Perfect Wines for that Perfect Valentine!
ARE BLUE... I LOVE ROSE,
BUT I NEED RED WINE
Is that time of year already?!
For us here at Millennial Drinkers we cannot believe Valentine’s Day has approached so quickly. Roses are the perfect alternative to a heavy red wine or bright acidic white. The best part about Rose is how refreshing they are. You can drink it throughout your meal or on its own. Greg has picked two of our favorite Roses for Galentine’s Day. These bottles are great because you can go thru one so easily, that the next thing you know you and your crew are on bottle 3. Roses are also a great way to start the night. If you are looking for a dinner wine or the warm up to the night, check out these!
Ballin’ on a budget!
NV Graham Beck Brut Rosé - $
At a great price point, this Rosé offers its indulgers the ability to purchase more than just one! Great for parties, dinners, happy hour, or just that time prior to watching the bachelor. You can expect a light body from this Rosé with a light creamy and strawberry flavored palate.
Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé - $$$
For those who love champagne, and love pinot this a great wine choice for you. The price will not go unnoticed, but neither will the palette. This wine will give you the boogie champagne feels with a finish of strawberry notes. Take a look at our tasting note on our website. Click the link below to find out where you can buy at a store near you.
But if you are over the Valentine’s Day feels and want to spoil yourself, here are my two favorite Cabernets. Let’s face it whether you are in a long term relationship with your significant other or just your pillow the ABV matters :).
Ballin’ on a budget!
2015 Penfolds Max's Cabernet Sauvignon - $
Australia really is producing amazing Cabernets and Shiraz. A great everyday drinker for us is the Penfolds Max’s Cab. This Cab provides that cherry non extracted palette. Would be great with a red sauce based dinner, as the ABV is mild at about 14.5%.
Caymus Special Selection - $$$$
I did not add a vintage to this red monster. Pretty much every vintage Greg and I have tried, we have loved. I would recommend any vintage prior to 2012, if younger definitely decant. At the moment the 2004 is our favorite. With this high ABV (over 15%) it will keep the conversation and juices flowing. You can expect high tannins, with dark fruity notes within the platelets. We may skip dinner and have this as our main course followed by my favorite crème brûlée.