11 Wines to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Whether you are spending Valentine’s Day alone or with your significant other, everyone deserves the gift of a bottle of wine. Here are 11 wines that are sure to set the mood and make this special day one to remember.


Château d’Esclans Rock Angel Rosé

Following the success of Whispering Angel, Château d’Esclans owner Sacha Lichine introduced Rock Angel with greater intensity and more richness than Whispering Angel. Rock Angel is a food-driven wine that will pair well with a variety of hors d’oeuvres and entrees. The wine is beautifully pale in color and has delicate red berry aromas on the nose. On the palate, the rosé has mineral and floral notes with a touch of spice, complemented by a long, dry finish. This wine is sure to spice things up this Valentine’s day with its depth of flavor and its luxurious silky finish. Average price: $35

Liberation de Paris Rosé 

This delightful rosé from Liberation de Paris is skillfully blended to highlight romantic aromas of strawberries and rose petals, perfect for setting the mood. The palate offers elegant notes of red berries and a long, dry finish. Average price: $12.99

Willamette Valley Vineyards Whole Cluster Pinot Noir 2017

This unique wine is the perfect Valentine's Day wine to pair with a romantic date night or give as a gift. As refreshing as liquid fruit salad in a glass, this wine is ruby in color and opens with lively aromas of ripe cherry, blackberry and cocoa with a hint of earthiness. Juicy flavors mirror aromas with a soft finish, accented by refreshing acidity that carries far beyond the sip. As we like to say this Valentine's Day, "Give your Whole heart with Whole Cluster Pinot Noir." Average price: $21.99

1000 Stories 2016 Gold Rush Red

1000 Stories is the original California bourbon barrel-aged wine. Using premium bourbon barrels from Kentucky, the Gold Rush Red is a bold blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel, offering notes of dried herbs and a pleasant hint of smoke. Adventurous in its complexity, the red blend gives Valentine’s Day the sweet escape it deserves. Average price: $18.99

Smoke Tree Rosé 2017

The Smoke Tree vision for its rosé is for balance, finesse, and elegance; “we’re crafting the perfect summer companion.” Their winemaker searches for fruit with balanced acidity and fresh flavors with aromas of guava, apricot, and tropical fruits. The wine is primarily a blend of Grenache and Zinfandel with smaller amounts of Mourvedre and Syrah. The wine is delicious on its own and is crisp and refreshing. If pairing with food, local and seasonal fare is ideal, think vibrant salads, artisanal grains, or local seafood, simply grilled. A perfect rosé for a light lunch or dinner to excite the senses for this Valentine’s day. Average price: $21.99

Non-Vintage Rosé

A brand classic, the Non-Vintage Rosé is perfectly balanced in the best Veuve Clicquot style and combines both elegance and flair. The refined fragrance reveals notes of red fruits, dried fruits, almonds and brioche, making it a delectably full champagne that can be enjoyed as a true delicacy. Average price: $60

 Rich Rosé

Inspired by mixology and designed to be served over ice and mixed with fresh fruits, vegetables or herbs, this champagne should be on your list for Valentine’s day. The red fruit is boosted to an exciting new level with intense red berry fruit notes originating from the blending of Pinot Noir red wine, while the presence of Meunier emphasizes fresh and gourmand notes. The signature notes of the wine are magnified by the presence of selected ingredients like ginger, pineapple, and lime on the rocks. Average price: $65

Vintage 2008 Rosé

Pop a bottle of this champagne with your significant other and pair with sushi

from your favorite take out spot for a romantic night in this Valentine’s day. This wine is full-bodied and smooth with aromas of fresh red fruits combined with citrus fruit fragrances. On the palate, the champagne is full bodied, structured and energetic with hints of sweet pastries, married with the juicy freshness of the fruit and powerful but perfectly balanced tannins. Average price: $85

Bonterra Dry Muscat 2017

This wine checks the box if you’re hoping to receive flowers and a bottle of wine on Valentine’s day. Aromas of orange blossom, tangerine, honeysuckle and a hint of apricot give way to a vibrant and intricate palate offering flavors of grapefruit, preserved lemons, and nectarine, with an intriguing warm spice. Average price: $16

Bonterra Grenache 2015 

This wine is a celebration of biodynamic grapes sourced from Bonterra’s Butler Ranch and the color-pop label will brighten any table with its blooms. The wine hints of ripe black cherries, with intriguing notes of sage, rosemary, and cracked pepper. An expertly crafted wine to match a perfectly executed Valentine’s day. Average price: $25


 Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and whether you’re celebrating with your significant other or you’re taking part in Galentine’s day with your best girlfriends, USUAL Wines has got you covered. USUAL, the latest innovation when it comes to how we consume our wine, is not only a great Valentine’s Day gift, but also a perfect way to celebrate. Based in San Francisco, USUAL is on a mission to make it easy for you to have a great glass of wine without having to open a whole bottle. Whether you and your significant other like different types of wines, or you don’t want to uncork a whole bottle of wine, USUAL’s red Sonoma County or Santa Barbara rosé single-serve bottles, offer the perfect way to enjoy a romantic glass of wine.

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