What To Drink Now: Mother’s Day Cabernet

Following up on my post from yesterday, if your mom prefers something bolder to pair with her Mother’s Day dinner, consider a premium Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, like one of these sure to please.

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

And, for every wine-loving mom out there, feel free to enjoy a #redwinewinewithbreakfast, you have earned it!

From the heart of Napa’s Oakville AVA, Plumpjack shines as a leader in quality producing wines with character and confidence. The Plumpjack Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon ($160) reveals a textured palate of blackberry and blueberry, enhanced with notes of crushed stone, black cherry, toasted spice, and leather with density and decadence. Trust me, mom will be very pleased if this arrives on Sunday morning.

Over the past eighteen years, Winemaker Renee Ary has crafted the elegant wines of Napa Valley’s Duckhorn Estate, learning every aspect of the winery from her start as lab manager to enologist to assistant winemaker to associate winemaker, and finally to winemaker in 2014. Her dedication to allowing the vineyards to speak through the wines creates inviting wines for Duckhorn Estate. Duckhorn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($78) blends fruit from throughout the region, melding woody herb, dark fruit, toasted spice, and dark chocolate, with soft, balanced tannins. This is the ideal wine to pair with grilled ribeyes or pepper-crusted roasted beef tenderloin.

The signature red wine for Napa Valley’s Flora Springs, Trilogy ($85) reveals everything that is lovely about the ability to blend, creating a harmonious wine with character. Though dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon (we are in Napa after all), a touch of Malbec and Petit Verdot rounds out this concentrated wine, balancing the palate, adding texture and depth, creating a beautiful wine year after year with black cherry, black licorice, ripe fig, and earthy tobacco.

Blending fruit from Silverado’s Stags Leap District AVA and cool, southern, Coombsville AVA vineyards, Silverado Napa Vallery Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon ($58) opens with savory, earthy notes of sage and cardamom, followed by dark cherry, ripe berry, and anise.

Powerful, robust, and earthy, Odette showcases their stunning Stags Leap District Estate with a highly structured, deep Cabernet Sauvignon ($160) layering black fruits with pencil shavings, dried tobacco, woody herbs, and leather. A big wine that can easily be enjoyed now with an hour or two of decanting before enjoying, or will age for at least a decade to come.

From the best barrel from the best block of fruit from the Paraduxx Estates, Paraduxx X2 Napa Valley Red Wine ($100) is like a song that hits all the right notes. Juicy and fresh, rich and deep, structured and balanced, the wine reveals aromas of ripe blackberry and blueberry, wildflowers, and spice, followed by flavors of dark chocolate, black fruit, and a touch of pepper thanks to a small percentage of Zinfandel added to the blend Cabernet Sauvignon dominant blend.

Blending fruit from throughout Napa, including the dusty, earthy Rutherford AVA, and aged for 20 months in partially new French oak, Frank Family Cabernet Sauvignon ($58) is subtle, balanced, and inviting, melding toasted spices, like nutmeg, clove, and star anise, with licorice, ripe berry, and cedar.