The 5 best Wines you need in your Wine Cellar on Valentine’s Day

So, how was your Valentine’s Day last month? We all know the importance of this day for couples. You don’t want it to be special, but perfect. And how do you ensure that? By having a candle light dinner, or by gifting that solitaire, or by giving that perfect red rose. Are you forgetting something? Well! Your Valentine’s Day cannot be awesome without a sparkling wine. It’s always great to lead with empathy and kindness, therefore, spend some time to show people you care for. So, if you have such a premier holiday for romance with someone special in your life, keep reading to find out the top 5 best wines to pair with five classic meals. I read this in a post on CoNnEcTd India, a new social media channel that offers amazing content. I will share the same with you.

1. Pinot Gris

Whatever you call it – Pinot gris, pinot grigio or Grauburgunder, it’s a white wine of grape variety from species Vitis vinifera. It was considered as a mutant clone of the pinot noir variety with a greyish-blue fruit, accounting for its name but the grapes can also have a brownish pink to black and even white appearance. Pinot Gris is spicy, racy, and goes beautifully with seafood. A good wine bottle can easily make your Valentine’s Day memorable.

2. Bodega Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard

It’s not easy to select one of the best wines, but this 2016 Malbec is sure to be a winner irrespective of who’s pouring it. It’s an unbelievably nuanced and detailed wine, promising depth and character with every sip. It’s not one of the most highly rated wines, but also a critic’s favourite and a rich, aromatic bottle to cheer your family and friends over dinner. It’s without doubt the best ever wine produced by Catena. It’s dense and fresh, flavourful, elegant, full-bodied and layered at the same time.

3. Sine Qua Non

Sine Qua Non is an extremely highly-rated wine, and again proved its versatility with its 2006 Syrah. This wine from California is of premium quality and comes with a very competitive price tag. Its popularity lies in its incredibly velvety tannins and dense, layered flavours. A normal Shot in the Dark from the 11 Confessions Vineyard is composed of 96.5% Syrah and 3.5% Viognier. It’s a rich and intense red wine with plenty of character. At present, there are only 442 cases of this wine and that’s best held onto for at least a few more years. It’s available in following flavours: blueberry pie, blackberries, Asian spices, and forest floor with a hint of chocolate. It’s aged for almost 32 months before being bottled and is truly a stunning wine.

4. Grgich Hills Estate

Grgich Hills is a distinctive wine that is fresh and balanced. Chardonnay is one of the most popular brands, and is also available at an accessible price. It’s a creamy and flavourful medium-bodied wine, with well-rounded, and plenty of intense, fruity notes. It’s beautifully structured with pear, apple, pineapple, peach and honey flavours, and produced using biodynamically grown grapes. The classic vintage Chardonnay, one of the best and relatively easy to get hold is aged in stainless steel barrels.

5. Wayfarer

A normal Pinot Noir is usually a light to medium-bodied and fruit-forward. It’s a complex wine filled with earthiness and exotic Asian spices. You need to sip it slowly to enjoy each and every note. If you are looking for an elegant wine that comes through with a wide range of fruity and perfume hints, such as raspberry, peach, violet, and red cherries, go for Wayfarer. It also has subtle notes of pomegranate, cinnamon stick and toast that make it an excellent wine better enjoyed slowly.