Thanksgiving Day Wines

 Thanksgiving Day Wine 

It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is only a week away.  Although it is not my favorite holiday, I still really love any excuse to get my family together over some great food and wine.  We always make a traditional turkey dinner which goes well with a lot of different wines depending on your taste.  Most of my family are red wine lovers so I tend to serve up a nice hearty cabernet with the option of a lighter pinot noir. Below I have hand picked some of my favorites for some inspiration for your own Thanksgiving table!

White Wine:

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, $24.09

Impressively intense and focused, with vibrant Meyer lemon notes up front, followed by pineapple, green apple skin, dried apricot and green tea details, coming together on the smooth, spicy, juicy finish.  A must for all sav blanc lovers!

Santa Margherita, $20.10

This dry white wine has a straw yellow color. Its clean, intense aroma and bone-dry taste (with an appealing flavor of Golden Delicious apples) make Santa Margherita’s Pinot Grigio a wine of great personality and versatility.  This wine is a real crowd pleaser!

Rosé:

Whispering Angel, $21.99

Aromas of chalk, stone, light strawberry and lemon follow through to a full body and tangy acidity with plenty of flavor at the finish. Lively and delicious.  This is hands down my favorite rosé!

Pinot Noir:

The Competitor, $14.99

The Competitor is a Pinot Noir that drinks as smoothly as velvet, with succulent red fruit flavors, bright mineral notes and a delicious, pleasing finish that goes on and on. This is a win-win that pairs with everything from spicy food and fish courses to lightly grilled meats and red sauce-based dishes.  Goes well with the hearty turkey!

Cabernet Sauvignon:

Liberty School, $12.09

The Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of black cherry, plum and violets, followed by subtle flavors of strawberry and allspice. Firm yet supple tannins finish off this approachable fruit-driven Cabernet Sauvignon, making it ideal for a variety of food pairings.  A classic cab!  This is one of my go-to bottles!

Stag Leap Artemis, $46.09

This medium bodied Cabernet exhibits notes of plum, cherry and dark chocolate.  This bottle is on the pricier side, but perfect for a holiday or special occasion.

Happy Thanksgiving!

xx,

Colleen