Wine for Valentine’s

February.  With the hectic holidays behind us and resolutions intact- or not- the month brings things to look forward to.  For me, it’s picking out the perfect wine for Valentine’s dinner.  This year it’s a bottle of Molino de Viento.

Wine often has priority over food in our house.  When that certain bottle speaks to me, as with this particular wine, it tells me it has an intense cherry pink color from grape skin infusion.  And it demonstrates a distinct character of the grape variety; spiciness with hints of cranberries and strawberries.  A sip shows off its seductive side sharing a slight amount of tannin giving defined structure.  Yet this wine is elegant and fresh.

So what are we having with dinner?  A dry Syrah rose.

Woffard Acres Vineyards, a.k.a. WAV Wines released their Molino de Viento today.  I’ve enjoyed it the last few years and according to winemaker Paul Woffard, the 2011 is exceptional with a complexity not often found in dry rose.   It’s a real treat.

Now the hard part, deciding what to make the hubby for a romantic Valentine’s dinner.  At least I’ve got the wine picked out!

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