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Sexy Wines

Sexy Wines
February 2015
Looking to woo someone special this Valentine’s Day? For classic romance, queue up some smooth tunes, dim the lights, and—perhaps most importantly—pour some vino. David McCarus, sommelier and co-owner of McCarus Beverage Company, offers up three picks to help set the mood

Under $25
Domaine Vincent Ravaut, Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Burgundy, France, 2012
“It’s tough to find a Burgundy that’s both delicious and affordable, but this small grower has created a gorgeous version with sensual aromas of fresh cherries and cranberries. With a nice mid-weight, fruity palate, it’s perfect for pairing with a home-cooked meal—or sipping while nestled on the couch.” Available at The Daily, $19

Under $50
Andre Roger, Grand Reserve Grand Cru, Champagne, France, NV

“From the pop of the cork to the way the bubbles feel in your mouth, Champagne is a sexy beverage. This heady version is perfumed with stone fruits, citrus, and peppercorn. On the palate, it’s voluptuous and bright. Pair it with fresh fruit and cheese during an afternoon picnic.” Available at Goat.Sheep.Cow, $48

$50 and up
Corison, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California, 2010
“Cathy Corison is a Napa Valley icon. Her complex wines walk the line of power and elegance. This cabernet is aromatically seductive, with whiffs of berries, violets, and cassis, while flavors of dark, juicy fruits such as plums dominate the palate. Pair it with dark chocolate for a luscious combination.” Available at Accent on Wine and More, $80