Valentines Day Reds!

Valentines Day is quickly approaching and whether you’re planning a romantic dinner with your sweetie, and need some wine to pair… or simply want to give the gift of some incredible vino to the one you love, you’ve come to the right wine list!

Wine can be a romantic gift to give for valentine’s day, whether you’re in a new or long term relationship. Here are some seductive, complex, and wonderful wines for your valentine’s day!

2014 Adler Fels “The Eagle Rock” Pinot Noir- Adler Fels is an icon in California Winemaking. The winery has been producing award-winning wines for over thirty-five vintages. Renowned winemakers Aaron Bader and Linda Trotta both express that making good pinot noir is both a mental and physical exercise, and this one is sexy and luscious. On the palate there is sweet perfume, maple syrup, and dark fruit with flavors of black olive, cranberry, and Bing cherry. $27.99

 

2013 Psagot Edom- This Kosher wine is quite lovely and is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Firmly structured, offering notes of blackberry, plum, and tobacco with a red berry finish. This wine is great for those who keep Kosher in their homes, however, if you’re simply interested to try a delicious wine, that’s also Kosher, go right ahead… because this one is a rich blend from Jerusalem. $32.00

 

2014 Cepa 21 Tempranillo- From Ribera Del Duero, this Spanish wine is perfect for your lover who enjoys the “spice in life”. Intense and stylish, full of ripe purple fruit, oak, and dark chocolate, this wine will surely please both a “fruity” and “earthy” loving palate. $20

 

2016 19 Crimes, The Banished- For your lover who enjoys curling up in the cold winter months, this intense, blend of Grenache and Syrah will warm their heart. Notes of dark chocolate, cherry, and deep forest fruits in this wine will easily pair beautifully with caramel chocolates, cherry cordials, and of course, some juicy red meat. $11.99

2015 The Prisoner- For your lover with an intense, addicting, and seductive, “darker side”, who doesn’t mind a little “wine play” The Prisoner will make quite the gift (maybe paired with some black roses, or handcuffs?). Every sip of this red blend comprised of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Charbono should be savored, as should every minute with the one you love. $47.00

 

Dave Phinney, Locations Wine Wines inspired by some of the greatest wine growing regions and countries around the world. Dave Phinney is breaking the traditional wine rules a bit and is producing the best expressions of wine from many wine growing regions. In short, if the one you love, loves to travel and drink great…. Get them to try some of these delicious reds! $13.99-15.00

“E” Spain- Sourced from low yielding old vines from Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Toro, and Priorat, Spain. This Spanish red is bold, beautiful, and oh so very romantic!

“F” France- From Rhone to Roussillon, and Bordeaux, the French Location wine will impress even the pickiest wine palate. This red is quite lovely and pairs beautifully with brie, baguette, and garlic butter drenched escargot!

“WA” Washington- Dave Phinney once said, “if I were twenty-one, single, and could make wine anywhere in the world, it would be Washington.” This Washington State wine is truly one that your Valentine will enjoy. Pair this one with a dozen red roses, a nice steak dinner, and a romantic night in!

Happy Valentines Day! Please pair responsibly…

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

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