Happy Valen-Wine's Day!

Euripides said it well: "Where there is no wine there is no love." Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love, so don’t let a bad bottle of wine (or worse — no wine) spoil your romantic evening. Set the mood with these Valen-Wine recommendations, as tasted by Vinous critics and the Delectable community.

Bodega Chacra

Mainque Pinot Noir Rosé 2016

Delectable Wine
9.0

Pale, bright orange-pink. Subtle aromas of red berries, flowers, spices and earth; I would have picked this blind as Pinot Noir but then it is. Offers lovely texture and concentration for rosé, with lively framing acidity and pungent mineral lift to its red fruit and floral flavors. The dry, tactile finish features a refreshing salty chewiness that makes the wine downright gulpable. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, Jul 2017)
— 3 years ago

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Arianna Occhipinti

SP68 Bianco Terre Siciliane Albanello Muscat of Alexandria 2015

Delectable Wine
9.1

Dark golden-yellow. The complex nose offers a curious but intriguing mix of macerated peach, aromatic herbs, capers and custard cream. Fresh and clean on entry, then delivers noteworthy tannic bite to the orchard fruit and saline flavors. Finishes with explosive lemony freshness on the long back end. Made in a macerated style (not quite an orange wine, though), but cleaner and livelier than most such wines. (Ian D'Agata, Vinous, Dec 2016) — 3 years ago

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Domaine Drouhin

RoseRock Pinot Noir 2014

Medium body, valentines’ bouquet of red roses, smooth river stone. Balance and very nice acidity. — 3 years ago

Shawn, Mike and 7 others liked this

Broc Cellars

Love Red North Coast Carignan Blend 2015

Fruit roll up, dark chocolate, and vanilla on the nose. Blueberry and earth on the palate with well balanced acidity. — 3 years ago

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Lingua Franca

Sisters Eola Amity Hills Chardonnay 2015

Delectable Wine
9.4

Limpid yellow-gold. Vibrant, mineral-accented aromas of peach, Anjou pear, melon and Meyer lemon, along with a bright floral overtone. Juicy and densely packed, displaying a deft interplay of richness and vivacity to the citrus and orchard fruit flavors. Picks up smoky lees, honey and iodine nuances with air and shows excellent clarity and back-end lift. The strikingly long, penetrating finish echoes the mineral and citrus fruit notes and betrays no rough edges. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Feb 2018) — 3 years ago

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Château Calon-Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Delectable Wine
9.6

The 2014 Calon Ségur is a real show-stopper. Unusually ripe, powerful and seductive, the wine exudes class. Myriad shades of plum, sweet red cherry, pomegranate, spice and blood orange are all on display. Wild flowers, tobacco and host of more aromatic notes develop in the glass. Above all else, though, the 2014 is a wine of pure power and breadth. This is yet another fabulous showing for the 2014 Calon Ségur, a wine that vies for top honors in this vintage. Don't miss it. The blend is 67 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 19 % Merlot, 15 % Cabernet Franc and 2 % Petit Verdot. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Feb 2017) — 3 years ago

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Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Rosé 2000

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🗞 Y2K 🐜 🤣, Blockbuster not buy Netflix 🤣, Concord 😢, PS2 🕹, DotCom 💥📉
🎵 Oops! I Did It Again, Stan, Who let the 🐶 out
🎥 X-Men, Cast Away, Erin Brockovich, Gladiator
🗣 I have nipples Greg, could you milk me?
🌍 6.09B

Pink Pinot Porn 💗

The steamy finessed intricate pink bubbles tease you as they dance around the glass hypnotising you to take a sip of the deep clear amber, shining copper & salmon love juice. The nose seduces with a powerful floral cherry red berry smokey soil leafy peachy brioche mist. Helplessly your palette succumbs to a smooth rich strawberry peach & red berry biscuity mousse caress that teases you to take another as the kiss lingers on and on. I thought the 96 pink DP was hot but this is X-rated! Drank in a Zalto Burgundy glass & decanted.

Divine! 😍
— 3 years ago

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Chris England

Chris England

@Weijie Shi thanks I had fun doing this one 👍🥂🎉
Riddley Walker

Riddley Walker

Looks like something shot by a NASA telescope 🛰🎆🤩
Chris England

Chris England

@Riddley Walker Ha Ha yes but in pink 😁🥂👍

Joh. Jos. Prüm

Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett Riesling 2016

Delectable Wine
9.3

Cheesy fermentative overtones give way to a site-typical amalgam of fresh apple garlanded in honeysuckle and heliotrope. This is another of those Prüm Kabinetts that is watery in a positive sense of that word, combining watercolor-like transparency and wash of flavor with delicacy and refreshment. As with the corresponding Graacher, the finishing sense of wet stone and floral perfume is striking, and here a mouthwatering hint of salinity adds significantly to the appeal. (David Schildknecht, Vinous, Jan 2018) — 3 years ago

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Jacques Selosse

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

Delectable Wine
9.1

Selosse’s NV Extra Brut Rosé is especially gracious and light on its feet in this release, with a real sense of weightlessness that makes it an excellent choice to get the evening started. Disgorged October 5, 2015. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Jul 2017) — 3 years ago

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Château Roquebert

Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2004

this bottle is perfect for valentines day without breaking your wallet. the year 2004 is a little drier, suggest to breathe it around 20-30 minutes. this intricate blend of dark berries and notes of fine oak perfectly pairs with any red meat - especially pigeon. not only does it compliment your dinner, the taste is soft enough not to take away from your dish. very recommended for nice dinner. — 3 years ago

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