Erin Doman on June 17, 2015 1 Comment With Father’s Day fast approaching, it’s time to start considering what you will be giving your dad on his special day. Even if your father is a beer or whisky drinker, there are plenty of comparable wine options that might help him cross over to the wonderful world of oenophilia. Below, we have outlined the best wines to give to dad this Father’s Day. From fruity to spicy, you’re sure to find a wine perfect for the man who raised you. 1. Saldo Zinfandel 2013 Kicking off this list is the dense and bold Saldo Zinfandel. The wine is very dark when inside the bottle, and it clings the side of the glass when you swirl it around. It smells both sweet like pie and savory like peppercorn and has a superior balance. Saldo Zinfandel has a higher alcohol content (nearly 16%), so if your dad is a whisky drinker this would be a great wine to bridge his tastes. This wine is a bold choice that any fruit-loving dad would love to have next to his Father’s Day steak dinner. You can purchase this wine for roughly $30. Click here to read our complete review of this wine. 2. Stag’s Leap Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 This Cabernet Sauvignon is perfect for a red-wine loving dad. Perfect for barbecue or pasta, this young wine will complement your annual summertime Father’s Day cookout. When the time comes around, this wine is also a great choice for tailgating parties. This California wine is a smooth mix of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec and features rich plum and vanilla flavors and softer tannins. A bottle of this wine typically runs around $55. Click here to read our complete review of this wine. 3. Shatter Grenache 2012 The 2012 Shatter Grenache is a lovely wine from Maury, France, and is a unique drink that is sure to impress your oenophile father. This spicy wine has a notable upfront fruitiness to it, and finishes with a tannic twist. This high-alcohol wine is recommended to pair with spicy food, such as a Mexican or Thai dinner. This wine would also go great with your summer barbecues. You can buy Shatter Grenache for roughly $35. Click here to read our complete review of this wine. 4. Guigal Côtes du Rhône Rouge 2010 The Guigal Côtes du Rhône Rouge is a full-bodied and well-rounded wine. The ripe berry and spicy flavors create a complex wine that would pique any wine-drinker’s interest. This wine is dark purple and rather ink-like. It requires a solid amount of aeration for it to really showcase its complex flavors, so be sure that dad has the necessary equipment for him to enjoy the wine properly. This wine is on the cheaper side at around $15. Click here to read our complete review of this wine. 5. Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio Porer 2013 This is a medium-bodied Pinot Grigio from the Alto Adige region of Northern Italy. The terroir of this region is what gives this wine a brilliant mineral finish. This wine is perfect for a dad that likes warm spices and lightly-oaked beverages. This wine is great to kick of the summer with, as it celebrates the tastes of late summer fruits such as applies and pears. This wine runs typically around $26. Click here to read our complete review of this wine. 6. Antucura Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 The Antucura Cabernet Sauvignon is a deliciously juicy wine with hints of plum and cherry paired with spicier clove and cinnamon notes. It is recommended that this wine be decanted for around an hour before drinking in order to let its flavors fully open up. This wine is a fruitier Cabernet Sauvignon than what might be expected, but it can be a fun change of pace for your Cab-loving dad. You can purchase Antucura Cabernet Sauvignon cheaply at around $15. Click here to read our complete review of this wine. 7. Seghesio Rockpile Zinfandel 2012 Consider the Seghesio Rockpile Zinfandel for your dad this Father’s Day. This is a bold looking wine, characterized by its inky purple coloring. This wine is a bit spicier that many of the other wines on this list, so if your dad isn’t a fan of fruity wines, this cinnamon and nutmeg based wine might be much more up his alley. This wine is a bit more expensive, running at around $39 for a bottle. Click here to read our complete review of this wine. 8. Storybook Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 The Storybook Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is yet another Cab that your dad will love. This wine is characterized by its excellent balance and bold fruity flavors. Much like several of the other wines on this list, the fruitiness of this wine will go great with the heat of the summer. This is the most expensive wine on our list, running about $65. Click here to read our complete review of this wine. Wine is something that almost everyone enjoys. Even if your dad tends to enjoy beer more then wine, try opening up the option of comparable wines. Because wine is so versatile–influenced by everything from terroir to weather, from age to mix—there are countless tastes of wine available….you just have to find the right one for you (and dad)! This Father’s Day, celebrate your dad with something that reflects his personal taste and style, and he’ll be sure to love it.