Wine Notes from My Backyard: 2015 Red Thread Vineyard


Sunset. Cherries. Gentle breeze. Red Thread 2015 red wine blend makes the ideal wine gift for Valentine's Day. Did you know, that according to Chinese legend, a matchmaker god connects two people by a magical red thread, destined to be lovers?

This wine pairs well with chocolate truffles while watching the sunset. Slightly fruity, easy to drink, light and spicy, I'm having this with veggie pizza. It's smooth on the palate, a versatile wine that can be served with pasta dishes, mushroom risotto, or pretty much anything you're in the mood for. Perhaps set the mood with an intimate wine tasting à deux: cheese and crackers, plump grapes, juicy Kalamata olives, and other sensual appetizers.

If you're vegan, there are some fabulous vegan cheeses by Miyoko's Kitchen to inspire a whole seductive 'cheeseboard' spread to pair with this wine. My suggestion: begin a casual yet romantic night at home together for Valentine's Day eve. Open the bottle and share a glass of this wine outside on your patio (or if it's too cold out, sit together all snuggled up cozy on the couch). This wine is adaptable, not fussy, like a favorite pair of worn designer jeans.

Perhaps make some homemade veggie burgers for dinner, or a sensuous pasta dish. Sip another glass together later with some intensely rich chocolate truffles. Seriously, wine and chocolate goes perfectly together for a good reason. Have some fresh raspberries and strawberries with the chocolates, even better. Put on some jazz. Allow the wine to linger on your tongues and share with a slow kiss. 

Red Thread's 2015 red blend is 40% Zinfandel, 35% Petite Syrah, 25% Cabernet. As destiny would have it, the flirtation sip is easy, but as you drink, it develops into a complex and lasting relationship with flavor. The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with Zinfandel makes it a little spicy, add a touch of Petite Syrah for a magical silky texture like a red thread binding it all together with love. 

Featured through Vinformant at $49 (retail $65) get the Valentine's Gift Package with 2 bottles: custom chocolate truffles, logo wine bag, and a $10 gift card toward Vinformant wine club purchases. Use the code “RedThread” at checkout and receive a $25 gift card.