Thanksgiving Wine Pairings That Will Deliciously Grace Your Table
You spend all that time and effort in the kitchen to produce a Thanksgiving dinner worthy of the occasion. Don’t settle for mediocre wines! These bottles will bring out the brilliance in your cooking and leave your guests begging for more.
Pair These Wines With Turkey and Cranberry
Lighter reds like Pinot and Gamay are great with turkey and cranberry sauce. Try any of these for a delicious match.
J. Christopher Volcanique Pinot Noir – The new Volcanique bottling is sourced from our favorite volcanic soil vineyards in the Dundee Hills AVA. Home to the first Pinot Noir vines ever planted in Oregon, the Dundee Hills are iconic and established the Willamette Valley as a serious wine region. The deep, well-drained, volcanic Jory clay soil gives us beautifully savory wines with purity and a finely focused structure. LEARN MORE
Bellenos Rosé of Gamay Noir – This very expressive rosé is pure Gamay Noir from Beaujolais. Beautifully clean, ripe fruit and minimal winemaking preserve the naturally fruity personality of the Gamay grape: vibrant red raspberry and cherry flavors, and the bright mineral edge that is typical of this area of Burgundy. LEARN MORE
Bellenos Cuvée Rouge – The Bellenos Cuvée Rouge blends fruity, mineral-inflected Gamay from Beaujolais with finely structured Pinot Noir from the Côte d’Or in northern Burgundy. The result is a fresh, fruit-forward, and deliciously expressive “Vin de Plaisir” — a wine for everyday enjoyment. LEARN MORE
Pair These Wines With Anything On – or Off – the Table
Rosés, Pinot Blancs and drier Rieslings are very tasty with just about anything, and the fruitier Rieslings pair well with the sweeter foods such as sweet potatoes. Try these:
Dr. Loosen Red Slate Riesling Dry – Made from red slate estate vineyards found primarily in the south-facing stretch of river that encompasses the villages of Ürzig, Erden, Lösnich and Kinheim, this dry Riesling has an intense minerality that is warm and enveloping. It has floral, spicy, citrus blossom aromas and harmonious flavors with a full, expansive texture. Very expressive. LEARN MORE
Wittmann 100 Hills Pinot Blanc – Elegant, with fine aromas of ripe fruit, basil and mint. Creamy and fresh with vibrant acidity and a fine minerality. Invigorating freshness of ripe fruits and nuts. An everyday wine; pairs well with all foods. LEARN MORE
Robert Weil Riesling Tradition (off-dry) – The philosophy at Weingut Robert Weil is to combine modern ideas with the long tradition of viticulture in the Rheingau region. This wine is the estate’s classic rendition of the traditional off-dry style that made the Rheingau famous. It is a cuvée from parcels that neighbor the estate’s top vineyard sites in Kiedrich and Eltville. LEARN MORE
Maximin Grünhaus Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett – Wines from this site were made specially for the Abbey’s choirmasters. Extending over 40 acres, the site benefits from deep soils with good water retention, over a base of red Devonian slate. Wines from the Herrenberg show fruit and body early in their lives, but also possess extraordinary ageing potential. LEARN MORE
Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese – The Juffer Sonnenuhr is the choicest center cut of the Brauneberg — the steepest and most south-facing part of the hillside. This Grosse Lage (grand cru) site produces profound, distinctive wines with great purity and concentration. LEARN MORE
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