Thanksgiving Wine that will Make you Unwind

Thanksgiving Wine is Truly Divine

 

The only requirement for Thanksgiving wine is that it’s versatile enough to suit the unique assortment of food at the table. As everyone’s plate will be unique, don’t bother aiming for perfect pairings. Instead, choose energetic sparklers, whites, and reds with great acidity and low alcohol (you want to make it to dessert!). This beloved holiday is a great time to open a special bottle or to enjoy all-American wines. Champagne definitely qualifies as Thanksgiving wine, so does California Pinot. You can’t go wrong with these recommendations from sales associate Josh Mitzrahi, assistant wine buyer Laura Atbashian, and wine buyer Lorena Ascencios.

Pierre Ferrand Pineau des Charentes $29.96
Here is the perfect complement to any holiday dessert. It’s also wonderful as an aperitif to warm your heart on a cold winter night. Made from barrel-aged Cognac and unfermented grape juice, caramel notes with roasted nuts dominate. While this is definitely a sweet Thanksgiving  wine, it’s not syrupy and goes down all too easily. – JM

Volnay 1er Cru “Les Fremiets”, Joseph Voillot – 2011 $89.96
If you’re into Burgundy, Volnay is always a charmer. Winemaker Jean-Pierre Charlot has a mere seventh of a hectare parcel of Fremiets which is composed of soft chalk and vines that are over 50 years old. Years of bottle aging have put this Pinot in a great place. You’ll find finesse, elegant texture, and a red that goes with all the friendly fare of the season. – Lorena

Delouvin-Nowack, Extra Selection, Brut Millésime – 2008 $69.96
We just started carrying this small grower, and we’re starting with their spectacular 2008 vintage. This wine makes a statement and is everything you dream of when you want to serve an excellent Champagne. Richness, complexity, and generous aromas. An unexpected and delightful Thanksgiving wine. – Lorena

Moscato di Scanzo Passito, Biava – 2011 $99.96
Picture this cheese plate: triple cream, cave-aged Gruyère, Humboldt Fog, aged Chèvre, fresh walnuts, and dried berries and apricots. Next up, a wine in contrast to it all: a tannic, complex dessert wine. There is no better match and no rarer wine from Italy than this bottle, which could age for decades should you have the patience. – Lorena

Chablis Grand Cru “Les Preuses”, Piuze – 2015 $119.96
This standout Chablis shows in a completely different fashion from what you may conjure as typical Chablis. This textured wine full of supple mineral and floral fruit aromas will pair well with turkey and buttery mashed potatoes. Winemaker Patrick Piuze makes a myriad of Chablis, and we find this to be his best of the 2015 vintage. – Lorena

“A l’Ouest”, Dom. des Amiel – 2014 $19.96
An unoaked red from the south of France is the ideal Thanksgiving wine to please everyone’s palates. Red fruit and medium tannins mean this versatile wine works beautifully with a variety of meats, cheeses, and vegetables. – Laura

O. Horiot “En Valingrain,” Rosé de Riceys – 2010 $46.96
A year-round rosé that works wonders at the table. This is that rare still rosé made from Pinot Noir in Champagne and a great choice to impress the wine aficionados in your life. – Laura

Palette Blanc, Ch. Simone – 2010 $56.96
Fans of full-bodied white Thanksgiving wine rejoice! This Provençal gem will take your meal to the next level. Rich and viscous with chamomile, apple, pear, and peach flavors, it will continue to improve with time in the cellar. – Laura

Prosecco, Extra Dry, Bedin – NV $29.96
A large bottle of Prosecco is super fun for special dinners. Pop this open and pass it around with cheese and charcuterie as a festive way to kick off the celebration. – Laura

The Gardener, Pinot Noir, Russian River – 2012 $24.96
California Pinot Noir and crispy-skinned roast turkey are a winning match. This Thanksgiving wine has silky red fruit and fine tannins that keep your palate refreshed with each sip. – Laura