Reviews & Recognition

Splurge On Yourself for Valentine's Day

By Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, February 13, 2017

One of the benefits of being single on Valentine’s Day is you can treat yourself to a special bottle of wine instead of spending your paycheck on a pricey (not to mention mediocre) dinner for two. Here are some picks for sparkling, white, rosé, red and sweet wines to toast that special someone: YOU!

Pahlmeyer 2014 Chardonnay (Napa Valley); $75, 93 points. From the Pahlmeyer Estate and the Atlas Peak Vineyard, this wine is made in a huge, sultry and seductive style. Tingly acidity supports a reductive style of rich oak and honeycomb that delves into concentrated layers of baked peach and apple pie. This should stand up well to cellaring; hold until 2022–2029. Cellar Selection—V.B.