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The Perfect Pair on Valentine's Day

by Kathy Babcock,

Ahhh, Valentine's Day...the veritable sweetheart day that arrives annually, ready or not.  Set aside for romance, flowers, music, perhaps a cozy fire...but, along with it, comes the daunting task of figuring out a sexy menu for two.  Not a problem when Lambert Bridge Winery and Chef Bruce Riezenman put their considerable pairing skills together and create the ultimate luscious offering for your seductive pairing. 

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Put the apron away and retire your whisk for now (no one likes a tired sweetheart) and head to Healdsburg for the most romantic treat of all.  Fall in love with the bucolic vineyard hills, the quaint but oh-so-hip plaza with abundant shopping, art galleries and acclaimed restaurants, then take your special someone to the gorgeous candlelit redwood Barrel Room at Lambert Bridge; tastings available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11 am, 1 pm & 3:30 pm by reservation (try to get in a hello to the resident sommelier, Summer Jeffus while you're there).  Enjoy their expertly paired unique flights with artisan small bites, prepared by Chef Riezenman, owner of Park 121 restaurant, Park Avenue Catering Co., and a foremost speaker on the subject of food & wine pairing (he's even developed an app for it:  pairit! with over 1,000 dishes and 20,000 pairings).

This experience is sure to please your special someone. Then impress them again by preparing some of the delights of your day in Healdsburg at home, with their inspired menu.  Valentine's Day will give new meaning to a perfect pair.

Deliver Romance To Your Doorstep!

If a romantic wine country escape is not in your plans this year for Valentine's Day, don't fret! Set the stage for romance at home. Plan a romantic dinner for two with your sweetheart. And what better way to compliment that delicious meal than with a bottle of wine. See our romance in a bottle suggestions below.

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Claim Your Valentine. There's no better way to say "I adore you" than with Be Mine Blend from Flora Springs Winery. Presented in a limited-edition etched bottle, the Be Mine Blend is an alluring Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc with a splash of Petite Verdot and Malbec. Bright berry flavors and subtle oak notes are combined with a soft tannin structure - perfect for your Valentine's dinner! Shipping Alert Deadline: February 6, 5pm PST.

Visiting Napa Valley for Valentine's Day Weekend? Click here for details on Flora's Spring's Chocolate Buffet!

Rodney Strong Vineyards

Forget the flowers and chocolates and just get Knotty! Buy a bottle of the 2011 Knotty Vines Zinfandel from Rodney Strong Vineyards. Fresh, bright berry fruit from our heritage Russian River combined with the ripe peppery jamminess from our Alexander Valley make for wonderful diversity of flavor showcasing the best that Zinfandel can offer in one wine. At only $25 per bottle, go ahead and buy six and get complimentary ground shipping with promo code "SHIP6".

Valley of the Moon Winery
The color of rosy cheeks and sweet hearts, Valley of the Moon's Rosato di Sangiovese is another perfect pairing with your romantic dinner on February 14th- wherever it might be. (Tip: Many restaurants offer free corkage or a nominal fee than buying a bottle off the wine list!) This brilliantly hued rosato has vibrant strawberry and blood orange aromas with hints of raspberry. The ripe fruit flavors are enhanced by tart pomegranate and spicy ginger notes, providing a lively and refreshing palate to this delightful Italian-style rosé. 

*Visiting Sonoma on Valentine's Day? Click here for details on VOM's Valentine's Dinner!