The Best Valentine’s Day Wines Under $20
No romantic evening for two is complete without a little vino. Here's our roundup of the best Valentine's Day wines under $20, hand-picked by a sommelier.
Gruet Brut Sparkling Rosé
Looking to splash out this Valentine’s Day? Pick up a bottle of Gruet’s ($13) scintillating rosé sparkling wine. Full of beautiful red berries, lemon and a touch of florals, it’s perfect with bacon-wrapped scallops.
Handley Cellars Estate Chardonnay
This full-bodied, creamy chardonnay ($18) teases the palate with pear, almond, coconut and vanilla. It’s perfect for the chardonnay lover in your life, especially if you’re serving a creamy pasta dish like fettuccine Alfredo.
Dona Paula Malbec Rosé
Palacios Remondo ‘La Montesa’ Crianza Rioja
An exceptional wine at an exceptional value, ‘La Montesa’ has lush red fruit married with splendid spice notes and a touch of stone fruit ($15). Made mostly from garnacha, it’s a versatile wine perfect for slow-cooker stews and barbecues.
Donnhoff Estate Riesling
Dry riesling is one of the most versatile styles out there and Donnhoff are masters of this grape ($18). Riesling pairs with virtually every cuisine imaginable, so if you’re treating your date to Thai, Indian or Chinese cuisine, Riesling is definitely a must.
Gnarly Head Cabernet Sauvignon
This Cabernet comes to us from the Lodi region of California ($12). It displays typical Cabernet flavors like black cherry and blackberry, as well as notes of freshly-cracked black peppercorn and floral violet. Overall, a very classy (and comforting!) wine.
Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto d’Acqui
Looking for a little something sweet to accompany dessert? This lightly sparkling red (yes, red) has the perfect amount of sweetness to make any chocolate dessert shine ($19). Full of vibrant strawberry, raspberry and rose petals, it’s the perfect wine for falling in love.
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