It’s Time for Wine! AKA What We’re Drinking Thanksgiving ’18

Thirsty yet? We are! Here’s what we’re drinking next week…

The classic of classics. If you don’t know what to serve for Thanksgiving, or you have one person with particular tastes… a Bordeaux is always right. A tried and true Thanksgiving pairing, Bordeaux pairs well with a traditional spread – turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. Check out our selection of vintage and fresh Bordeaux – we have a bottle for every budget and palate.

Chateau Baccus Graves Bordeaux 2016
$21.09 a bottle
Red Berry Aromas, Balanced Acidity, Smooth Tannins

Chateau Martin Haut-Medoc 2015
$21.09 a bottle
Dark Fruit Aromas, Loamy Spices, Velvety Tannins

Channing Daughters Dornfelder
$28.39 a bottle – State Wide Retail Exclusive
A German hybrid grape known for its dark skin and rich flavors, Dornfelder is a natural on the Thanksgiving table. Juicy and aromatic, its balance and elegant acidity provide a familiar complexity akin to a Burgundy or Cabernet Franc. Be daring with this bottle – turn up the richness and fat on your holiday meals and let this quiet powerhouse hold it all together. Only 198 cases produced make this a treasure to share with the special people in your life.

La Boutanche Trollinger Rosé 2017
$20.39 a 1 Liter bottle – State Wide Retail Exclusive
Selection Massale & Andi Knauss have nailed it. This Trollinger Rosé is quite simple and quite simply exquisite. No muss, no fuss, just a pure, drinkable rosé that will have all your guests reaching for more. Dry, crisp, zippy. What more does your mouth need?

Scherrer Vineyard Syrah Rosé 2016
$23.89 a bottle
Syrah yields a nice, relatively rich & dry rosé that goes will with fall-time and holiday meals. This rosé will pair well with all your holiday gatherings.

Montinore Estate ‘Red Cap’ Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2016
$18.69 a bottle
Pinot Noir is a classic Thanksgiving pairing because it goes with everything (and everyone) at the table. We particularly love Willamette Valley Pinot Noir because it has a brighter, more cranberry centric flavor that lends itself just as well to turkey as beef and pork, as it does veggies. Lydia loves Pinot Noir with Butternut Squash, a pat of butter and rosemary or a dash of cinnamon. Pinot Noir has a lively balance between fruit, herbal aromas, and acidity that pairs well with a lean to rich meal like Thanskgiving. When pairing Pinot Noirs with food think about what you want to highlight in your meal – if you want to highlight the fruit, find a Pinot Noir that leans more herbal, if you’d like to showcase the herbal, savory qualities in the dish, serve a Pinot Noir with more fruit forward characteristics to offset the herbal flavors.