Being locked out of your house on what is supposed to be the most romantic day of the year is never what one hopes for but it happened. And as I sat outside waiting for the locksmith and listening to my stomach rumble, all I could think about was the bottle of Kris Pinot Noir that was sitting on my counter, waiting to be indulged in.

Four hours and $60 later, I sat on the couch with my Valentine and drank the wine. Sure, I had missed dinner but I wasn’t going to let a little lockout stop me from enjoying a little Sam Cooke on vinyl along with a glass of Pinot Noir. I would fully celebrate tomorrow but tonight it was me, Cupid, my Valentine and Kris. What a perfect combination!

The wine was Italian and romantic. The label is colorful and fun, almost with the feel of a child’s art project. The color was a rich purple tone and it tasted like ripe berries ( mostly strawberry with a hint of raspberry). Had I been able to make the homemade Picatta I planned on cooking, the wine would’ve complimented it perfectly. It did, however, compliment my Minute Rice just so. I will be purchasing this wine again and pairing it with a heavier pasta such as Bolognese or Eggplant Parmesan. Reasonably priced ( $13)and a great treat for those who love Italian wine and a heavier Pinot, Kris is a great choice.