MOMFLOWERS

Make Mother’s Day extra special this year and pick up a bottle of vino (or 2, or 3, or 4!) to add to her special day! Our team of Sommeliers share their all-time Mom-approved wine picks to make your last-minute shopping needs a little easier.

 

Red

 

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2015  Centonze  Frappato  $15.99
Love Pinot?? Meet fresh Frappato, a delicious, lip smacking red with juicy strawberry fruit and super-soft tannin. Frappato is a red grape that brightens up the fruit in Sicily’s noble Cerasuolo di Vittoria blend. Putting a little chill on this baby will crank up the gorgeous raspberry aroma! – Jean-Baptiste Tricot, Plum Market Old Town

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2014 Melville  Estate Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills $34.99
Absolutely delicious. Crushed rose petals and bright red stone fruits abound. Sweet, perfumed and light on its feet, the 2014 retains gorgeous acidity to balance the richness of the fruit. This is an absolutely joyous Pinot from Melville with tons of Sta. Rita Hills flamboyance. – Jean-Baptiste Tricot, Plum Market Old Town

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2015 Evesham Wood Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
 An astoundingly complex Oregon Pinot Noir for its moderate price.  This small winery produces an elegant and Burgundian style using organic and dry farming techniques resulting in a Pinot with notes of plum and red cherry with an underlying smokiness.  Mom would be happy. – Jason Kugel, Plum Market Bloomfield

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2015 Seven of Hearts Pinot Noir Willamette Valley  $24.99
When our Wine and Beer Team tasted this superb Pinot from Oregon we all knew that we had to bring it in.  We loved its fragrant nose replete with red fruits, floral elements, and even a hint of spice, and its tantalizing palate with strawberries galore and a supple and long finish. – Jorge Lopez-Chavez, Plum Market Ann Arbor North Campus

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2015 Cantina del Pino Nebbiolo Langhe, Plum Price $21.97
A very pretty, gracious, Nebbiolo. Strawberry, chalk, mint and citrus peel give the 2015 its lifted, precise personality. This mid-weight, expressive Langhe Nebbiolo has enough energy and pedigree to drink well for a number of years but is absolutely fabulous today. – Rod Johnson, Plum Market Ann Arbor

 

White

 

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2015 Thomas-Labaille Sancerre “Les Monts Damnes” $24.97
From the famed Monts Damnes Vineyard, this classic Chavignol Sauvignon Blanc is a rich, mineral driven Sancerre with lots of citrus and extraordinary complexity all at a bargain price. – Jean-Baptiste Tricot, Plum Market Old Town

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2015 Venica Jesera Pinot Grigio $18.99
From the north-eastern corner of Italy along the Slovenian border, Jesera is Slovenian for “little lake”. Ideal growing conditions on steep slopes and cool winds out of the Alps contribute to this superior fruit. This is stellar Pinot Grigio. – Jean-Baptiste Tricot, Plum Market Old Town

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2013 Forman  Chardonnay rp91 $34.97
The superb 2013 Chardonnay offers lots of minerality along with notions of white peaches, spring flowers, orange blossoms and poached pears. With loads of fruit, great acid and finesse, and only a hint of oak in the flavor profile. – Jean-Baptiste Tricot, Plum Market Old Town

 

 

Rosé

 

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2016 Chateau d’Esclans Whispering Angel ag90  $19.97
Aromas of fresh red berries, orange pith, jasmine and a hint of white pepper, joined by a subtle, slowly emerging mineral nuance. Dry, nervy and focused, delivering very good lift to the tangy red currant and bitter rhubarb flavors. Finishes taut and long, displaying a biting mineral quality and refreshing bitterness. –Jean-Baptiste Tricot, Plum Market Old Town

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2016 Chateau des Annibals Coteaux Varois en Provence $19.97 
This delicious perennial Provincial stalwart rose is a blend of 60% Cinsault and 40% Grenache.  Refreshing notes of raspberry, currant, and currant persist on the bone-dry finish. – Jason Kugel, Plum Market Bloomfield

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2016 Domaine de Marquiliani Rose de Sciaccarellu $24.97
Kermit Lynch deserves an award for finding Corsica’s rarest roses and introducing them to America.  Mineral-laced blood orange, strawberry and lavender scents show striking clarity and focus.  This rose is as delicate as it gets, almost vaporizing on your palate leaving a delicate impression.  It is like drinking the clouds! – Patrick Mulrooney, Plum Market Bloomfield

 

 

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2016 Il Poggione Brancato Rosato di Toscana $16.97
Simply a superb Italian rosé. Bravo! Swirling and sniffing the 100% Sangiovese rosé from Montalcino reveals a very fresh and enticing aroma of cherry, strawberry, some floral notes and hints of watermelon and tangerine. With fantastic rich fruit, mineral notes, great acidity, touches of spice and an incredible texture in the mouth.  – Marc Jonna

 

 

Sparkling & Champagne

 

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Paul Bara Brut Grand Rosé Champagne, Grand Cru Bouzy  $54.97
Impress your “with it” mom with these unique selections for Mother’s Day. Each is designed to make it a very special day. The grapes are gently bled to extract just the right nuances of enticing cherries and cassis. Transcendent! Grand Cru Pedigree. – Rod Johnson, Plum Market Ann Arbor

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2006 VC La Grande Dame Brut  ws94 $119.97
Bright and graceful, this seamlessly knits a subtle streak of smoke-tinged minerality with flavors of almond financier, poached pear, candied kumquat and crème de cassis, focused by vibrant acidity and a refined, creamy mousse. This will always put a smile on her face, anytime and anywhere. – Jean-Baptiste Tricot, Plum Market Old Town

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Veuve Clicquot Clicq’Call Rosé Brut ws91  $59.97
Clicq’Call comes straight from the heart, as it is straight from you! It allows you to record your very own voice message, and gift it along with the champagne. Press the button and record a short message for the recipient, who is able to reuse the packaging and voice recorder again. Say it with champagne! – Jean-Baptiste Tricot, Plum Market Old Town

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Ruinart Brut Rosé ws91 $74.97
Intense, fruity and aromatic, Ruinart Rose owes its sensusal elegance to the marriage of Chardonnay (45%) and Pinot Noir. The nose is fresh and subtle, ripe with cherry and freshly picked red berries, followed by a splash of flowers and spicy notes. – Jean-Baptiste Tricot, Plum Market Old Town

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Pierre Gerbais Granes de Celles Extra Brut Champagne  $34.99
If you really love your mom you should definitely get her a bottle of Champagne.  It doesn’t even have to be Mother’s Day.  A blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Blanc, this exceptionally valued Champagne is very dry with notes of mineral and brioche. – Jason Kugel, Plum Market Bloomfield

 

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L Mawby Grace Brut Rosé NV Leelanau Peninsula  $19.99

Celebrate with your mother by giving her a bottle of this splendid Michigan rosé made by the legendary Larry Mawby.  This wine is a charming blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with just a touch of Regent added at disgorgement.  She will be impressed by its elegance, precision, and long finish. – Jorge Lopez-Chavez, Plum Market Ann Arbor North Campus