Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and we’ve pulled together a list of wines we think will complement your celebration perfectly. Enjoy as cocktails, pair with a festive meal, or gift alongside a box of chocolates. Whether you have plans with a partner, friends, or just yourself—these rosés and sparklers are sure to enhance your evening.
1. Albet i Noya “Petit Albet” Brut Reserva (Macabeu/Xarel-lo/
Parellada) - Clàssic Penedès DO - 2016
This wine is made up of three traditional varietals, Macabeu, Xarel·lo and Parellada. Aromas of herbs and fresh flowers combined with a background of perfectly ripe white fruit. In the mouth it is refreshing but at the same time has the complexity of a sparkling wine aged for 15 months.
2. Biokult Rosé Secco Pinot Noir - Niederösterreich - 2017
A delicious, appetizing sparkling wine with bright aromas of strawberry preserves and buttercream with a crisp, effervescent, tangy medium-to-full body and a mouthwatering lemon curd and Creme Anglaise accented finish.
3. Cantina Pizzolato “Frederik” Chardonnay Spumante Brut - Veneto IGT - 2016
90 points, Gold & “Best Buy” - BTI World Wine Championships
Grassy, herbal notes add an interesting edge and characterize this luminous sparkling wine. It offers nice, tonic bubbling and focused aromas of lemon, lime and white flower. It tastes lush and crisp on the close with creamy foam and soft bubbles.
4. Cantina Pizzolato “Paloma” Rosé Secco Spumante - Italy - 2017
93 points & Gold - 2018 Experience Rosé Competition
Light pink color with bright reflections. Fresh and aromatic in the mouth with sweet notes in balance with a good acidity. It is harmonious, fruity with hints of cherry and delicate floral notes. Serve as an aperitif, or with light desserts.
5. Château Gairoird “Elodie” Cuvée Florale Rosé (Grenache/Cinsault/Syrah/
Rolle/Cabernet Sauvignon) - Côtes de Provence - 2017
This rosé, named for its creator, cellar master Elodie Gilles, has beautiful orange-pink color. Intense nose with citrus fruits such as orange. Fruity and crisp with red currant and citrus flavors, this is a bright, vivacious wine. Nice mineral edge and subtle acidity with a long finish.
6. Frey “Agriculturist” Rosé - Mendocino AVA - NV
From the Frey family’s Mendocino vineyard, this delicious, organic rosé has exuberant flavors of strawberry rhubarb pie, fresh melon & mint, buoyed by crisp acidity.
7. Paris Valley Road Rosé (Syrah/Grenache/Mourvèdre) - California - 2017
Made from a pressed blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre, this Rose has tropical and cherry notes on the nose. Crisp on the pallet with a refreshing acidity that balances the bright, juicy cherry and ripe flavors on the lasting finish.