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The Best Wines for Valentine’s Day

February is the month of love. And, one of the best ways to celebrate love is with wine! This notion goes back as far as the ancient Greeks. Euripides, the famous Greek playwright, once said “Where there is no wine, there is no love.”  We couldn’t agree more. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there’s no better time to focus on love and wine. What better way to do so than by drinking the best wines for Valentine’s Day?

We put together an exciting list of Domenico wines that will charm your date and channel all the feelings of romance on February 14th.

Discover Domenico Winery’s Best Wines for Valentine’s Day

Historia Antiqua Brut Rosé

Historia Antiqua Brut Rosé

There’s nothing like starting a celebration with bubbles. Not just any bubbles – pink bubbles! Historia Antiqua’s brut rosé is an elegant sparkling wine, made in the Italian region of Campania (which is home to the stunning Amalfi Coast!) The wine is made with Aglianico, a historic grape once enjoyed by the Romans. With aromas of flowers and fresh red fruit, this sparkling rosé was born to suit the Valentine’s Day mood.

Domenico Winery 2020 Rosato

2020 Rosato

Who said rosé is just for the summer? To match all the roses you got for your date, Domenico Winery’s 2020 Rosato is the perfect pick. Not only does this Rosato have the color to complement any Valentine’s Day gift, but it is also so easy to pair with all kinds of food. Its delicate flavors of citrus, fresh berries, and magnolia make it great with any romantic appetizer, whether it’s a charcuterie board or seafood tower.

Domenico Winery 2019 Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

2019 Santa Cruz Chardonnay

On Valentine’s Day, you deserve to treat your date to the most indulgent of foods. Decadent cheese boards, rich pasta dishes, amazing fried chicken – you name the rich dish and this 2019 Santa Cruz Chardonnay to pair with it. It’s citrus-driven and buttery, with some seriously seductive toasty aromas – all the things you need to pair with full-flavored, creamy dishes. Did I mention this wine also goes oh so well with apple pie à la mode? Thank me later.

Domenico Winery 2015 Tracy Hills Negroamaro

2015 Tracy Hills Negroamaro

Italians love love. This 2015 Tracy Hills Negroamaro is a perfect example of just that. Hailing from the Southern Italian region of Puglia, Negroamaro is an ancient Italian grape with tons of character. Fortunately, Domenico Winery has been growing this grape in the Tracy Hills AVA right in California. The result? A delicious wine that is fruity and earthy, a flawless pairing for an Italian Valentine’s Day feast.

Domenico Winery 2018 Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

2018 Santa Cruz Pinot Noir

It’s hard to go wrong with Pinot Noir. A classic French grape varietal, Pinot makes one elegant wine. The award-winning 2018 Santa Cruz Pinot Noir is full of pretty red fruit, like cherries and raspberries, and herb aromas. It’s a natural pairing for lusciously creamy cheeses, mushrooms, or duck. But, what makes this Pinot Noir one of the best wines for Valentine’s Day is how well it goes with strawberries and cream, a classic romantic dessert.

Historia Antiqua 2014 Aglianico di Taurasi

2014 Aglianico di Taurasi DOCG

And, we’re back to the Italians and love, but this time in a much bolder way. This 2014 Aglianico di Taurasi is a great Valentine’s Day wine pick for a date who prefers dry, full-bodied wines. Aglianico, a gladiator grape in its own right, creates wines with great structure and finesse. This particular Aglianico, though, comes from Taurasi, a gorgeous wine-growing area protected by the stringent DOCG (denominazione di origine controllata guarantita or guaranteed designation of origin.) This means that the wines made in Taurasi must follow strict guidelines to guarantee quality and authenticity. Also, this wine is roughly 7 years ago, giving it quite the time for its intensity to soften and balance out, revealing spectacular aromas and flavors. You’ll understand when you taste this wine with a steak on the side.

Domenico Winery Black Silk Ruby Dessert Wine

Black Silk Ruby Red Dessert Wine

Valentine’s Day means chocolate, lots of it. To bring your valentine’s chocolate experience to the next level, add Domenico Winery’s Black Silk as a gift. This dessert wine is a California interpretation of the classic ruby port from Portugal. It is even made with 3 Portuguese grape varietals: Sousao, Touriga Nacional, and Bastardo (also known as Trousseau.) Black Silk is just a match made in heaven for anything chocolate, from a box of truffles to a rich raspberry chocolate mousse.

We hope that our list of best Valentine’s Day wines helps make your day of love a little more special for you and your Valentine. If you ever have any questions about Domenico wines or anything else, never hesitate to email us, send us a DM on social, or come by our tasting room and Osteria. We’d love to hear from you!

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