It’s the Pomp & Circumstance of the wine world! Whether you’re celebrating your own graduation or coping with your child graduating school. Here are some Dry Creek Valley wines to celebrate this important milestone in your life.
The Pre-Ceremony Lunch
Kokomo Rosé – Pauline’s Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
“The subtle hue and aromas of watermelon and strawberry introduce the senses to this wine. Melon, peach and strawberry juice explodes on the palate with hints of minerality, vibrant acidity, and a long mouth-watering finish.” – Kokomo Wines
This not so traditional Rose has received high-praise for its summer qualities. This wine is perfect to drink with lunch pre-ceremony as it is light, refreshing and tastes like celebration in a bottle.
West Wines Seafoam Sparkling Wine, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
“Made from our estate grown Chardonnay grapes, this elegant sparkling wine has aromas of green apple and Asian pear which contribute on the palate in addition to fresh citrus and rounder tones of brioche.” – West Wines
Skip the name-brand for the toast on graduation day and go with something unique and as rare as the graduate! West Wines new Seafoam Sparkling is the perfect fit for that toast you’ve been working on for weeks (or minutes!)
The BBQ Dinner
Gustafson Zinfandel – Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
“Bright strawberry, ripe bing cherries, an enticing hint of sweet vanilla, and a delicate floral note that contributes to the wine’s delightful buoyancy. The palate is smooth with soft tannins and an inviting touch of spice, and the finish is clean and pleasantly lingering.” – Gustafson
Gustafson’s Zinfandel is a crowd pleaser. It epitomizes Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel and is perfect to pair with anything grilled. This is the wine that will impress all of your family and friends!
A. Rafanelli – Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
“A well-structured wine with the inviting flavors of black cherry and plum, shaded by a touch of toasted oak. The rich flavors wrap around the fine tannins to coat the palate and end with a measure of finesse and grace. Sip on this Cab with a slice of decadent mocha cake.” – A. Rafanelli
This wine is one for the new (or seasoned) collector’s cellar. This aging-worthy wine is one to get your hands on and not let go of. You’ll be tempted to drink it now, but trust us when we say let this wine take it’s time.
Bella Winery – Late Harvest Zinfandel
“Late Harvest zinfandel is a beautiful blend of fruit and spice. On the nose, savory herbs interlace with blackberry cordial. Aniseseed and dark fruit lead into a lingering, full mouthfeel.” – Bella
This tasty sip is the perfect way to end a celebration. Without being cloyingly sweet, it’s the holy grail of late harvest wines. Pair this with a dark chocolate peanut butter cake – and you’ll be ready to take on whatever the world has for you (or your graduate) after graduation day!