bar and are high quality with a fun twist on the traditional sipping glass. $19.90/tumbler

Riedel M Series Decanter: Let dad sip his red wine in style this Father’s Day with this beautiful M series decanter. It’s light weight and compact making for easy bar storage and entertaining both indoors and outdoors. $195/each

 

 

Spirits Guy

George Dickel No. 12: This 90 proof whiskey is perfect for anyone on a quality driven budget. George Dickel 12 uses older whiskey’s to create deeper and more assertive flavors, with hints of vanilla, spice, and oak. The finish is smooth and price unbeatable for the quality and deliciousness of this whiskey. $24.99

The Hilhaven Lodge: For the dad that loves Hollywood, and stays on top of what celebs are sipping, this 2016 newly released partnership with celebrated director/producer Brett Ratner is a great bottle for him. The Hilhaven Lodge is named after Ratner’s luxurious Hollywood estate, Hilhaven Lodge. It’s a Winner of a Double Gold Medal at the 2016 San Francisco Spirits Competition, and perfect for sipping or mixing into cocktails. $49.99

Crown Royal Wine Barrel Finished: For a limited time in limited quantities, Crown Royal is releasing their wine barrel finished whisky. Finished 6 months in emptied, medium toasted Cabernet barrels from the Paso Robles region of California, this whisky is elegant and rich with a full body and undeniable Crown smoothness. $59.99

Orphan Barrel 23-Year-Old: The tenth and most recent release from Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co. is aged three years longer than the first release and is more mature (slightly) with hints of leather, coffee, nuts, and chocolate. The finish is long and smooth with notes of oak, smoke, and spice. $120

Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old: This rare bourbon honors the five steps to crafting bourbon: grains, yeast, fermentation, distillation and aging. It’s a limited release and perfect for true bourbon fans who enjoy something of fine craft, quality, and finesse. This bourbon is incredibly smooth and seductive and makes a great gift for $200. 

Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads out there! Please pair responsibly.

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

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