Wines You Would Dump Your Valentine's Date For


Would you jilt your lover for a bottle of wine?

Before you answer, consider these gorgeous wines that Le Wine Buffs are offering up for Valentine’s Day. Each Buff has gone into their little black book to find you a vintage that’s sure to please.

With a little something for every palate, maybe it’s time to consider a no-strings-attached ménage à trois this Valentine’s Day.


2005 Lalande-Borie: For approximately 25 bones or less, it is chalk full of deep, lush berry and spice. It’s peppery and cedary and structured,with an incredible finish. Love this wine from St. Julien. Why 2005? Well it happens to be a great year for Bordeaux wine. But more importantly, I got married in 2005. Score!


1999 Chateau Simard, St. Emilion: This Chateau purposely holds its wines for approximately 10 years before release.  This is current release for about $27.  Black plum and cassis are highlighted by aromas of black truffle with a silky finish.  Oohhh, satin…


Being in the restaurant industry for so long, and working so many Valentine’s Days makes me a tad jaded and more likely to enjoy that day at home or doing something less traditional, so I would love to enjoy a bottle of simple juicy delicious and PINK wine with my girl friends on V-Day!  A night out on the town with the girls is worth a bit of explaining (later) to the Valentine…  So enjoy a simple and fruity rose like the Chateau Bonnet Rose.


I’d leave him for Chateau Griviere Cru Bourgeois Medoc 2001…The Griviere has a bit of age, so it’s nice and soft and drinking really well now. Soft, velvety fruit, firm tannins and balanced acidity.


2006 Ch. Haut Bages Liberal, Pauillac:  $37. One small lane separates this vineyard from Ch. Latour! Cedar and cherry, soft, round with nice acids and tannins, beautiful Pauillac balance.


Château Haut-Chaigneau Lalande-de-Pomerol 2000: The complexity in this wine is the same as I like my women: nicely balanced, smells delectable and has just enough acidity to keep things sassy and fresh.

With wines as attractive as these tasty Bordeaux, we’re pretty sure you won’t have to choose.

Whatever you decide to uncork this Valentines Day, remember the golden rule: Bordeaux is best enjoyed when it’s shared.