Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to indulge in a bottle of wine with your significant other. Whether you’re looking for a classic red or a refreshing white, there are plenty of options to choose from. In this article, we will explore some of the top wines for Valentine’s Day, from fresh and fruity to complex and elegant.
It’s time to raise a glass to two new sparkling wines from Francis Ford Coppola Winery’s Diamond Collection. The Prosecco DOC and Prosecco Rosé DOC are the perfect addition to any celebration or intimate dinner, offering a crisp and lively taste that is sure to delight the taste buds. The Prosecco boasts notes of apple, citrus, and white peach, while the Prosecco Rosé offers a delicious blend of strawberry, cherry, and citrus. Both wines are extra dry, making them the perfect addition to any meal or as an aperitif.
The Diamond Collection has always been a staple for wine enthusiasts, and the Claret is the crown jewel of the collection. This year’s Claret is a result of the diversity of varietals and vineyards that contribute to its complex taste.
If you’re a fan of rich Chardonnay and bold Pinot Noir, then you need to try Diora Wines. This relatively new brand is inspired by the golden hills of California’s Monterey County and is made from estate fruit grown in the region’s rare soils. With over 30 years of experience, Diora Wines produces award-winning, sustainably made wines that are overflowing with flavor and personality. The La Petite Grace Pinot Noir is a full-bodied delight, with layers of black cherry, dark chocolate, spice, and coffee bean. And the La Splendeur Du Soleil Chardonnay is a light and toasty wine that pairs perfectly with lighter fare.
The Pale is the latest rosé brand created by Sacha Lichine, the mastermind behind the iconic Whispering Angel rosé. This young and fresh rosé is set to become a new staple in the world of rosé and is a nod to the roaring 2020s, aligning with the mid-20th Century cocktail party scenes. The Pale is crafted with grapes from the Vin de Pays Du Var region of Provence, ensuring quality and a quintessential Provençal taste.
The Pale is a dry and refreshing rosé with a signature grey-pink hue, light fruits and a clean finish. It is the perfect wine for any Valentine’s Day soiree, adding a touch of sophistication to any celebration. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or just spending a quiet night in with your significant other, The Pale is sure to impress.
What sets The Pale apart from other rosés is its innovative bottle design and high-quality taste. The bottle is unlike any other, featuring a chic and modern design that makes it stand out on any wine rack. And, with its affordability (SRP $16.99), you can indulge in this luxurious rosé without breaking the bank.
For those who prefer a surprise in their glass, look no further than Gold Medal Wine Club. With six different wine club options to choose from, and a variety of wine and gourmet food gift sets, Gold Medal Wine Club has something for everyone.
What’s cool about this club is that they do the choosing for you. The wine experts select the best wines from small, family-owned wineries and send them straight to your doorstep. The Toccata selection was no exception, with a delicious flavor profile and a pamphlet explaining why it was chosen.
With Gold Medal Wine Club, you don’t have to worry about choosing the wrong wine for your Valentine’s Day dinner. Trust the experts and let them do the work for you. Plus, with their wide range of options, you can find the perfect gift for the wine lovers in your life.
A classic representation of Sauvignon Blanc from the Wairau Valley in Marlborough, the Villa Maria Wairau Valley Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2021 (SRP: $25) displays powerful aromas of blackcurrant, boxwood and grapefruit. The palate has an enticing array of ripe tropical fruits mixed with dried herbs such as rosemary, finishing with fresh zesty acidity.
Le Volte dell’Ornellaia 2020 (SRP: $34) is a fantastic Bolgheri red that takes you across the rolling, sun-drenched hills of Tuscany. Distinctly Mediterranean in profile, Le Volte dell’Ornellaia expresses high-toned aromatics of crushed plums, flowers, fresh sage, and rosemary on both the nose and palate. With a sense of sunny generosity, combined with an elegance, structure, and complexity that only the cooling breezes of the Tuscan coastline can offer, this wine is the perfect complement to a romantic candlelit dinner.
Finally, for a unique twist on Australia’s favorite grape variety, try The Yalumba Y Series Shiraz-Viognier 2020 (SRP: $14). With luscious aromas and flavors of Turkish delight and berries, this brilliant Shiraz-Viognier blend exudes rich and opulent notes. Its enjoyable velvety tannins perfectly complement the wine’s cherry and chocolate finish, showcasing beautiful synergy between the two varieties.
