The Carlton Restaurant

Tag: romantic wines romantic wines

Best Valentine’s Day Wines

Posted on

It’s Valentine’s Day and whether you love or hate it, today is all about love!  And nothing goes better with love than a nice bottle of wine!  So whether you’re cuddling up with your significant other or just hanging out with friends, here’s a fantastic list of wines to share on this special holiday – put together by Amy Reiley of Gayot:

Terra Valentine, 2007 Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon
This big, sexy, serious wine offers chocolate, spice and everything nice. Up front, its flavors are fruit-driven but then its dark, earthy notes emerge toward the back of the palate and linger on the finish. A wine this masculine deserves manly foods like buffalo short ribs or rosemary-crusted lamb shank.

Rating: 14/20, Price: $40

Quady Winery, 2009 Elysium
From its heart-adorned bottle to its lengthy, floral finish, this wine spells romance. Serve it slightly chilled at the end of the meal, with dessert or as a perfect, liquid sweet. The wine’s dried flower and honeyed sweetness will work well with everything from raspberry cheesecake to flourless, chocolate torte.

Rating: 13/20, Price: $25

O’Brien Estate, 2009 Flirtation Rosé
A pretty pink made from Merlot grapes, Flirtation is a dry rosé with teasing strawberry and pomegranate flavors. With bright acidity and nice length, the wine is food-friendly and pairs well with simple seafood dishes, roast chicken or cheese fondue for two.

Rating: 13.5/20, Price: $30

Click here for more Valentine’s Day Wines and the full article at Gayot.com.