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Laura Burgess
Best Wine for Valentines Day 
 
Barolo. Like love, it's both delicate and powerful. Gianfranco Alessandria 2009 Barolo is my pick at the moment. Delicate roses meet deep, dark earth on the nose leads into a palate that's super smooth with fresh red and black cherries and beautiful peppery spice. It's the perfect splurge for a special night.
 
My indispensable Dessert Wine
 
Valdespino Contrabandista Medium-Dry Amontillado Sherry.  Nutty, with hints of maple and cooked apricot flavors this is the perfect wine for a cheese course--especially if you're sharing with people who aren't crazy about dessert wine.
 

 

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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.

    Sheesh!



    Feb 12, 2014 at 6:26 PM


  • Snooth User: qutiful
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    EMark!!!!!!

    Ditto!!!

    Feb 12, 2014 at 7:09 PM


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