Great WIne's for Drinking this Thanksgiving
The Wine Guys are here to help you with a broad selection of wine, beer, and spirits to chose from this Holiday season. Below are four wines that will pair well with a broad range of Thanksgiving foods and individual tastes.
MacMurray, Estate Vineyards, Select, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir, 2013
This MacMurray Pino Noir was produced by blending fruit from four vineyards in the Russian River Valley; creating a beautiful ruby colored wine with enticing aromas of raspberry, boysenberry and subtle wood spice. After the wine fermented, it was aged sur lie, creating a round, soft mouth feel. Further complexity comes from ageing in new and used barrels, adding aromas and flavors of vanilla, caramel and toasted nuts to flavors of cherry and pomegranate. With balanced acidity and a lingering finish, this wine will enhance most foods and pair very well with the diverse foods you may have at the thanksgiving feast.
Peter Schandl - Pinot Blanc 2011
If you are a looking for a dry yet fruit driven wine, explore this great alternative to Riesling. This wine has a pale golden color with classic aromas of yellow apple, pineapple delicate pear blossom, and a soft river stone note. Flavors of apple, pear and kiwi wind together in this medium/light bodied wine that has a rich, lush mouth feel. Just enough acid and bottle ageing make this wine very approachable and easy to pair with classic Thanksgiving food.
Sobon Estate Hillside Zinfandel 2013 Amador County, CA
Made from estate grown hillside grapes this great tasting wine is made from 98% Zinfandel, 2% Petite Syrah, aged in French and American oak, creating a pretty bouquet of raspberry, cherry and a touch of oak. Medium to medium light in body with flavors of dark cherry, blueberry, spice, and cocoa, with a soft peppery finish. Low in tannin and very approachable, it’s easy to enjoy on its own, but marries well with savory or sweet stuffing and will do wonders with some dark meat drenched in gravy. 89 and Best Buy WE
Schramsberg's Blanc de Blanc 2012
This Blanc de Blanc is made from 100% chardonnay, produced in the classic “methode champenoise” (The traditional method used in Champagne) over a period of about three plus years. Made from cool-climate Sonoma County, Marin and other North Coast fruit, this dry crisp bubbly has bright and fresh aromas of grapefruit, lime, green apple and white apricot, complemented with hints of yeast and white blossoms ginger and fresh honeycomb. The flavors are of tart apple, citrus and, pear that open and expand on the pallet, then seamlessly lead to a crisp clean finish. There is no better time to enjoy the complements and contrasts of a great sparkling wine than a Thanksgiving meal.