This Sunday is all about thanking Dad for everything he does for us. We’ve got some great ideas for thanking that don’t involve ugly ties or belts!

Here are Great bottles that will make Dad Happy!

CAYUSE 2014 CAILLOUX VINEYARD SYRAH

Cayuse 2014 Cailloux Vineyard Syrah $124.99

We only get two 3-packs per year of this marvelous elixir. “The only Syrah to incorporate Viognier, the 2014 Syrah Cailloux Vineyard is co-fermented with 7% Viognier and brought up all in puncheons. The Viognier shows on the nose and it has a floral, perfumed bouquet of ripe berry fruits, plums, orange blossom, fruit cake and mulled spices. Picking up a touch of green olive with time in the glass, this full-bodied, ripe, downright sexy beauty will have two decades of longevity. – 95-97pts Wine Advocate”

andersons conn valley 2010 eloge

Anderson's Conn Valley 2010 Eloge $99.99 (Sale: $89.99)

Anderson’s 2010 Eloge is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot aged 24 months in wood. Its dark plum/ruby color does not possess the saturation of the Cabernet Sauvignon Estate. Plenty of jammy blueberry, black cherry and wild mountain berry fruit set it apart from previous vintages of this cuvee. 93+ points from Galloni’s Vinuous, this 2010 is absolutely delicious and at it’s peak drinkability and should hold well for another 5 years or so.

Louis Martini 2012 Gnarly Vine Monte Rosso Vineyard Zinfandel $49.99

According to the distributor we’re the only place in NC you can get this amazing Zinfandel from one of Sonoma’s most highly regarded Zinfandel vineyards. A powerful, big, rich, spicy, peppery, meaty Zinfandel (none of its whopping 16.3% alcohol shows through), it possesses loads of fruit as well as super-concentration. If Dad is a BBQ fan, you won’t find anything better to go with his favorite meat covered in his favorite sauce.

Braai Cabernet Sauvignon $15.99

The name says it all (Braii is a BBQ grill in South Africa) as this is a perfect Cabernet Sauvignon for steaks hot off the grill. Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon (88%) nuanced with smaller amounts of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec which displays aromas and flavours of dark berries, earth and smoke.

Straight Shooter Pinot Noir $19.99

One of Dad’s best qualities is that he’s such a “straight shooter?” We’ve got the perfect wine for him, a rich and nuanced Pinot Noir from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. 5% whole cluster ferment influences the intense aromatics of dark cherry and blue fruits alongside subtle earth and elegant floral notes. The palate mirrors the nose and is full of freshness with a touch of oak for texture and balance. Vibrant acidity and soft tannins support the flavors through a long, satisfying finish.