5 wines under $25 for mom’s breakfast in bed

Here are five wines sure to delight her palate and your pocketbook.|

Moms don’t mind a sloppy breakfast in bed as long as they can drink pink.

Whether it’s a slight hue of pink from a blanc de noirs or a deeply colored rosé, moms will sip in peace and even smile graciously when they are served cardboard pancakes and burnt bacon.

Here are 5 wines that delight the palate and the pocketbook, priced from $15 to $24.

Gloria Ferrer, NV Carneros Blanc de Noirs Sparkling Wine, 12.5%, $22. A lovely sparkler with aromas and flavors of strawberry, cherry and vanilla. It has a creamy texture and a nice mousse. Bright acidity. Finishes crisp.

Pedroncelli, 2015 Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, Dry Rosé of Zinfandel, 13.9%, $15. This is a delightful rosé even though it has more weight than most. Notes of bold berry fruit, mineral and spice. It has good acidity and a lingering finish.

Chandon, NV Blanc de Noirs Sparkling Wine, 13%, $19. A crisp bubbly with notes of strawberry, orange peel and baked bread. Crisp acidity. Nice length.

Mill Creek, 2015 Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County Dry Rosé, 14.5, $24. This is a refreshing rosé, clean and crisp. Bright notes of raspberry and watermelon, with a hint of tangy cranberry in the mix. It’s nice and dry, deliciously so.

Korbel, NV California Blanc de Noirs, $18. A balanced sparkler with crisp acidity. An approachable bubbly with notes of raspberry, strawberry. Uncomplicated but appealing all the same. Crisp finish.

Peg Melnik

Wine, The Press Democrat

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