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Expert Winter Wine Picks

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are popular picks for winter. Schnucks Liquor Teammates curated a list of several Schnucks Expert Picks to enjoy this winter whether you are curling up on the couch or looking to make Valentine’s Day special.

Schnucks has more than 200 wine labels that are exclusively sold in its stores. These wines were taste-tested and hand-selected by Schnucks’ Beverage Alcohol Specialists and are identified in stores with an “Expert Picks” tag. Wines exclusive to Schnucks are procured from vineyards around the world and include red, white, bubbly and everything in between.

Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are popular picks for winter. Schnucks Liquor Teammates curated a list of several Schnucks Expert Picks to enjoy this winter whether you are curling up on the couch or looking to make Valentine’s Day special.

Reds

Jack’s House Cabernet

Rich and velvety. Aromas of plums underscored by dark chocolate and coffee. The palate opens bright, followed by plush black currants and a lingering finish.
Visit the Schnucks Meat Department to pick up fresh steaks or burgers for date night to dine on with this cab.

Novinophobia Cabernet

This Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits rich fruit flavors of currant, blackberry and ripe plum with hints of black tea on the palate. The wine finishes with subtle, smooth tannins that don’t overpower this easy-to-drink Cab.
Dark chocolate is the perfect pairing for this Cab. Satisfy your sweet tooth on Valentine’s Day or a night in with Schnucks’ Culinaria Chocolate Bars. Flavors include Sea Salt Dark Chocolate, Orange and Almond Dark Chocolate, Extra Dark Chocolate and Cherry Dark Chocolate.

Tierra Brisa Malbec

Intense red color with violet shades. Ripe red and black fruit and supple tannins. Delivers a fresh, crisp, attractive finish packed with truffle, mocha and vanilla notes.
Serve this Malbec at cocktail hour or girls’ night with a cheese plate. Malbec is the perfect pairing for semi-hard cheeses like Cheddar, Gouda, Havarti and Gruyere.

Whites

Rich and Creamy Chardonnay

Bright fruit flavors, creamy vanilla oak accents and a softer, more elegant flavor profile that comes from malolactic fermentation. Well-balanced release is unusually versatile.
This Chardonnay complements richly-flavored entrees, including seafood with cream sauce and buttery pasta dishes. Plus up date night at home with this Chardonnay and serve with a broiled fish or baked chicken dish.

Roku Riesling

Roku Riesling is a fresh, distinctive wine that offers delicate yet complex flavors. It is semi-sweet but retains a refreshing, crisp acidity.Roku hails from Monterey County, a perfect place to grow the Riesling grape. Riesling requires a cool climate, which allows for slow ripening and maintaining the grape’s fruit character and natural acidity. The early morning fog and afternoon winds of Monterey County offer ideal cool conditions for growing top-notch Riesling.
Riesling pairs well with a variety of cuisines and is the perfect pick for a date night or special occasion. Visit the Schnucks Seafood Department to pick up fresh fish or sushi for your main dish to pair with this Riesling.

Bubbly

90+ Cellars Prosecco

Aromas of fresh peaches leap from the glass along with hints of ginger and lilac. Once sipped, a shower of foamy bubbles dances soulfully on the tip of your tongue and then bursts into a medley of crisp citrus fruit.
Pop open this Prosecco on Valentine’s Day with your appetizers and charcuterie.

J.P. Chenet Brut

Crisp, dry and full of bubbles. Aromas and flavors of red apples, tropical fruit and warm custard with a very clean and bright finish.
Use this Brut to create your own cocktail, such as a Bellini or Aperol Spritz, or sip with antipasti and mild soft cheeses, such as buffalo mozzarella, burrata, ricotta, gorgonzola or goat’s cheese. This is also a great choice for movie night with popcorn or other salty snacks.

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