Great Wines For Dad — Reds, White and Sparkling Picks That Will Impress For Father’s Day Or Any Fun Occasion

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Great Wines for Dad

If you’re looking for gifts for a father (or really anyone) who is passionate about wine, we’ve got you covered.

Let’s start big with a big wine from Napa Valley, the 2021 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon from Oleandri Wines. Founder Fred D’Amato and winemaker Patrick Saboe follow a business plan of sourcing fruit from vineyards of merit in California (in this wine’s case, Game Theory Vineyard, which is situated around 2,000 feet above the valley floor and consists primarily of volcanic ash and clay soil). You’ll want to consider giving this bottle to someone who appreciates a grilled ribeye or lamb roast, or, conversely, a gentleman looking to add a bottle to his cellar for aging.

Drink it now, but the fruit in this wine (94.375 percent cabernet sauvignon, 4 percent petit verdot, 1 percent malbec, .375 percent cabernet franc, and .25 percent merlot) will certainly reward some patience. You can order this directly from Oleandri, or ask for it at your favorite wine merchant.