Valentine’s Day is a chance to enjoy a romantic glass of wine with the one you love.
Rosé is a popular choice with its warming color and sweet taste that summarizes the love shared on Valentine’s Day, a nice Pinot Blanc can complement a fancy seafood dinner or you can try a wine like Rosenblum Cellars Desiree that is specifically tailored to the occasion.
To honor the day, we’ve gathered a list of 10 sexy and sultry Valentine wines that will heat up the night and put some serious spice into your evening.
Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Top 10 Valentine Wines to Spice Up the Evening
- Sexy Wine Bomb – Red Blend
- Sexy Rosé
- 2011 Eroica Riesling
- Williamson Sultry – Cabernet Franc
- Hugel Cuvee les Amours – Pinot Blanc
- 2011 Château Calon-Ségur
- Cycles Gladiator Pinot Noir
- Rosenblum Cellars Desiree
- Ménage à Trois Moscato
1. Sexy Wine Bomb – Red Blend
Sexy Wine Bomb red blend is a California wine that has flavors of warm, juicy red plums, baked cherry spice, and cherry cola layered with vanilla and butterscotch.
It’s got layers of complexity provided by nearly two years of oak aging and precise blending of quality Mendocino County fruit.
The blend includes 38 percent Merlot, 38 percent Zinfandel, 23 percent Syrah, and less than 1 percent of Petite Sirah.
2. Sexy Rosé
A gourmet rosé that is a fusion of leading Portuguese and French varietals that produce a wine with considerable depth and complexity, so attractive they could only call it SEXY!
It has a clear ruby-cherry color. The strawberry fragrance of Aragonez combines with the floral notes of Touriga Nacional while the Syrah gives characteristic delicious juicy red fruit.
The creamy texture on the pallet and a sensation of sweetness is perfectly balanced with a refreshing level of acidity.
3. 2011 Eroica Riesling
The 2011 Eroica Riesling exhibits aromas and flavors of white peach, grapefruit, and sweet lime with subtle mineral notes. The mouth-watering acidity is beautifully balanced by flavorful Washington Riesling fruit.
After more than a decade Bob Bertheau and Ernst Loosen have truly found their ‘Eroica style,’ striving for beautiful bright fruit with crisp acidity and enhanced minerality.
4. Williamson Sultry – Cabernet Franc
Originally planned for use in their Bordeaux blends this heady, Williamson Sultry is a seductive wine that deserved to be bottled as a single varietal. Anyone who loves Loire Cabernet Franc or a beautiful bouquet will treasure this wine.
It has style and an abundance of sultry elegance presented in a seductive fashion with an exotic roasted nut and dark fruit character.
Surprisingly approachable because it is so elegant and balanced with rich, rounded dark fruits and mineral notes while ripe, supple tannins underpin the entire taste experience.
5. Hugel Cuvee les Amours – Pinot Blanc
Delicate, subtle, and well built, it makes an excellent apéritif because, although nicely rounded, it is also refreshing. The perfect all-purpose dry white wine.
It pairs nicely with sushi, shellfish, fish, and Asian cuisine.
6. 2011 Château Calon-Ségur
Château Calon-Ségur sells like hotcakes in Tokyo during the week leading up to Valentine’s Day because it has a heart on the label.
Why is the heart there? An 18th-century marquis, Nicolas-Alexandre, owned Châteaux Lafite, Latour, and Mouton in addition to Calon-Ségur. While Lafite was the big seller in London, Nicolas-Alexandre said his heart was with Calon-Ségur.
Made from 78 percent Merlot, 20 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 2 percent Petit Verdot, this powerful classic, tannic, firm, bright, cassis, spice, and blackberry-filled wine demands a lot of time in the cellar.
7. Cycles Gladiator Pinot Noir
This label’s whimsical illustration of a full-figured, flaxen-haired beauty sailing through the galaxy on a bicycle seems innocent enough (the label is actually a Parisian art poster from 1895).
One hundred and some odd years after its creation, however, the good people of Alabama deemed this nymph’s unmentionables too pornographic for public viewing in 2009 and banned the wine statewide.
Initial aromas reminiscent of raspberry and cloves draw the drinker in for their first taste, where they are greeted by racy acidity and pomegranates.
A playful and exuberant wine, the 2010 Cycles Pinot Noir balances a rich fruity aroma and vibrant flavors across the palate. A touch of vanilla lingers on its round finish.
8. Rosenblum Cellars Desiree
This is a luscious blend of Zinfandel, Touriga Nacional, and Syrah fortified with Brandy and infused with a bit of chocolate. It comes in a 375ml bottle and weighs in at 18 percent alcohol.
The Rosenblum Cellars Desiree bottle has a lascivious red label, and of course, the name suggests desire. You’ll be enticed by the aromatic dark plum, and chocolate aromas, that flood your palate with sweet dark fruits and chocolate.
Pair with a box of truffles or drink by itself — if you dare.
9. Ménage à Trois Moscato
Ménage à Trois Moscato is a delightful blend created by a trio of pleasure-seekers masquerading as winemakers (Clearly, they know how to please the palate, because, after just one sip, we’re under Moscato’s spell).
Made from premium grapes sourced from three distinct growing regions in California, this wine begins its seduction with lush, alluring floral aromas, followed by luscious peach and apricot flavors that yield to a refreshing finish.
The Moscato’s sweet, fruity flavors are not permitted to run completely wanton but instead are tempered by a clean, crisp acidity thanks to their commitment to a 100 percent non-malolactic process.
They upped the ante with cap and draining to boost intensity, and cold fermentation to preserve the delicate fragrances that make this varietal so appealing.
Fourplay is a unique blend of 4 typical grape varieties of Sicily. Nero d’Avola, Nerello mascalese, Nerello cappuccino, and Frappato Nero are represented in equal parts. Wine with tradition and passion, the grapes play their role with warm notes.
Fourplay has a dry, warm, soft taste with tannins. It is full and balanced with intensity and quiet persistence. This wine is perfect for roast or grill, but fine for any kind of meat or pasta.
More Info to Impress
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