Drinking with Dad: Memorable Pours for Father’s Day Tippling

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Hawkeye Mountain by Kendall Jackson wines2019 Jackson Estate Hawkeye Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Deep black cherry, cassis, and red currant flavors with graceful mineral tones. Artistically extracted, elegantly muscular, with chewy, soft tannins.

The Hawkeye Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from Sonoma County’s volcanically-derived Mayacamas Mountains, Hawkeye Mountain vineyard is perched high above the valley floor on drastic slopes.

Kendall Jackson Hawkeye $70


Seghesio Family Vineyards 2021 Sonoma Zinfandel

The 2021 Harvest arrived with a soft landing despite limited water supply and eventual bans on irrigation throughout Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys.

Yields in some varieties were reduced due to low moisture earlier in the season, specifically during bud break and bloom, however, those reduced yields have led to intensely flavored grapes and the subsequent wines made from them ooze varietal character and vibrant mouthfeel.

This wine boasts intense aromatics of currant and plum and a bold palate of supple, lively tannins and a powerful, lingering finish.

Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel $20

These Superfood Blends Might Come in Handy with the Wine

RDCL Radical Elements Superfood Blends are the perfect products to amp up your routine! As we all know, good hydration is crucial, but it’s harder for those of us who don’t really like plain water.

To the rescue comes RDCL Radical Elements Superfood Blends. Think of these powdered mixes as “water upgrades” – both in terms of taste and nutritional value.

These powdered drink boosters not only taste yummy but contain a blend of antioxidant superfruits, hydrating coconut water, vitamins, minerals and botanicals.

Passion Fruit is a perfect morning pick-me-up that boosts focus, productivity, and energy to help you power through fasting hours. Dragon Fruit Superberry has stress-relieving and calming benefits and also offers immunity support.

Screen Shot 2023 05 23 at 4.52.35 PMBonus – they’re vegan and each serving contains only 10 calories. RDCL is short for “radical,” which describes the approach the company is taking to transforming ordinary foods and beverages into healthier, more functional versions of themselves.

RDCL Radical Elements Superfood Blends

Kenefick Ranch Pickett Road White for Pops

Summertime is the season of Dad, he’s our grill master, fisherman, partner for a game of catch, and resident handyman.

This year, give your dad a delicious bottle of wine from the family-owned and operated winery, Kenefick Ranch. The 2018 Pickett Road White ($55) has elements of fresh berry preserve, spicy French oak notes of vanilla bean and fresh cream.

Intense but fine tannins underline tamarind, tart boysenberry, and the finish is extensive. 

2018 Pickett Road White  $24 

Takemine Japanese koji whiskey

Takemine Koji Japanese Whiskey: The Best Mold in Japan

Takamine 8-Year-Old Koji Whiskey, which is fully Japanese (while many other Japanese whiskies are not). Takamine is made only of barley is grown in Japan; all production, bottling, and aging take place in Japan; and – perhaps most importantly – it is made using that nation’s most traditional fermentation technique: koji fermentation.

Koji, the national mold of Japan, is usually used to saccharify rice for products such as sake, mirin, and soy sauce. In this case, the Takamine Process – developed by Jokichi Takamine in 1890 — uses koji on barley, creating a maltless whiskey that is more Japanese than any other Japanese whiskey.. Takamine is double distilled, aged in virgin oak and ex-bourbon barrels, and has a unique umami character.

Takamine Japanese Whiskey $99

From Tamworth New Hampshire Comes Venison Flavored WhiskeyTamworth distilling venison whiskey

Tamworth Distilling, the rural New Hampshire distillery best known for its bold experimentation with local flora. Dads who love the outdoors and hunting will appreciate the novelty and plain weirdness that Tamworth Distilling’s venison whiskey adds to any home bar cart.

The Deerslayer Venison Whiskey, celebrates Tamworth Distilling’s core mission of wilderness to bottle by infusing this unique and innovative whiskey with real venison, as well as other locally-sourced New Hampshire produce and ingredients.

Tamworth Venison Whiskey 200 ml $65


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