Tuesday, February 14, 2012

2 Barnard Griffin Wines for Valentine's Day

There's still time to impress your Valentine tonight.

Have you selected a wine for tonight? My last minute Valentine's Day wine recommendations are the Barnard Griffin Orange Muscat and Rosé of Sangiovese. Either of these wines will gratify the eye and compliment your evening. Widely available in Washington State and at the winery tasting room.

Choose one or try the pair.
The Orange Muscat is a staple with our family. Everything you could love in a gently sweet white wine. Don’t think dessert wine, this is more of an aperitif wine. Aromatic and flavorful with orange and peach, yes a bit sweet, but not heavy, it is very satisfying. Perhaps the best Orange Muscat I've enjoyed. Start your evening with Orange Muscat and some light appetizers (crab and cream cheese wontons would be perfect).

My second suggestion is the Rosé of Sangiovese, which has become a signature Washington wine. Winning the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, gold or better, for 7 years in a row is impressive. In the glass you are greeted by a dry, crisp wine with flavors of strawberry, a hint of watermelon and a lovely clean finish. Sure to compliment any meal you serve tonight, this dry wine is one of the most food friendly wines you'll discover. The color is perfect for the occasion too.

Enjoy your evening and thanks for stopping by. Happy Valentine's Day!

The winemaker at Barnard Griffin is Rob Griffin. He started making wine in Washington 35 years ago for Preston Cellars. He was winemaker and GM for Hogue Cellars 1984 - 1991. Rob created the Barnard Griffin brand in 1983 with his wife Deborah Barnard. Every year he receives numerous accolades for his wines.

Barnard Griffin Winery

878 Tulip Lane, Richland, Washington 99352
Phone: (509) 627-0266
The tasting room is open daily from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. Winter hours are 10am until 5pm Dec-Feb.
www.barnardgriffin.com

Cheers!