Top Wines for Valentine's

10 wines to toast your loved one


With Valentine’s Day upon us, many people will be analyzing every detail to ensure a perfect evening. From the flowers to the chocolate, menu to music, every element will be considered and reconsidered for maximum love impact.

If we were honest with ourselves, our wine choice would be easy, as it always is. Simply serve the wine you like the best! That’s the ticket to a successful meal after all, isn’t it? Pair it with what you like. Well, if it’s not and you need some suggestions for a wine that screams “I love you,” check out these options that can complete the Valentine’s Day picture in a big way.

Valentine Vineyards

What could be better than a wine named Valentine for Valentine’s? Well, we’ll get to that in a second, but these wines from Valentine Vineyards, a small winery in Southern Mendocino County, would certainly add some thoughtful pizzazz to a V-Day celebration.

Saint-Amour

Speaking of pizzazz, what could be better than adding some Saint Love to your soiree? Barry White, anybody? 2009 was a spectacular vintage for Beaujolais, so these wines from Saint-Amour should be easy to find, well priced, and very food-friendly. Really, an ideal wine for the occasion.

Iron Horse Wedding Cuvee

OK, now this is serious business. Wedding Cuvee! Are you going there this Valentine’s Day? Well, if you are, you’ll need a bottle of bubbly and the Iron Horse Wedding Cuvee sounds like it’s awfully fitting!

Les Amoureuses

The lovers. If that’s what you are, this Burgundy Premier Cru is not only an exceptional choice for Valentine’s Day, it’s also an exceptional wine, and priced accordingly. Les Amoureuses is just to the east of the benchmark Grand Cru Musigny, so it’s no surprise that these are the most expensive wines on the list. But your significant other is worth it. Right?

Mi Amore

Looking for something a bit more playful, and perfect for washing down some oysters? Try this wine: Mi Amore. It’s called Mi Love in the most romantic language (Italian, of course).  An easy drinking white from the heart of Italy.

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  • How about Passion, from Icicle Ridge Winery in Washington state? Cherry wine with chocolate... hard to go wrong with that! Also, Beaujolais should typically be consumed right away, not left to age. Have you tried that 2009 lately? It may still have life in it but hard to say.

    Feb 08, 2011 at 7:44 PM


  • Snooth User: seanbru
    659258 6

    @chitownwineguy A solid Pinot Noir from Oregon, such as Argyle, would be nice and not break the bank...Assuming all of your $$$ was spent on dinner/a gift/etc...etc...

    Feb 08, 2011 at 8:37 PM


  • Snooth User: phagar
    341038 147

    Love and Meritage would work as well.

    Feb 08, 2011 at 9:35 PM


  • Snooth User: suavedane
    450265 3

    Finca Antigua Merlot 2006. Just hard to find unless you order a case, at least in Canada. On the other hand, it settles what to drink on the 14th of Feb. until the year 2023...

    Feb 08, 2011 at 11:16 PM


  • A Moscato d' asti is always a great choice for a celebration. You can even get a pink one that is perfect for Valentine's Day!

    Feb 09, 2011 at 12:52 AM


  • Snooth User: pazdar
    Hand of Snooth
    95917 5

    You are missing Chocolata Amor - a rich dark chocolate wine from Pazdar Winery, also their Hot Sin

    Feb 09, 2011 at 5:16 PM


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