Fresh Vine Wine
Fresh Vine Wine has a portfolio of delicious wines that are perfect for Valentine’s Day. The 2019 Pinot Noir is ruby in color and has a big floral nose of rose petal, dark cherry, and baking spices. Secondary notes of raspberry, mint, and tea. Medium-bodied flavors of blackberry, red raspberry, and ripe plum. Tasty, long finish of red plums and baker’s chocolate with a hint of acidity. It is $18.89 and has 0.3g of sugar, 3.7 carbs, 101 calories, and 13.5% ABV.
The 2021 Rosé is a delightful blend of Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir grown exclusively for Fresh Vine Wine. It was whole cluster pressed then fermented and aged in stainless steel. A lighter shade of watermelon in color. Bright, floral aromas of rose petal & paper whites, summer-ripe white peach & ruby red grapefruit. Fresh flavors of nectarine, stone fruit & melon framed wonderfully with a bit of mouth-watering acidity. It is $17.95 and has 0.1g of sugar, 2.8 carbs, 98 calories, and 12.8% ABV and won a Bronze Medal at the TEXSOM Awards.
The 2021 Sauvignon Blanc is a juicy palate of white peach, ripe meyer lemon, and pomelo. Luscious, refreshing finish of ruby red grapefruit. Light, golden straw in color with gorgeous aromas of key lime, fresh melon, and California citrus blossoms. It is $18.95 and has 0.1g of sugar, 2.8 carbs, 98 calories, and 12.5% ABV.
Stoller Family Estate
Stoller Family Estate has some delicious offerings that are perfect for celebrating with the special person in your life. The 2021 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is inspired by the region. With luscious notes of baking spice and red fruit flavors, this wine perfectly represents the AVA’s spirit, quality, and ethos. I recommend pairing this wine with a classic steak dinner or a wild mushroom risotto for your romantic feast. The 2021 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir is full of flavors like Dried Rainier cherry, dark chocolate, and flint, with splashes of blueberry and citrus rind. This wine is a pure expression of the landscape that showcases the classic Stoller Family Estate winemaking style, perfect for sipping when cozied up near the fireplace.
Jøyus is a great option for those who are looking to cut back on alcohol but still want to enjoy the taste of wine. The company is 100% woman- and sober-owned and doesn’t have that overly-sweet, or grape juice taste like other non-alcoholic wines can. These delightfully dry and complex alcohol-removed wines will have even the snootiest of wine snobs pouring a second and even a third glass. It won two awards at The San Francisco International Wine Competition and another at the International Wine and Spirits (IWSC) and prices vary.
Valdo Marca Oro Prosecco
When it comes to celebrating Valentine’s Day, a glass of sparkling wine is a must. The Valdo Marca Oro Prosecco is the perfect choice for any romantic occasion. This Prosecco is made with Glera grapes grown in the Veneto region of Italy. The grapes are carefully selected and harvested by hand to ensure the highest quality. The grapes are then fermented using traditional methods to produce a sparkling wine that is both refreshing and delicious.
The Valdo Marca Oro Prosecco has a bright, fruity aroma with notes of green apple and citrus. The taste is delicate and dry with a subtle hint of sweetness. The bubbles are lively and provide a refreshing and crisp finish. This Prosecco is perfect for toasting to love and is a great accompaniment to any Valentine’s Day meal.
The Valdo Marca Oro Prosecco is a versatile wine that can be enjoyed on its own or paired with a variety of foods. It pairs well with seafood, chicken, and pasta dishes. It’s also a great choice to pair with desserts, particularly those that have a fruity flavor such as strawberries and cream.
Garda DOC Wines
For a classic Italian wine to pair with your Valentine’s Day meal, look no further than Garda DOC wines. These wines are produced in the Garda region of Italy and are made from a variety of grapes including Bardolino, Groppello, and Chiaretto. They have a unique taste and aroma that is inspired by the region’s climate and soil. The Bardolino is a red wine with a fruity aroma and a dry taste with notes of red fruit and a hint of almond. The Groppello is a red wine with a rich aroma and a dry taste with notes of cherry and plum. The Chiaretto is a light-bodied rosé wine with a fruity aroma and a dry taste with notes of red berries and a hint of rose.
No matter what your preference, there are plenty of delicious wines to choose from for Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re looking for a classic red, a refreshing white, or a non-alcoholic option, there is something for everyone. So, gather your loved one and enjoy a glass of wine, or two, as you celebrate the day of love. Remember to always drink responsibly and pair your wine with a delicious meal or sweet treat. Cheers to love, wine, and Valentine’s Day!