July 18, 2017
By Lydia Geisel | February 6, 2017 | Food & Drink
Nothing says Valentine’s Day like splitting a well-deserved bottle of vino with your special someone. If you’re planning on staying in this February 14, toast to your relationship with a glass from one of these local bottles.
First Crush Red 2014, Bedell Cellars ($30). 36225 Main Road, Cutchogue, 734-7537
Do you remember the exact moment you started crushing on your Valentine? If not, maybe this vino will remind you. Reminisce fireside with a class of Bedell’s must-try red blend. Not only does this juicy bottle sport eye-catching artwork by Mickalene Thomas, but you can sip knowing that this easygoing blend was sustainably farmed.
2014 Blueberry Port, Duck Walk Vineyards ($25). 44535 Main Road, Southold, 765-3500
From treating your sweetie to snacking on sweet treats, Valentine’s Day is all about sugary indulgence. Crafted from wild Maine blueberries, this berry-centric bottle pairs extremely well with amorous bites like dark chocolate.
2011 Reserve Blanc de Blancs, Lieb Cellars ($30). 13050 Oregon Road., Cutchogue, 734-1100
Whether you’ve been together for more years than you can count or are new to the relationship game, cheers to the love you share with this classic brut that’s made from 100 percent Pinot Blanc grapes. With hints of honey, green apple, and pear, this refreshing bottle of bubbly is best for sipping alongside a fruity dessert.
Noblesse Oblige Extra Brut Sparkling Rosé 2013, Wölffer Estate Vineyard ($40). 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack, 537-5106
This year, swap the red roses for a bottle of rosé. This deliciously crisp vino was carefully crafted with intimate celebrations in mind. Get cozy with your honey on your at-home date with this rich bottle from Wölffer Estate Vineyard.
2016 Tocai Friulano Petillant Naturel, Channing Daughters ($28). 1927 Scuttlehole Road, Bridgehampton, 537-7224
With slightly cloudy (but surprisingly tasty) sediment and flavorful notes of grapefruit and pear, this sweet bottle of bubbly is nothing like anything you’ve had before. Pair this 2016 brut with the cheese of your choice as you cozy up on the couch to watch your favorite rom-com.