Bottle Rockets: Mothers Day Wine Picks from Sommelier DLynn Proctor
No good Mothers Day should go without a fantastic American sparkler, and this one’s from New Mexico. Gruet Brut Rose NV is the perfect accompaniment to any patio or deck party on this special day. Made in the same style as top Champagnes from France, this Rose has clean crisp acidity, bright bing cherry and raspberry flavors, and a touch of what tastes like strawberry shortcake. No one can stop at just one sip. Find it at Dallas Fine Wines for $14.99.
For a killer white wine that’s sings with citrus flavors like Meyer lemons, tangerine and orange zest, tropical fruits like mango, and lots of the bright acidity that makes your mouth water, pick up a bottle of Duchman Family Winery’s 2009 Vermentino. The winery, in Driftwood, Texas, makes the best Italian style Vermentino in Texas and is all the rave right now. For $12.99 at Pogos Fine Wines, this is a sipper that all moms must have in the kitchen.
Nothing says “wrap up the afternoon fun” like a Cabernet with blasts of cherry, cassis, and plums, and aromas of violets and vanilla. Go for a bottle of Jam Cellars ‘08 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Napa Valley. The wine tastes like dark, jammy, cherry pie with waves of vanilla and caramel from the fresh oak barrels in which it’s aged. Yes, all of your girlfriends will ask where you got this incredible wine. Pick up all you can at Pogos Fine Wines for $21.99.
DLynn Proctor is certified as an Advanced Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers. He is a wine consultant providing advice to private client groups at Charles Schwab and Merril Lynch, and was named the Best New Sommelier in America in 2008 by Wine & Spirits Magazine.