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Valentine’s Day Selections for Wine Lovers

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Valentine’s Day is coming! If you’re wondering what to pour for your favorite wine lover, here are some great suggestions. (Note: these wines also make very nice gifts!)

Think Pink!

Nothing in a glass (or bottle) says Valentine’s quite like a beautiful rosé. Try these selections from our portfolio.

Dr. Loosen Rosé Sekt Brut (Pinot Noir)

Mosel Valley winemaker Ernst Loosen’s vintage dry rosé, produced in the traditional Champagne method after five years on the lees in the bottle. A Wine Enthusiast Editors’ Choice with 92 points! “Blossoms and berries abound in this vibrantly composed Pinot Noir sparkling.” Learn More

Villa Wolf 2018 Pinot Noir Rosé

A true rosé, and truly affordable, made with brief maceration before pressing to extract the lovely salmon color. This creation from Germany’s Pfalz region is light and refreshing, with deliciously bright berry and fruit flavors and a clean, zippy finish. A Wine Enthusiast Best Buy with 88 points. “Raspberry and red cherry flavors are framed by refreshing acidity.” Learn More

 

Wittmann 2018 100 Hills Rosé

Rheinhessen winemaker Wittmann makes this delightful entry-level Pinot Noir rosé with 40% estate-harvested fruit that is harvested by hand. Pressed and fermented naturally in stainless steel tanks from a legendary vintage. Learn More

 

Bellenos 2018 Rosé of Gamay Noir

This very expressive and affordable rosé by famed Burgundy winemaker Nicolas Potel is pure Gamay from Beaujolais. Beautifully clean, ripe fruit and minimal winemaking preserve the naturally fruity personality of the Gamay grape: vibrant red raspberry and cherry notes, and the mineral inflection that is typical of this area of Burgundy. Learn More

Jim Barry 2018 Annabelle’s Rosé

From an iconic winemaker in Australia’s celebrated Clare Valley, this is a lifted and refreshing Grenache-based rosé. With a pale pink hue, the nose on this wine opens with notes of fresh red summer fruits and rose florals. The palate displays a generous burst of raspberry flavor and a touch of savory spice. Learn More

Rieslings for Your Sweetheart

The world’s top wine experts all agree: there are so many reasons to love good Rieslings. That bit of sweetness means lower alcohol and fewer calories, while its naturally brisk acidity put the sweetness in perfect balance for a taste that’s both crisp and juicy. These Rieslings will dance on your loved one’s palate.

Dr. Loosen 2017 Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese

A sweet/spice thrill ride from the Mosel Valley’s blazing red and insanely steep “Spice Garden” vineyard. With 93+ points from Wine Advocate, this wine “offers ripe nectarine and peach aromas on the clear nose with crunchy/flinty slate notes. It is lush and salty-piquant on the palate.” Learn More

 

Fritz Haag 2018 Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Spätlese

Astonishly pure Riesling for the pure of heart, this wine comes from a small historic vineyard in Germany’s Mosel valley that is renowned for producing light and delicate wines. A 94-point Wine Enthusiast Cellar Selection: “Sweet and ripe yet steely and filigreed with a reverberating backbone of acidity.” Learn More

 

Maximin Grünhaus 2018 Abtsberg Riesling Spätlese

A lithe and sexy Riesling from a former monastery with spanking acidity. Mosel Fine Wines gives it 92 points: “Juicy yellow fruits blend into candied zest and almond cream on the playful palate. The finish is superbly long and refined.” Learn More

 

Robert Weil Rheingau Riesling Spätlese

Lush and juicy like a lover’s kiss, this Rheingau Riesling includes preselection from top vineyards, which gives it an extra dimension of fruit and mineral intensity. This wine superbly displays Spätlese’s riper, richer style from late-picked fruit. 92 points from Wine Advocate: “Super clear, fresh and precise on the nose. Fabulous, with lingering and mouthsalivating salinity.”  Learn More

 

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