Disclosure: I received the items listed below to try. However, all opinions are mine.
Kobrand imports and markets a distinguished portfolio of hand selected brands representing virtually every major wine region of the world and its most iconic specialty spirits. Family owned since its founding in 1944, Kobrand attributes its success to a single guiding principle that describes the people, products and relationships behind it: quality.
These bottles from Kobrand’s portfolio would make great gifts for dads who love wine.
“For the Dad Who Loves the Classics”
Craggy Range Te Muna Road Pinot Noir 2014v (SRP $44.99)
Introduce Dad to the Craggy Range Winery, a New Zealand wine producer known for brilliant New World wines with an Old World style. The winery exclusively crafts single-vineyard, terroir-driven wines and is considered a benchmark ambassador for high quality New Zealand’s wines.
Impress your dad with your wine knowledge and classic choice of the Te Muna Road Pinot Noir. It is an elegant wine that offers aromas of dark cherry, dried rose petals, thyme and damp earth. On the palate, it has medium weight, rich red fruit, fine-grained tannins and good acidity to create a finish which is savory and dry. Serve this Pinot Noir at a slightly cool temperature (65°F) while enjoying delicious BBQ Chicken sliders topped with mushrooms or a seared salmon or tuna.
“For the Dad Who Loves Adventure”
Altamana Grande Reserve Malbec 2014 (SRP $17.99)
Take Dad on an adventure to Chile in his glass, this South American wine packs power and intrigue. Altamana vineyards are located between the Pacific Ocean and Andes Mountains in the well-regarded Maule region. Grapes are grown on rare and historic 60-year old Malbec vines. The region’s climate favors development of excellent fruit character, along with soft elegant tannins.
The Grande Reserve Malbec has intense, lively ruby dark color. It has aromas of raspberry and Morello cherry and then introduces a complex palate with well-rounded tannins and great balance. Pair this wine with your summer grill favorites such as burgers, pulled pork or ribs.
“For the Dad Who Loves California Cabernet Sauvignon”
Sequoia Grove Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (SRP: $39.99)
When considering California Cabernet Sauvignon, the Napa Valley region is considered King of “New World” wines. Sequoia Grove Winery is located along the Napa Valley’s esteemed Rutherford bench, renowned for producing some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon–based wines. The winemaking style emphasizes varietal expression, finesse and balance. Purchasing a bottle of Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon won’t disappoint, it has been said to taste double its cost.
Dad can enjoy the aromas of bright black cherry and blackberry, followed by cinnamon, and spice, with a touch of black pepper. Firm tannins and deep dark berry flavors provide an elegant accompaniment to a summer meal, including sharp cheeses, grilled seasonal vegetables, steak or lamb chops.