February – the month of love, candy hearts, teddy bears, and flowers. For wine lovers, Valentine’s Day is a day where it is socially acceptable to be love struck over a great bottle of wine. There are so many terrific bottles to pick from that choosing the right wine for Valentine’s Day can be difficult.
Therefore, we wanted to help narrow down your long list of wine options. Allow us to guide you in finding that special bottle for a loved one or better yet, yourself.
Here are the top romantic wines to drink this Valentine’s Day holiday at your favorite restaurant or in the comfort of your own cozy home.
The most romantic wine you can purchase is a sparkling one. Sparkling wine goes well with all the valentine themed dessert like chocolate covered strawberries and fancy pastries.
You can choose vintage champagne like Veuve Clicquot, Vintage Rosé, Champagne 2008. This champagne has a hint of vanilla bean along with red berries.
It will have your taste buds buzzing. But if you are looking for a simpler champagne, then JCB’s N°21 Crémant de Bourgogne is your go to.
Chablis is a wine region in France where unoaked Chardonnay is made. The highest ranked Chablis is Domaine Francois Raveneau Les Clos Grand Cru which is valued at $200 a bottle. Lucky for you, there are more great Chablis to choose from that are less pricey.
Enjoy a bottle of 2006 Jean-Pierre Grossot Chablis. This type of Chardonnay has a unique taste with its flower and citrus aromas. This great bottle of wine can be yours for less than $30.
Le Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2014 is another fantastic white wine. It has flavors such as lemon, pear, and a hint of oak. It has a rich texture that will make you savor every sip.
Both of these white wines pair well with pasta, seafood, or a cheese/fruit assortment.
Raymond Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley is a bottle filled with aromas of dark red fruits. Red wines are great to drink during the winter to warm you up and goes great with a Valentine’s Day steak or gourmet burger.
Pinot Noir fans, if you are trying to go all out on a red wine, we suggest trying Three Sticks 2013 Durell Vineyard Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast. It is a fantastic vintage wine with flavors of black cherry and currant fruit.