Valentine's Day 2019 Memories and Inspiration

Valentine's Day 2019 has come and gone, and now it's time to take advantage of those chocolate sales. The Delectable community members were busy drinking and sharing their Valen-Wines yesterday. If you're celebrating this weekend instead, we've gathered a handful of Valentine's posts to spark some inspiration. From classics like rosé Champagne to sweet surprises such as Canadian icewine, your fellow Delectable users checked all the heart-shaped boxes. Make sure to take notes for any future romantic events! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ If you're looking for more romantic inspiration, you might also enjoy: The Everyperson’s Guide to Valentine’s Drinking Essential Tips for Valentine's Day Wines

Bodegas Alto Moncayo

Campo de Borja Garnacha 2016

I can almost chew this wine its so big and bold! This is Campo de Borja 2016 Alto Moncayo. The color is deep Burgundy. The legs are slow and thick. The bouquet, fields of lavendar and lilac. The initial palate is amazing!!!!! Huge blackberry, boysenberry and raspberry. Then there is a small hint of cherry in the background somewhere. You can tell these vines are really old. The mid palate is phenomenal. Spice and vanilla- yum! Lots of oak and earth. The thickness reminds me of a juicy filet mignon. The finish is dry and lingering with the feel of butter left behind. Time to serve with dinner:
Filet mignon, baked potato, mustard greens, and a french baguette. Happy St. Valentine’s day to me!!!!!!!
— 3 months ago

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Great wine

Kistler

Vine Hill Road Vineyard Chardonnay 1990

Perfectly aged, this California chardonnay from
Kistler was simply stunning! Notes of dried pineapple, lemon curd, and vanilla bean on the nose, with the complexity of preserved lemons, butterscotch, and toasted almonds on the finish. A golden Valentine's day treat!
#liquidgold #Kistler
#1990 #finishfordays
— 3 months ago

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Michel Tixier

Rosé de Saignee 1er Cru Brut Champagne Blend

Toasty brioche, warm citrus, nice acidity and fruit forward. 60%PM 20%PN 20% Chardonnay. Happy Valentine's Day — 3 months ago

Billecart-Salmon

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

David T
9.3

A little Rosé Champagne to kick-off Valentine’s Day celebration with my love, best friend and life partner, Sofia. I love you. ❤️😘

Hope you all are with the one you love celebrating.

@Severn Goodwin Nope it’s not Friday yet, just V-Day.
— 3 months ago

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Sofia Jalilie

Sofia Jalilie

I love you honey happy valentines ❤️

Amarula

Wild Fruit Cream Liqueur

Sweet creamy and endlessly entertaining like all Valentines activities should be — 3 months ago

Neil, Severn and 11 others liked this
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Wild fruit? Interesting.
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@Severn Goodwin the marula fruit! Nabbed this for an upcoming column—sneak preview it’s my spirit to drink while watching Black Panther...

Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona

Pianrosso Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!!

94 points
— 3 months ago

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Linne Calodo

Cherry Red Zinfandel Blend 2016

Every time i open this, it’s an aha moment. Powerful cherry on the pallet with a long smooth finish. So delicious. Besides, it’s Valentine’s Day. Pop the cherry. . — 3 months ago

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Domaine des Marrans

Beaujolais Blanc Chardonnay 2016

2016 Burgundy... Do I need to say more? It's slamming good!

Nose is a saline solution with sweet green apple and light oyster shell.
Palate is incredible balanced acidity with Anjou pear and this ever lingering saline finish.

For certain, one of the best BoJo blancs to ever grace my glass!

Happy Valentine's Day 2019 to all.

24hr Update: Nose has subsided slightly, but the palate is going strong and picking up minor red fruit (strawberry) notes. I tend to pick up those red notes only in Chardonnay from Beaujolais, after about a day or two after opening, interesting.
— 3 months ago

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@Lyle Fass Holy shit, thank you!
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Insane bargain. Beats white burgs twice the price
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Beats white Burg's I buy domestically that are 3x the price!

Domaine Humbert Frères

Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2010

Valentine's day....time for pinot and pizza! Decanted 1 hour. A forbidding dark ruby red color. On the nose: Earthy, red fruit, floral, mushrooms, cinnamon...all jump out of the glass. Taste: Dark cherry, spice, tobacco, minerals....a power Burgundy from 60 year old vines. — 3 months ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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Foxen

Tinaquaic Vineyard Syrah 2014

Seriously *ahem* sumptuous stuff. If I was in a typically uncharitable mood and not already a bottle deep after a lovely Valentine's Day dinner I might say this was a tad overripe. But as it is I mean how can you not love it? Blackberry coulis, iron filings, clove, and bacon fat lend this an open, lascivious aromatic character that's hard to resist. On the palate the wine is gorgeously ripe and velveteen, with meaty, savory black fruit that's still fresh and light on its feet courtesy of juicy acids and just a glimpse of granitic minerality. On the cusp of being overdone but who cares. It's scrumptious. — 3 months ago

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