Karen MacNeil's Valentine's Day Recommendation: Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine (North Coast, California) $39.
Napa Valley's historic Schramsberg winery is credited with initiating (in the mid-1960s) California's modern era of delicious, complex sparkling wines. The winery's Blanc de Blancs sparkler—made entirely from chardonnay grapes—is exquisite. Sleek, precise, and lively, it has a hint of creaminess that's irresistible. Come Valentine's Day, this would be the way to kick off the evening.