Valentine’s Day is known as a day to spend with that special someone, whether that’s through quality time, chocolates or a romantic dinner for two. And no Valentine’s Day date is complete without exchanging heartfelt gifts — which explains why Americans are expected to spend a collective $18.2 billion (that’s $136.57 per person) on gifts for the holiday.
It’s easy to shell out big bucks when you’re feeling romantic and surrounded by all of the red, white and pink decorations. But did you ever stop to think about what those colors mean? Red is, of course, the color of passion. White, on the other hand, is a symbol of purity and innocence. But pink? It’s a combination of both. Pink is less intense than red and way more fun than goody-goody white. And you want your Valentine’s Day to be just right.
The same rules apply to the wine you uncork for your special evening. Red wine may be too rich for your date, while white may be too light to accompany the sumptuous meal ahead of you. Instead, you should turn to rosé, and Tri-Valley has no shortage of delicious rosés to choose from. Here are our suggestions for the perfect wines to spend Valentine’s Day with:
This Livermore Valley original comes from the Ghielmetti Vineyard and is aged for three months to reach the perfect flavor. With citrus aromas and notes of fruit flavors, this versatile blend will complement any date perfectly when chilled.
Since the 1960s, Wente Vineyards has been crafting perfect rosés, and this one is no exception. After aging for two months, these handpicked grapes emerge as a crisp wine with pear and raspberry flavors adorned with floral notes. This perfect pink wine will go well with any Valentine’s dinner or dessert.
This Stony Ridge rosé lives up to its name; the alluring mix of strawberry, citrus and cranberry flavors — with just a hint of cocoa — is a showstopper. This wine is the perfect addition to any Valentine’s Day plans, whether you’re having a romantic meal for two or a night of takeout and Netflix for one.
If you find that no celebration is complete without some bubbly, look no further than this sparkling rosé from Crooked Vine. Its acidity and crisp flavor blend (apple, raspberry, strawberry and vanilla crème — yum!) are sure to please, and the carbonation will add an extra hint of fun and sophistication to any Valentine’s plans.
And if you’re looking for the perfect chocolate to pair with any of these wines, look no further than Danville Chocolates. The brand has something to complement every red, white or rosé under the sun. As Valentine’s Day approaches and you’re finalizing your plans for the evening, don’t stress over the perfect wine. Go for a Tri-Valley rosé that’s as fun and flirty as your date is sure to be.