Jun 15 2010

Father’s Day Decisions

You get what you give—as the saying goes—and on Father’s Day, that often means you get a half smile and a “do they really love me?” sigh when you give the same cliché gifts. Why not aim for a full smile and even some genuine “they actually thought about me!” appreciation instead?

We have some particularly brawny wines and wine accessories to make sure your dad remembers what he got for Father’s Day in 2010. And, giving a gift from Just Grapes is beneficial to you too—“you get what you give” can turn into a glass or two of shared wine as a reward for not buying a tie!

2008 R Wines “Southern Belle” Shiraz, McLaren Vale, South Australia [$15.99]

The 2008 Southern Belle Shiraz was aged in seasoned oak including some ex-bourbon barrels. A glass-coating opaque purple, it displays a nearly room-filling nose of smoke, game, incense, and blueberry that leaps from the glass. Opulent and full-bodied on the palate, it lacks only complexity. Drink it over the next 6-8 years. It is an outstanding value. 90 pts – Wine Advocate

Vinturi Wine Aerator [$39.95]

The Vinturi Red Wine Aerator is clearly on the cutting edge of wine aerating. Mixing just the right amount of air with your wine at the precise moments, this see-through aerator allows your reds to breathe instantly. The Vinturi Red Wine Aerator results are a better bouquet, enhanced flavor, and a smoother finish. Perfect aeration in the time it takes to pour a glass. Couldn’t be easier. Comes with a no-drip base and a travel pouch. Acrylic. Aerator and base are dishwasher safe. Travel pouch is machine washable.

2007 Stomani Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, Washington [$26.39]

This wine is full bodied, dark fruit shows best, with hints of bing cherry. Mid-palate tannins are supple, with a nice long finish. The wine has been aged in new French and American oak barrels for 16 months. Enjoy at room temperature. Serve with hearty foods, like stews, poultry, roasted meats, or American Style BBQ.

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