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Thanksgiving 2019:

Andy's Top 12 Turkey Wine Picks

Thanksgiving is always a chaotic day: you have all the family arriving and you are trying to make everything perfect. Here are a few of my favorite easy wine picks to help your day. This list has something for all budgets.

 

 

When your guests arrive, meet them with a glass of bubbles,
it's always a great way to start any Thanksgiving Day.

 

2015 Domaine Carneros Brut by Taittinger Carneros, California

Bright light gold color, wonderful notes of citrus, pear and toasted honey. On the palate bright tangy citrus flavors with a long toasty finish.

 

Sale $29.99   |   SKU 79255

 

For your guests that prefer a little white wine, either before or with dinner,
Riesling, Chenin Blanc, and Pinot Gris are all great choices.

 

2017 Hermann Wiemer Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes, New York

This Riesling is vibrant and aromatic, featuring the distinctive minerality that has become their trademark. Fragrant essence of spring blossoms sets the stage for a succulent palate of early fruit, balanced with a refreshing crispness, revealing the true qualities of the Riesling grape. A brilliant texture carries into a lingering finish.

 

Sale $23.99   |   SKU 77800

 

2018 Chehalem Pinot Gris Willamette Valley, Oregon

The aroma is fresh and vibrant, showing stone fruits and ripe pear with hints of spring flowers and honeycomb. The palate is round with a weighted viscosity that lifts on the finish thanks to bright acidity.

 

Sale $16.99   |   SKU 81577

 

2017 Etude Grace Benoist Vineyard Pinot Gris, Carneros, California

"A lovely, round and fresh white with pear blossom and tropical fruit. Medium body, round and vivid. Phenolic texture, too. Delicious finish. Drink now."
91 Points James Suckling

 

Sale $21.99   |   SKU 80107

 

2018 Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier, California

This lovely crisp white wine has a bouquet of tropical fruit, pineapple and honeysuckle. On the palate notes of apple, grapefruit and lemon and hints of spice show through on this well-balanced, long finish.

 

Sale $12.99   |   SKU 79838

 

2016 Liquid Farm La Hermada Chardonnay, Santa Maria, California

One of my favorites from Liquid Farm. For those of you that enjoy a beautiful, crisp style chardonnay.

 

"The 2016 Chardonnay La Hermana offers a slightly more angular profile, yet also has more density and depth. Stone fruits, toasted nuts, crushed rocks, and brioche notes all emerge from the glass and it's beautifully balanced, has bright acidity, and a great finish. It's a beautiful, classic Chardonnay."
95 Points Jeb Dunnuck

 

Sale $39.99   |   SKU 77651

 

Moving on to the red wines. One of the most versatile grape varieties that will work well both with fish and the Thanksgiving turkey is Pinot Noir.

 

2016 Lyric by Etude Pinot Noir Santa Barbara, California

This fantastic pinot noir has become our best seller from California. A well-balanced wine with red fruit aromas of fresh Bing cherry, raspberry and sweet notes of spice. On the palate, red fruits with raspberry and strawberry, soft tannins and cedar spice notes.

 

Sale $15.99   |   SKU 77856

 

2017 Argyle Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, Oregon

Another great over-achiever for the price - this light, bright red has notes of red berries, oranges, spices and herbs with light tannins.

 

Sale $19.99   |   SKU 77767

 

2015 St. Innocent Pinot Noir Zenith Vineyard Willamette Valley, Oregon

"Highly perfumed aromas of ripe red and dark fruits, incense and candied flowers, along with a sexy Asian spice nuance and a touch of smoky minerality. Palate-staining black raspberry, cherry cola and spicecake flavors."
93 Points Josh Raynolds-Vinous

 

Sale $26.99   |   SKU 79874

 

2014 Anaba Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast, California

Wonderful aromas of dark cherries, forest floor and raspberries. Bright red fruit and notes of spice on the palate, with well-balanced soft silky tannins.

 

Sale $36.99   |   SKU 75333

 

2015 LaRue Pinot Noir Thorn Ridge Vineyard Sonoma Coast, California

"Thorn Ridge offers lovely density and mid-palate pliancy to play off the more energetic notes that are typical of this Sonoma Coast site. Sweet red cherry, blood orange, mint and star anise add an exotic flair to this very pretty, silky Pinot from Katy Wilson. Only 125 cases produced."
93 Points Antonio Galloni-Vinous

 

Sale $75.99   |   SKU 77368

2016 Failla Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard Sonoma Coast, California

"The 2016 Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard, which is the most exotic, perfumed, and floral red in the lineup. Rose petals, blueberries, strawberries, and violets notes give way to a medium-bodied, seamless 2016 that has integrated acidity, sweet tannin, no hard edges, and outstanding length. Need a dead ringer for a top Volnay? Give this a whirl."
95 Points Jeb Dunnuck

 

Sale $89.99   |   SKU 76905

 

 

 


 

 

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