Love In A Bottle – Heart-Y Reds For Valentine’s Day, Date Night, & Beyond

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Wine, to strengthen friendship and light the flame of love.

Love is in the air and you want to impress your Valentine with a special bottle of red wine.  Indulge your sweetheart with a heart-y red wine. We have rounded up the six best hearty, robust, and sensual red wines for Valentine’s Day, date night, and beyond.  These red wines are guaranteed to make your Valentine’s Day memorable.

We have picked heart-y wines that offer you a wide array of styles, price points, and appellations across the globe.  Pick one that best fits the occasion and personality of your beloved.  There is no better way to express your love than with a red wine that is sensual, profound, and complex.

McGuigan The Plan Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (750ml/$10.99) – If you are planning a casual date night with pizza and a movie the Mcguigan Cabernet Sauvignon is a perfect choice. McGuigan “The Plan” Cabernet Sauvignon from South Eastern Australia is sourced from top quality vineyard sites in McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, and Barossa Valley. “The Plan” is full of elegance and vibrancy, at a price that’s easy to love!

Au Contraire Pinot Noir – Sonoma Coast 2019 (750ml/$26.99) – When you are with the one you love, every day is a special day.  Au Contraire wines are crafted for those who revel in turning everyday ordinary into something extraordinary. This Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is an elegant, silky, complex wine that provides the perfect contrast to hearty roasted meats or robust cheeses.  This is a wine that is sure to impress your sweetheart.

Salentein Numina Gran Corte 2016 (750ml/$40.99) –  For Valentine’s Day, transport you and your beloved to the slopes of the Andes in Argentina with this sensual red blend.  The Bodegas Salentein estate is situated against a backdrop formed by the eastern slopes of the Andes. Numina Gran Corte – a blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc – will transport you through the bottle to Argentina’s Uco Valley, where the grapes are hand-harvested from some of the highest elevation vineyards on the planet.

Bertani Valpolicella 2018 (750ml/$16.49) – Nothing embodies love quite like this wine from the Veneto, home to Romeo and Juliet! Bertani Valpolicella is made from two local grape varieties, 80% Corvina Veronese, and 20% Rondinella, via traditions perfected during the estate’s 150+ year history of creating wines of uncompromising quality.

Jean-Luc Colombo Cornas “Terres Brûlées” 2018 (750ml/$63.99) – Turn up the heat with this 100% Syrah from France’s Northern  Rhône Valley! “Terres Brûlées” means “burnt earth,” and references the long hot days in the tiny Cornas appellation which are perfectly balanced by cool nights for maximum aroma and flavor development. A rich, velvety mouthfeel and sumptuous dark fruit and spice flavors will set the mood just right for your Valentine.

Bodegas Caro Amancaya Reserve Red Blend 2018 (750ml/$20.99) – Nothing symbolizes love more than flowers.  “Amancaya” is the name of an elusive flower found at high altitudes in the Andes. Legend has it that if you are able to locate this flower and use it to propose to your loved one, they will surely say yes. Since this flower is hard to find, however, we suggest you use a bottle of Bodegas Caro Amancaya! Made from a blend of 70% Malbec and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine exhibits great balance and an exceptional freshness following aromas of cocoa, red fruits, and figs.

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From Wall Street to the wine cellars, Rupal Shankar is living her best wine life in New York City. When she is not writing, Rupal is globetrotting the world exploring food and wine. Rupal is a professional wine writer who enjoys sharing her experiences of wine, food and travel. She loves learning about wine through her travels, but also has formal certifications: WSET Level 3 and French Wine Scholar. Continuing her formal education, Rupal is currently enrolled in the WSET Diploma program, in addition she is studying to get her master certification in Champagne. A yoga teacher by day and wine writer by night, Rupal loves combining her two interests, wine and yoga. She offers wine and yoga classes and workshops, “Vinyoga”.

New York City, NY

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