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High-Low Guide to Thanksgiving Wines

High-Low Guide to Thanksgiving Wines

High-Low Guide to Thanksgiving Wines

With Thanksgiving fare there are a lot of flavors on the table, cranberry, sweet potatoes, stuffing, etc.

Wines that can stand up to those dishes work well.

Alsatian white

Fuller bodied, Alsace has some great fall aromas and flavors, nutmeg and cinnamon.

LOW 2018 Brooks “Amycas” White...$16

White Alsatian-style blend from Oregon composed of 30% Riesling, 20% Pinot Blanc, 25% Muscat, 10% Gewürztraminer and 15% Pinot Gris

HIGH 2016 Josmeyer “White Dream” Alsace Blanc...$24

Blend of Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Auxerrois and Riesling.

 

 

 

 Chardonnay

Another full-bodied style that can stand up to many of the flavors on the Thanksgiving table. These wines have enough acid to cut through a dish heavy in fat or butter.

LOW 2017 Jean Manciat Mâcon-Charnay “Franclieu”...$22

Southern part of Burgundy. Jean Manciat is a small grower that is making a fuller body chardonnay with hints of white flowers and brown spice.

HIGH 2017 Arnot-Roberts “Watson Ranch” Chardonnay...$42

American Chardonnay styled like the wines of france. Not heavily oaked. Heavily oaked Chardonnays can be hard to pair and clash with many Thanksgiving flavors.

 

Gamay

Pinot Noir’s country cousin. If you’re ever drinking Beaujolais, you are drinking Gamay. One of the most versatile red grapes. If you are ever in doubt and you want red, Beaujolais is a great choice. Beaujolais often lands at a great time right before Thanksgiving.

LOW 2018 Domaine Yohan Lardy "Poppy" Gamay...$14

Red fruit, juicy, low tannin, pairs with everything.


HIGH 2018 Guy Breton Morgon V.V....$36

Classic, one of the Master’s of Beaujolais. Bring this to Impress.

 

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is a very food versatile grape and is a classic choice for any Thanksgiving table. Most people are familiar with Pinot Noir, so it’s a safe bet to bring to a friends house or the In-laws.

LOW 2017 Koehler-Ruprecht Spätburgunder Kallstadt Kabinett Trocken...$24

German Pinot Noir, on the lighter side and is easy drinking.

HIGH 2016 La Combe Grisard Gevrey-Chambertin "Champ Franc"...$72

Burgundy is the creme-de-la-creme of Pinot Noir. Bring this bottle if you are looking for something unique and a bottle of wine you want to spend some time with.

 

Zinfandel

Zinfandel is a perfect wine to pair with classic Thanksgiving flavors. Full body and a slight jamminess work well from Sweet Potato casserole to cranberry sauce.

LOW 2017 FUSO21 “Calx” Puglia Primitivo...$16

Primitivo is Italian for Zinfandel. Bold fruit with a hint of rusticity.

HIGH 2016 Day Zinfandel...$28

Big brambly fruit. Jammy juiciness with great balance.

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