Some romances are sweet, dizzying and decadent. Others are all about the chase. Whether you need a Pet-nat for your paramour or a silky, romantic red for your sweetheart, we’ve got the perfect wine for you! No matter where your special someone is located, you're sure to find something exciting in our swoon-worthy collection of Valenwine — er, Valentine's Day sippers. Read on for some decadent highlights!
Freisa is cousin to Nebbiolo, known for its lush strawberry and raspberry aromas and freshness. This entry, from Piemontese cult fave Ferdinando Principiano, is romantic and elegant, with seductive complexity, freshness, and a fascinating texture. Organically farmed, this is a lovely wine to drink now with a light chill and braised short ribs or agnolotti, but it can also age magnificently.
Fewer than 2,000 bottles of this complex and layered Nebbiolo were produced by landmark Barbaresco producer Giuseppe Nada. This Riserva is produced in only the best years, and is made from the best fruit on the oldest vines of Nada’s Casot and Marcarini vineyards. Nuanced and delicate, with a smooth, velvety attack, luscious fruit and hints of savory herbs that carry through to the lengthy finish. This wine is textured and fresh, easy to drink now with classic osso buco, lasagna, or roast meats, or cellar for up to 12 years.
Martha Stoumen calls this chillable blend of organic and dry farmed Zinfandel, Carignan, Pinot Noir, and Petit Sirah a “concentrated kitchen chameleon” perfect for everything from casual burgers to date night raclette for two. Bursting with flavors of crushed roses, ripe summer berries, and cocoa dusted vienna fingers, you’re sure to fall in love with this easy going red.
Made from 100% Caladoc, this rosé is full of freshness, fruit, and delicate flowers. An ode to a universal love, this wine exists in part thanks to the farmers who welcomed Famille de Boel to the area, and partly to the old farmer who expressed his enthusiasm of seeing new vineyards on the hill with a simple, “je vous adore.” This rosé has aromas of citrus, flowers, and stone fruit. On the palate, the wine is fruity with balanced lingering acidity, backed with subtle floral notes. Enjoy alongside chili con carne, lamb chops, and fish.
This is a wild and beautiful organic rosé made from a blend of indigenous red and white varietals grown on the volcanic and sandy soils of Montefiascone in the Viterbo province of Lazio, Italy. Aged for three months in stainless steel and fiberglass tanks with minimal sulfur, the finished wine is smooth and easygoing, with bright and zesty notes of citrus, crunchy forest berries, and mouthwatering minerality.
“Numen” is a Latin term connoting the spirit or divine power presiding over a thing or a place. Made with almost no intervention in the cellar, this unconventional rosé is mind-bogglingly complex and is made by semi-carbonic whole-cluster fermentation in amphora, then left to rest for 8 months in the same vessel. The finished wine is filled with juicy bright berry fruit which almost leaps out of the glass. Silky and brambly, this is a unique and stunning wine that simply must be tasted to be believed.
This organic Moscato is tailor-made for desserts and celebrations. Bright and refreshing, with just enough sweetness and intense, yet delicate aromas of sage, golden apple, and white peach. Try it with strawberries and cream, hazelnut and lemon cake, on its own as an aperitif or alongside a savory pie.
Dedicated to producing 100% sustainable, value-driven wines that capture the unique quality of the land, Gard Vintners produces this stunning Viognier and Roussanne blend. It opens with intense aromas of white flowers, peach blossom, and citrus zest, while mouthwatering notes of kumquat and stone fruit appear on the palate, extending to a long, refreshing finish. Great for hearty grain salads, rotisserie chicken, and grilled anything.
Made from sustainably farmed Chardonnay, this racy, mineral-driven white opens with classic notes of ripe apple and lemon blossom. Focused, yet generous on palate, the wine is incredibly balanced, with a long and lovely finish. This is a classic white for all seasons, that can stand on its own as an aperitif or with pork, poultry, and even roasted salmon or sea bass.
This vintage champagne, iconic of Jacquart, is finely cut by the best Crus of Chardonnay and radiates the personality of 2015. Fresh and delicate aromas of acacia, honeysuckle, chalk, and lemon tantalize the nose. While powerful and focused notes of lemon zest and minerality shine on the palate. The perfect gift for yourself or a loved one! Enjoy alongside Thai food, seafood, and sushi.
Made from 100% Cot (Malbec), the wine open with aromas and flavors of fresh strawberry, blood orange, and orange zest. Crisp and refreshing, this is an excellent aperitif or partner for dessert and laughs with friends and family.
Situated in the heart of the Jura, between Seille River and Lons le Saunier, Domaine de Pierre Richard produced this elegant sparkler from organically farmed Pinot Noir. Aged for 12-18 months, it opens with notes of cherry blossom, yellow apple, citrus peel, and toasted French bread. A stellar alternative to pricier Champagne, this is a wine for any occasion that will also sing alongside everything from popcorn to fried chicken.
Pa’Ro Bianco is a blend of Trebbiano and Grechetto with about 4 weeks of skin contact and aged in stainless steel and glass. A great example of a modern approach, the wine offers intense aromas of ripe yellow fruit and sweet herbs that explode into fresh and funky flavors on the palate, backed by firm structure and charming minerality. It's a killer companion for semi-aged cheeses, herb-crusted chicken, or wild mushroom pilaf.
Committed to expressing the character of the land, vineyards, and varietals through not only regenerating the land through sustainable and integrated farming methods, as well as to community development, the estate is now fully organic. That dedication to quality shows in this delicate, 100% orange Avesso. A skin-contact white that presents like a rosé, this elevated Vinho Verde offers up white flowers, strawberry and citrus, with a tickle of tannin on the finish that makes the wine as food-friendly as well as it is fun to drink. Try it with Salad Nicoise, roasted salmon, or salads.
This skin-contact white blend of Muscat, Pinot Gris, and Gewurztraminer from Stolpman Vineyards boasts notes of tangerine that jump out of the glass, complemented by mouth watering guava and passion fruit. Savory, dried herbs and hints of soft earth add texture and a luxe finish.