Thanksgiving is almost here. Here are some hand selected wines that go great with Thanksgiving dinner. Wines from France, Italy, California, Oregon and New York.
Boundary Breaks Vineyard: The Riesling grape offers plenty of acidity. A small amount of residual sugar in the finished wine can rein in the effects of acidity and round out the experience of the wine.
Johnson Estate Freelings Creek Reserve Sweet Riesling: A medium sweet Riesling – but the sweetest in Johnson ESTATE’s portfolio of estate-grown Rieslings. Crisp, light with bright floral and lime zest aromas.
Arrowhead Chardonnay: Introduced by a welcoming vanilla on the nose, luscious smooth butterscotch flavors on the palate. A hint of tropical fruit completes this well-balanced white, with notes of lime and lemongrass adding themselves to the mix toward the finish.
Liten Buffel Quast Vineyard Pinot Noir Wine: Made with whole cluster pressing and foot crushed. Wild ferment, Pressed at cap fall Aged in old wood and bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Liten Buffel focuses on wines made from a natural and sustainable perspective. They allow spontaneous fermentation, add minimal sulfites for stability, use neutral oak for aging, and leave the wine unfined and unfiltered for true terroir expression.
Cline Pinot Noir: Bright red fruit characteristics emerge along with deep color, lush body, touches of vanilla and spearmint followed by delicate strawberry flavor. This is a food-friendly wonder child that can stand
Boedecker Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2015: A gorgeous, vivid nose reminiscent of purple flowers, dark cherries and stones with hints of cedar. This has lush, juicy fruits and a beautiful line of acidity that goes on and on to a lovely, layered, flavorful finish.
Domaine Victor Sornin Beaujolais Lantignie Nature: (100% Chardonnay) this cuvée comes from a single-vineyard called “Les Monthieux”. It is fermented with native yeasts. The aging without oak barrels allows the cuvée to keep all it fruitiness.
Chateau Maris Rose 2017: Its roundness is driven by a lovely acidity. Flavors of tart fruit on the finish. This is a dry, berried wine that pairs beautifully with a plate of prosciutto and ripe summer tomatoes.
Domaine Roger et Didier Raimbault Sancerre Wine: draws it freshness, citrus aromas and floral notes from the sauvignon blanc grape variety. Made from grapes grown on limestone and clay-limestone stone.
Gilbert Picq Chablis Dessus la Carriere Wine: A ripe and ever-so-mildly exotic nose is comprised by notes of citrus, ginger, mineral reduction and yellow orchard fruit. The round, generous and intense flavors display unusually good delineation in the context of what is typical for the vintage while delivering fine length on the very dry finish.
The Julienas Tradition: is a superb example of how enjoyable well made Gamay can be, the nose is classically bright red fruited with added notes of dried herbs, especially thyme, along with a dusty cocoa note. The palate has wonderfully supple tannins that really give the fruit and good twang. There’s loads of black cherry and ripe raspberry to keep you interested and a great length of flavor.
Anne Pichon “Sauvage” Grenache Noir Wine: Handcrafted production from Anne and Marc Pichon’s Domaine Vignobles Pichon at Mormoiron, Vaucluse. 100% Grenache Noir aged in Oak Barrels.
Statti Gaglioppo Italian Red 2016: The respect of the original and typical fruit produces a wine of a rare elegance and pleasantness. The right witness of a land hidden into his own richness.