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Cheers to Mom! 3 Mother's Day Wines

Updated: May 13

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Cheers to Mom!

I can’t think of any better reason to open a great bottle of wine than to celebrate my mom. Whether you’re planning a festive spring brunch, epic dinner or day at the beach for mom, here are three wines for Mother's Day.

Flowers Vineyard & Winery Sonoma Coast Rosé 2022

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The complex Flowers rosé

If you’re looking for an unusual rosé with a beautiful pink hue for your Mother’s Day table the Flowers Vineyard & Winery Sonoma Coast Rosé 2022 won’t disappoint. Unlike many Provencal rosés, the Flowers is made from 100% pinot noir grapes, rather than a blend of grapes. Normally I think of rosé as a summer sipper or aperitif, but this wine is a bit more serious, in a good way. Its nose gives the aroma of the Sonoma Coast on a foggy day along with notes of watermelon, grapefruit and strawberry that sing of summer. With good structure and acidity it would be a welcome accompaniment to a brunch celebrating mom.


Buco Del Prete Ronchi di Castelluccio

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Perfect food pairing Sangiovese

My husband is from Italy and Italians are all about family and celebrations, so celebrating Mom with an Italian dinner seems like a buono plan. The Buco del Prete Ronchi di Castelluccio is a classic expression of Sangiovese. Sangiovese is THE grape of Tuscany, which sits not far from the Romagna region where the Ronchi di Castelluccio winery lies in the Modigliana hills. The winery was the first to bring high-quality wine-making to Romagna. The Buco Del Prete is made from grapes from the vineyard of the same name, and is great value wine in the collection. It’s a wine that comes alive when paired with Italian food. On its own it felt a bit austere with some puckering tannins, but with the chicken parm I served for dinner, the wine became more supple, marrying with the food.


Miraval Rosé

rose by the poolside
The perfect poolside rosé

Roll out the red carpet for mom with this Provencal rosé from Chateau Miraval, created by Brad Pitt in collaboration with the Famille Perrin, a prominent French wine-making house. Located in the beautiful village of Correns, the gorgeous Chateau is an ode to THE wine of the area-rosé. The Miraval Rosé is a blend of Cinsault, Grenache Rolle, and Syrah. It’s exactly what I expect from a Provence rosé and it immediately brings me back to July, 2021 when I spent a month living in Nice and fell in love with rosé. Grown in a cooler area with large temperature swings, the Miraval Rosé has good acidity and minerality. It has notes of citrus, along with the classic strawberry smell and rose bouquet. It is definitely the kind of rosé I’d sip at one of the beach clubs in Nice or poolside.

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