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Anna Savino
Best Wine for Valentines Day 
Something chocolatey, sexy and velvety like a Twomey Merlot. Ruby red with dark berry and vanilla flavors.  
a spicy full-bodied Silverado Vineyards Solo Stags Leap District Napa Valley with lots of dark berry flavors, plums, an earthiness LUSH smooth finish.
My indispensable Dessert Wine
I have just discovered Passito di Loazzolo from Piemonte made from Moscato. I believe it is the smallest DOC in Italy. Tasted it with homemade blue cheese.
Azienda Agricola C. Bianca Vendemmia Tardiva 1999. Intense nose of candied fruit and vanilla with the sweetness and freshness of Moscato D'Asti on the palate.
Anna Savino


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  • Snooth User: Zuiko
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    I have been a fan of dessert wines since the mid 70's and was a bit surprised to not see any Beerenauslese or Australian Tawny listed. Mid to lower Mosel Beerenauslese get my vote. Coming in at a close second are the Tawnies from Morris of Australia. I should mention Wente's Late Harvest Riesling as well, since it is a winner as well.

    Feb 12, 2014 at 5:54 PM

  • Snooth User: orink3
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    I like @Zuiko's choices, but I would suggest a "4 sips of each" tasting between any of those and a bottle of Hirschbach & Sohne's 2011 bottling of Piesporter Michaelsberg Riesling Auslese @ $ 13.00/ bottle... (or less). That addition won't set you back much more and will provide an interesting "bang for the buck" comparison.

    Feb 12, 2014 at 6:18 PM

  • Snooth User: EMark
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    C'mon guys. Is everybody afraid being the one who picks the obvious? GDP came close when he suggested Terra Valentine Cabernet Sauvignon as an alternative to one of the Valentine's Day light meals the other day, but how can nobody pick Terra Valentine Amore?

    -- It has "Valentine" in the name.

    -- It has a heart on the label.

    -- It also has "Love" in the name.


    Feb 12, 2014 at 6:26 PM

  • Snooth User: qutiful
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    Feb 12, 2014 at 7:09 PM

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