Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and that means planning something special for your significant other. When the plan is to create a romantic dinner at home or to treat your beloved to dinner at a favorite restaurant, it pays to give some thought to the type wine that will be served. Here are some suggestions on the best reds to pair with the meal and keep the evening in line with the general theme for the holiday.
When the plan is to go with one of the Canadian wine, you won’t have any problems finding something that’s ideal. The real challenge will be to select one out of many possible options. Here are two that deserve consideration.
There is no doubt that a bottle of 2015 Sibling Rivalry Red VQA by Henry Of Pelham fits right in with the holiday. The perfect blend of berries combined with the oak aging make for a wine that sets well on the tongue. You won’ have any trouble imagining the two of you enjoying a glass over a candlelight dinner or while spending a quiet moment in front of a roaring fire.
You may also want to consider a bottle of 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon by the Konzelmann Estate Winery for your romantic evening. The blend of black currant, pomegranate, and cinnamon make for a robust wine that matches well with fruits, cheeses, and many types of broiled meats. You’ll detect a note of pepper and a smoky flavor that results from the aging process.
It makes sense to turn to Italy when you want to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Considered one of the premier sites for the production of wine, you will have plenty of choices.
Hailing from Tuscany, you can’t go wrong with a bottle of 2014 Chianti DOCG by Viticoltori Senesi Aretini. The color is a merry bright red that brings to mind all those hearts associated with the holiday. Even so, you will notice violet flashes as the light catches the wine. The blend of fruit and spices is smooth, well-rounded, and a joy to sip in just about any setting one can imagine.
If a deeper color for your Italian wine is what you crave, consider going with a bottle of 2013 Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC by Giacomo Fenocchio. The deep ruby hue of the wine speaks of careful cultivation and an aging process designed to bring out the best of the flavor. Considered an earthy wine, you will find that it provides just the right balance between acidity and fruity taste.
Not all great wines are produced in Europe. It’s possible to find a California wine that is perfect for your plans. An excellent choice would be a bottle of 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Waterstone Winery in Napa Valley. This choice sports the aroma of several different types of berries to create a wine that is full and lively at the same time.
You will also want to think about investing in a bottle of Estrada Creek Merlot 2013. Produced in the northern part of the state, this deep red wine benefits from seasons that allow the fruit to hang longer. The aging takes place in oak barrels for a full 11 months before it’s released. You’ll find this to be an excellent table wine to serve with your special dinner.
Now is the time to choose your wineand make sure it’s on hand before the big day arrives. Go online now and place your order. In less than a week, it will be on hand and you can turn your attention to the rest of your Valentine’s Day preparations.