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Top 10 Wines For Father's Day

06/13/2013 01:23 EDT | Updated 08/13/2013 05:12 EDT

This Sunday, treat Dad to a special wine, whether it's a zesty, refreshing white to start or paired with planked salmon, or a more robust red for grilled meats. Not only do these 10 wines below make excellent pairings for whatever meal you have planned for Father's Day, they also make great gift bottles. Cheers Dad!

Chapoutier Belleruche

Cotes-Du-Rhone, France

Dry, crisp and clean with lemon and lanolin aromas and flavours. Medium-bodied and balanced. Try it with fresh seafood. Drink: 2012-2014. 245340 $14.95 Score: 87/100

Fielding Estate Riesling

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario

White peach, light petrol and white floral notes on this very pretty white. Great mouth-watering acidity for seafood and shellfish. Medium-bodied and delightful. Also works as an aperitif. Drink: 2012-2016. 251439 $18.95 Score: 89/100

Clay Station Unoaked Viognier

Lodi, California

Lovely white floral notes with some peach. Medium-bodied and mouth-watering. Good price. Pair with medium curries and spiced dishes or BBQ chicken wings. Drink: 2012-2015. 25411 $16.95 Score: 88/100

Château Roquefort Blanc Vignobles Bellanger

Bordeaux, France

Lime and herbal notes on the nose that follow through on a mouth-watering palate. Lots of terrific acidity for seafood, salads and acidic dishes. Medium-bodied, clean and fresh. Drink: 2012-2015. 313346 $14.95 Score: 88/100

Kim Crawford Sp Boyszone Pinot Gris

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand

A dry, medium-bodied, mouth-watering white with white peach and white melon notes. Terrific for roast chicken, seared tuna, salads and shellfish. Nice price for this quality. Drink: 2012-2015. 36954 $24.95 Score: 89/100

Barista Pinotage

Western Cape, South Africa

Pure coffee espresso on the nose and palate here. Love the smoky richness. Drink for breakfast... Why not? Full-bodied and smooth. Pair with: biscotti, blackened lamb burgers, smoked cheeses. Drink: 2013-2015. 172585 $14.95 Score: 89/100

Mas Des Bressades Cabernet Syrah

Vin De Pays Du Gard, Midi, France

A savoury and deep red with dark red fruit and dried herbs. Mouth-watering and juicy. This is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Syrah grapes that was matured in oak barrels for one year. Some smoke and dark spices on the finish. Drink: 2013-2016. 712174 $19.95 Score: 89/100

Penmara Reserve Shiraz

Orange, New South Wales, Australia

Minty blackberry on the nose, great mouth-watering juiciness on the palate with fleshy ripe blackberries. Full-bodied and smooth with terrific taste for the money. Hearty meat dishes, oh yes. Drink: 2013-2016. 912782 $17.95 Score: 90/100

De Bortoli Bella Riva Sangiovese Merlot

King Valley, Victoria, Australia

Medium- to full-bodied with tart cherry aromas and flavours. Mouth-watering and food friendly. Delightfully heart-skipping happy. Planked salmon please. Drink: 2013-2016. 311407 $18.95 Score: 89/100

Five Stones Reserve (Kpm) Beckett's Flat Cabernet Sauvignon

Margaret River, Western Australia

Full-bodied, balanced and elegant with attractive dark fruit and smoke. Layered and satisfying with a good finish. Great for veal. Drink: 2013-2016. 157305 $19.95 Score: 90/100