Five Wines to enhance Father’s Day

Father's Day Wines - Domaine Bousquet Malbec and Chardonnay


When I think of Father’s Day, I think of an afternoon or early evening Barbecue, maybe hamburgers, grilled chicken, or a nice juicy steak. As I think about the ideal wine to pair with this cuisine, my thoughts lean toward more hearty red wines. Here are some Father’s Day wine suggestions.

Father’s Day Red Wine

The Marques de Casa Concha Carmenere 2015 is what I call a steak wine. The grapes are grown in the Peumo Vineyard located in the Cachapoal Valley of Chile.
One finds a more brooding and masculine wine with earthy aromas and mocha and prune enhanced by flavors of stewed fruit, prune, chocolate, and leather. The wine works well with any steak cut.

Marques Casa Concha Carmenere
Marques Casa Concha Carmenere

Another hearty wine is the Serie Riberas Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 from the Colchagua Valley of Chile. With earthy aromas of leather and tobacco, this rich, well-balanced wine is another steak wine. Flavors of black cherry and dark fruit accent the underlying hints of bay leaf and baking spices.

Serie Riberas Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
Serie Riberas Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

For a full-bodied, well-balanced wine, I suggest Domaine de Bila-Haut L’esquerda 2016 from the Languedoc, Côte du Roussillon region of France.  Combining Syrah, Grenache, and Carignan, one knows that Syrah is the dominant grape in this wine.  I could definitely taste the Syrah.  The wine is smooth yet rich with flavors of plum, mocha, thyme, and white pepper.

Bila-Haut L'espuerda
Bila-Haut L’esquerda

Moving from Chile to Argentina, the Domaine Bousquet Malbec 2017 is a very drinkable wine with earthy aromas of barnyard, cedar, tobacco, and mushrooms. Growing organic grapes near the foothills of the Andes in the Tupungato region of Mendoza’s Uco Valley makes this wine special. On the palate, the wine offers flavors of mocha, mushroom, and dark fruit such as plum and fig.

Domaine Bousquet Malbec
Domaine Bousquet Malbec

Father’s Day Chardonnay

If you are hankering for white wine, Domaine Bousquet Chardonnay 2018 would please any Chardonnay lover. This unoaked Chardonnay brings forth a nice minerality and flavors of Pear and Apple with a little spice on the finish.

Domaine Bousquet Chardonnay
Domaine Bousquet Chardonnay

Any of these wines would be excellent choices for dads on his special day. If not, they make a perfect wine for any summer barbecue.

Let’s lift our glass and give the dads of the world a toast.

Note: Common to the wine industry, this writer was hosted to many of the wines sampled.

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