Valentine’s Day is here and you’re probably starting to think about what you want to do for the big day o’Love. If you’re planning on making a restaurant reservation, you better do it fast! Otherwise, creating your own romantic food and wine pairing feast for Valentine’s Day at home can be easy.
Here are a few wines that can be easily accessorized with the right meal:
For busy wine lovers…
2007 Red Splash – St. Francis Winery:
Perfect for a meal that lingers… this super dry, smoky wine makes a full-bodied splash in a HUGE way and then sticks around to tickle your taste buds. It’s fruitiness suggests dark stone fruits and if you pay close attention, you’ll notice a trace of clove as well as a delicious caramel finish.
Red Splash is definitely a food wine. Order a pizza, nook lasagna, or grab some burgers to create a simple and easy Valentine’s Day dinner.
At $10/bottle, this wine is a great deal and a real Valentine’s Day winner.
For wine lovers who want earthy, balanced, and bold…
2008 Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir
Black cherry and with a strong sense of earthiness, this Pinot Noir is smooth as silk and great for those who prefer a dry, strong, down-to-earth red for their Valentine’s Day feast. If you’re looking for a Pinot Noir that isn’t very fruity, you may have found your match! The raspberry notes are present, but never really stand out. This wine offers a nice balanced, spicy finish.
Be sure to enjoy this Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir with a food such as red meats and earthy mushroom dishes. At around $30/bottle, this wine is a bit overpriced, but enjoyable.
For wine lovers who want cool refreshment…
2009 Bollini Trentino Pinot Grigio
You’ll get refreshing floral and honeysuckle notes while grapefruit boldly greets your palate.
We paired this wine with spinach ravioli topped off with a Meyer Lemon Miso Sauce and it was heavenly!
At around $12/bottle, this wine is priced just right.
(These were all sent as sample wines)