8 Dinner and Dessert Wine Pairings for Valentine’s Day
By Katy Anderson, Contributing Author for Reddy Vineyards
Wine is a classic go-to for a night of romance. Depending on your sweetheart’s favorite foods and desserts, Reddy Vineyards has a wine label that will pair beautifully!
With award-winning estate wines, often scored in the 90s, you’ll be sure to impress. And if you’re looking for a gift idea, we have you covered there too with Reddy Vineyard’s Wine Club seasonaly shipments. Celebrate your best Valentine’s Day yet with Reddy Vineyards!
French & Italian Wine Blend – Roasted Chicken and White Chocolate
2018 “The Circle” Proprietary Red Field Blend, $35: Delectable flavors of black cherry, blackberry, sweet tobacco, and vanilla. Soft tannins provide a smooth finish on this “old world” elegant flavor profile.
Rosé – Shrimp Couscous and Fruit Tarts
2019 Signature Dry Rosé, $18: This versatile, dry rosé is a family favorite. Light-bodied with a crisp finish and notes strawberry, raspberry, cherry, and succulent red apple.
Cabernet Sauvignon – Filet Mignon Steak and Berry Shortcake
2019 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, $75: Enjoy a romantic and rich feel with Reddy Vineyards Cabernet, scored at 93 Points by the Tasting Panel. Full-bodied with plush tannins and a long finish. Great to enjoy now or to age for a future anniversary celebration.
Syrah – Lamb Ragu and Blackberry Crumble
2019 Grand Vitis French Red Blend, $20: An approachable French blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault that results in a smooth, soft finish. Enjoy this Blue-Ribbon winner with a night at home.
Merlot – Spinach Ravioli and Dark Chocolate
2018 M3 Red Blend, $35: An earthy complex adds depth and sophistication to this Merlot, Mourvedre, and Malbec blend. Medium-bodied with a long, smooth finish.
Pinot Noir – Gnocchi with Milk Chocolate Caramels
2020 Reserve Pinot Noir, $60: This medium-bodied reserve label offers fine tannins with a velvety finish. Playful but elegant, you will enjoy notes cherry, ripe strawberry, tobacco, and savory undertones.
Riesling – Spicy Tuna Sushi and Matcha Ice Cream
2020 Dry Riesling, $35: A sophisticated wine that is Chablis like in its aromatic profile and texture. This medium-bodied wine offers fruit flavors of yellow apple and nectarine, perfect for spicy foods.
Sweet Red – Charcuterie and Cheesecake
2019 TX LOVERS Semi-Sweet Red Wine, $18: Enjoy this semi-sweet red wine chilled to bring out the juicy red fruit notes and a rich, smooth finish. Perfect for a Valentine’s Day of indulgent snacking.