Valentine’s Day Wine Pairings

Valentine’s Day wine pairings
February 8, 2021

Love is in the air and it’s time to talk Valentine’s Day wine pairings. Whether you’re going for chocolate pairings or a fancy meal pairing, we’ve got you covered. 

Our go-to Valentine’s Day wine pairings:

Flowers Pinot Noir

Pairings: 

  • Beef
  • Veal
  • Game (deer, venison)
  • Poultry

About the wine: 

  • Aromas of bright red cherry and raspberry
  • Hints of savory cloves and graham crackers
  • Graphite and sea salt
  • Bright acidity and a long, lively finish
  • 94 points from James Suckling 

From the winery: 

“Every Flowers wine is made to express the land where it was farmed. Our coastal proximity and high-elevation vineyards give our wine its distinct minerality and fresh acidity. Farmed sustainably, fermented with 100% native yeast and crafted with minimal intervention in the cellar, Flowers Pinot Noir is a pure expression of the rugged and extreme Sonoma Coast.”

Flowers

Flowers Chardonnay 

Pairings: 

  • Pork
  • Rich fish (salmon, tuna etc)
  • Vegetables 
  • Poultry

About the wine:

  • Notes of Meyer lemon, dried chamomile, lemongrass, and minerality
  • Pure fresh palate
  • Flavors of tangerine and green tea
  • Fresh coastal acidity
  • Long, savory finish

From the winery:

“The most anticipated release of the year, Flowers Moon Select showcases the best barrels of the vintage. Sourced from our estate vineyards, these wines are the pinnacle of Flowers offerings. Our winemaking team meticulously tastes through every barrel to consider which barrels will make the final blend. Each barrel selected contains wonderfully expressive fruit, making the blending process arduous yet exciting.”

Leviathan Red Wine

Pairings:

  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Veal
  • Poultry
  • Chocolate

About the wine:

  • Boysenberry, black cherry, and plum
  • Cocoa powder, allspice, and nutmeg
  • Bay Laurel, sage, cedar, dry red earth 
  • Supple and balanced tannins
  • Savory finish 
  • Hints of graphite and star anise 
  • 93 points from James Suckling 

From the winery:

“One blend. One focus. Leviathan was founded in 2004 by winemaker Andy Erickson, former winemaker of Screaming Eagle Winery. The goal was simple: to create one, unique red wine, drawn from some of the best vineyards in Northern California.”

Leviathan

Black Stallion Gaspare Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Pairings:

  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Game (deer, venison)
  • Mature and hard cheese
  • Poultry
  • Chocolate covered strawberries 

About the wine:

  • Broad wine with an elegant structure
  • Fruit-forward and expressive
  • Aromas of blackberry, blueberry, brown sugar, and cedar
  • Flavors of dark fruit and sweetness
  • Vibrant acidity
  • Bold tannins and an elegant finish 

Black Stallion

Faust the Pact

Pairings:

  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Game (deer, venison)
  • Mature and hard cheese
  • Poultry
  • Dark chocolate 

About the wine:

  • Black cherry and black currant
  • Plus texture and fresh acidity
  • Dark fruit and graphite
  • Tobacco, cinnamon, star anise, and dark cocoa flavors
  • Long-lasting finish

From the winery:

“The Coombsville AVA is both the newest in Napa Valley and the furthest south. The region benefits from marine breezes coming off the nearby San Pablo Bay, as well as a long and cool growing season due to its location in the valley. This extended ripening period gives The Pact its signature silkiness, unmistakable blue and black fruit and pronounced acidity.”

Faust The Pact

Cheers to a happy, wine-filled Valentine’s Day!

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