12 Outstanding California Wines for Mother’s Day

New reviews of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and more from Napa, Sonoma, Carneros and beyond, all earning 90 points or more

12 Outstanding California Wines for Mother’s Day
Roar uses several prime vineyards in Santa Lucia Highlands, including Sierra Mar, one of the highest-altitude vineyards in the region. (Courtesy of Richard Green Photography)
May 3, 2021

Searching for a last-minute gift or a bottle for Mother’s Day brunch? Look no further. The wines in this week's selection offer a panoply of choices, from rich Chardonnay and festive bubblies to suave Pinot Noir and zesty Zinfandel. Plus, there are a few values sprinkled in. No matter which wines the mothers in your life enjoy, you can’t go wrong with these bottlings, as they've all earned 90 points or more on Wine Spectator’s 100-point scale.

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