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Mother’s Day Wine Guide

We’ve been gearing up for Mother’s Day with stellar deals on Rosé, Prosecco, and more! Are you ready for the occasion? If you’re still searching for a special gift, below are some outstanding Mother’s Day wine suggestions!


Whispering Angel 2015 Rosé Cote de Provence, Caves D’Esclans

Whispering Angel was this week’s big sellerWhispering Angel 2015 Rose Cote de Provence, Caves D'Esclans in Rosé! It hails from Sacha Lichine’s Chateau in Provence, which is a mecca for the delicious Rosé wine that the region is famous for. Well balanced with bright acidity and rich enough to pair up with salmon or even duck. The Huffington Post chose it as a Wine Of The Week saying “Last year the Rosé category was scooped by the 2014 vintage of Whispering Angel, and I have to say this 2015 is every bit as good. It’s a delicate, shimmering, but personality-packed pink with grapefruit and hints of peachiness against riveting acidity in a super-fresh, gastronomic but deliciously quaffable style, and it really is a Provence benchmark.” This is a steal at Under $20 a bottle!

Another option for Rosé is the Belle Glos 2015 Pinot Noir Blanc, Oeil De Perdrix, Sonoma from the Wagner Family! It’s currently on sale at Under $20 by the case!


Meiomi 2014 Chardonnay, Santa Barbara-Sonoma-Monterey Counties

Meiomi 2014 Chardonnay, Santa Barbara-Sonoma-Monterey CountiesAnother stunner from the Wagner Family is this Meiomi Chardonnay! Grapes come from a series of vineyards all selected by Joe Wagner, Consulting Winemaker of Meiomi wines. Joe is of course winemaker of the Belle Glos wines and son of Caymus’ Chuck Wagner. Bucking tradition, Meiomi Chardonnay is a blend of multiple vineyards stretching along the California coast starting from Sonoma, to Monterey, and last but not least…Santa Barbara. The individual characteristics of each vineyard combine in one blend to enhance Meiomi’s broad flavor profile and allow a consistently crafted, balanced wine bursting with aromatics, mouthfeel and depth of flavor, every year, regardless of vintage!


Mionetto Prosecco Brut, Treviso DOC

Mionetto Prosecco BrutThis one is always a favorite for celebrations, to pair with food, or just to sip on! It’s hard to beat this Mionetto under $15 a bottle! It was dubbed an “Amazing Value” by Food & Wine who included it in their Top 100 Bottles to Drink Right Now. The Wall Street Journal even selected Mionetto Brut as the best wine of their tasting and best value. Customers say “We always start an evening with friends by opening a bottle of Prosecco. And this one is our favorite to date.” and “For under $15, this Prosecco is simply a delight. It has a ripe, round mouthfeel and peachy flavors. A no-brainer for holiday parties.” We couldn’t agree more!


Laurent-Perrier, Grand Siecle NV Brut Champagne

Laurent-Perrier, Grand Siecle NV Brut ChampagneLooking for more Sparkling Wine? This 97-Pt Brut Champagne was #13 on the Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Top 100 Cellar Selections for 2014! They said “…a blending of top wines from top years. It remains an exceptional wine, not quite dry and with a tinge of softness, but so elegant and balanced. This bottling has just the right amount of maturity, hinting at toast while guarding every iota of fruitiness.” Celebrating Louis XIV’s era known as the “Great Century”, this replica 17th Century bottle evokes the radiance of that period, Laurent-Perrier’s prestige cuvée embodies luxury, magnificence and elegance fit for a king (or queen!). Our customers say it’s “Definitely worth the price!” calling it an “Outstanding value for top level Champagne”! Best of all, it’s nearly 20% Off!


Rodney Strong 2013 Pinot Noir Estate, Russian River Valley

Rodney Strong 2013 Pinot Noir Estate, Russian River Valley Buying for a mom who prefers red wine? This Pinot received a Double Gold Award at the 2016 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition and it scored a whopping 96 points from Wine Review Online who said “What a gorgeous wine! Aromas of cherry, strawberry, dusty minerality, flowers, soft spice and powder lead to a palate that’s bright and elegant, with zesty acidity keeping the flavors popping through a long mouth-watering finish.” Rodney Strong was a pioneer in this region, planting Pinot Noir in his River East Vineyard in the Russian River Valley back in 1968. Fast forward to 2013 and we see an outstanding vintage create a beautiful wine! Over 30% Off by the case!

Still undecided? Feel free to call (800) 962-8463 to speak to our Wine Specialist and ask for recommendations to meet your preferences!

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