Did you know that St. Valentine is the patron saint of engaged couples and happy marriages? According to History.com, February 14th was thought to be the day that birds and humans came together to find or choose a mate. And because there are several St. Valentine’s in history, you can celebrate the day on January 7th by honoring St. Valentine of Raetia or the only female St. Valentine (Valentina) on July 25th. Our 2021 Valentine’s Day is going to be celebrated with a romantic dinner for two with homemade chocolate cheesecake. The challenge, of course, is picking a recipe!

Our 2016 Petit Verdot is decadant and ideal for sipping in front of a fire with your love. You’ll taste notes of blackberry, cherry and huckleberry with traces of chocolate, espresso and herbs de Provence. We suggest pairing this wine with Baker By Nature’s Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake.

The Estate 1856 2016 Malbec sets a lovely tone over a romantic dinner for two. With aromas of oak, cedar and tobacco, you’ll also taste mocha, raspberry and hints of dried fine herbs. It pairs beautifully with grilled lamb chops or mixed sausage paella. You can’t go wrong when ending that meal with Taste of Home’s lovely Layered Mocha Cheesecake.

The American Fine Wine Competition gave our 2015 Estate 1856 Duvall’s Prospect Bordeaux Blend 95 points and a double gold medal. This wine is quite dark, with rich, enticing aromatics of toasty vanillin oak and vine ripened blackberries with a kiss of coconut. With an earthy, mineral blend and notes of oak, plum and spice, it’s the perfect accompaniment to your favorite steak. Of course, we must match that Live, Love and Sugar’s fantastic Decadent Dark Chocolate Cheesecake.

From our home to yours, may Valentine’s Day bring you many kisses, laughter and love.