Here’s anticipating you have zero to bemoan about on Valentine’s Day. Whether you are celebrating togetherness with your sweetie, or celebrating your singular standing at an anti-Valentine’s Day soiree, zero adds to the fun like good wine. Here are a few of my favorite choices:
Let’s start by popping open the bubbly. First up is two of my “Pretty in Pink” favorites.
Mumm Napa Brut Rose at under $20 is the ideal start to Valentine’s day festivities either you’re in a LTR or just starting out. This sparkler is from California and finished with flavor.
Want to ante up a little bit some-more for your swain or provide yourself? Close to the $40 symbol is Domaine Carneros by Taittinger Brut Rose. This smashing dry, season finished stimulating rosé is also from California.
It goes down super-easy and is utterly throng appreciative for parties. It also has a overwhelming package if you’re selling for a gift.
Moving on to still wines, a lovely Pinot Noir to applaud with is Landmark Vineyards Overlook Pinot Noir 2015.
At $20 this California booze is a pleasing change of earth and fruit. It is light bodied with a pleasing garnet tone and adequate legs. Notes of earth, tobacco and leather tease the nose. Notes of furious strawberries, star anise and dim chocolate are lively on the palate. A glorious booze for chocolate pairing.
Love Block Pinot Noir 2014 from New Zealand is right around $25, very light bodied, but abounding in worldly flavor. And the tag is ideal for Valentine’s Day.
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Prefer white? Love Block 2014 Pinot Gris, at about $20, has a likewise on-point tag for the holiday and is off-dry with records of pink and lemon. It has good physique and a pleasing turn mouth feel.
Another white worth trying is Domaine Bott-Geyl 2014 Les Éléments Riesling. At just under $20, this is an elegant, light Alsace Riesling. It’s dry with a palatable mouth feel and lovely finish. Full of developed fresh pear and orange notes. we adore this booze and wish to try their Gewürztraminer.
There is a benevolence scale on these wines, rating them from dry at 1 to honeyed at 9. This booze falls just brief of 3, so it is dry. But honeyed booze lovers sampling it were simply swayed by this turn and dainty wine.
An intriguing French white is Domaine Felines Jourdan Picpoul de Pinet 2015. This booze is done from the Piquepoul grape, one of the oldest Languedoc grapes.
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Notes of lemon and honeysuckle, pleasure in this light and fresh wine. It has good fruit, offset astringency and good purify minerality on the finish. It’s finished in a Mosel bottle, like many Rieslings, but it’s much cleaner and lighter in physique while still full of fruit flavor.
Want something a bit richer and darker? Try Maxville Cabernet 2014. This low purple, California booze is glowing with chocolate and dim fruit. Oak records are expertly offset with vanilla.
It’a long, gratifying and silky, and is the ideal element for high-end dim chocolate. It is also my stream favorite Cabernet in the $50 range.
Linda Delmonico Prussen is a Long Island-based award-winning publisher ardent about all things wine.
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