Valentine's Day is upon us, whether you see it as commercialized nonsense or a celebration of passion, and there is no avoiding it. We can't overtake chocolates, stuffed toys, and anything heart-shaped. It's pretty safe to assume that a bottle of wine is in your immediate future, regardless of your relationship status. And what is the day's best drink? If you're looking for the ideal gift for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day, we've rounded up the eight best wines. Let’s have a look
Mumm Napa Brut Prestige:
This nuanced Napa sparkling wine is an excellent choice for its ability to blend well with anything from sweet to savory, with notes of citrus, apple, and toasty baking spice, whether you're nibbling chocolate-covered strawberries or slurping fresh oysters and caviar.
Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose
This champagne is astonishingly simple to drink with a palate full of soft red fruits, toasty notes of flaky pastry, a fine balance between acid and minerality. Plus, on Valentine's Day, you can never go wrong with a rose.
Tenuta Luce Lucente
This wine tastes rich and luscious with lots of delicious ripe, juicy fruit countered by dusty tannins. The lovefest and your left with enduring fruit notes and wistful memories end with a fabulous long, dry finish. In other words, this is a silky smooth wine with wonderful flavors.
Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay 2017
What better than the chardonnay that put Napa Valley on the map to celebrate a romance for the history books? Filled with the flavors of ripe core fruit and a floral whiff, its creaminess will be a lovely foil for the confections of Valentine's Day.
Rare Wine Co. New York Malmsey Madeira
Odds are that if you're out on Valentine's for a nice dinner, you're going to want a nice dessert, and a glass (or bottle) of Madeira is an under-the-radar choice to pair that might change your life.
Donnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel 2019
Riesling once had a reputation for cloying sweetness, but we are reminded by this typical German bottle that riesling can be brisk, crisp, and infinitely drinkable. It's the perfect wine for beginning a meal or sipping while noshing on charcuterie, refreshingly bright with just a touch of sweetness.
Frank Family Vineyards Brut Rose 2015
Aside from the obvious holiday-themed color, due to its sommelier-approved ability to go with virtually anything on the table, rosé is a perfect choice for Valentine's Day. For a rich fruitiness that plays beautifully with savory flavors, this bottle from Napa is made of 90 percent pinot noir and 10 percent chardonnay.
Aslina Sauvignon Blanc
Carry some freshness to the table with this sauvignon blanc from Stellenbosch this Valentine's Day. The palate is full of lush citrus that will awaken the flavors of everything on your date night table, created by Ntsiki Biyela, South Africa's first black female winemaker and winery owner.