Thanksgiving Wines

Thanksgiving Wines Here are some great wines for Thanksgiving to serve, gift or simply relax with.  Hillinger Pinot Noir (Austria) $19.99 – A fantastic Pinot from a somewhat unusual source, Austria’s Burgenland region. If your Thanksgiving will be featuring smoked turkey or ham, this would be our top pick. Dark cherry fruit with notes of cherry cola, velvety portobello mushroom, all-spice and smoky tannins. Marie-Pierre Germain Bourgogne Rouge (Meursault, Burgundy) $23.99 – It’s been a while since we’ve come across a French Pinot Noir this good under $25. Fresh Morello cherry and crushed strawberry bouquet that shows impressive clarity, with a smoky tincture developing with a little air. The palate is nicely balanced with clean, fresh tannins and fine acidity, coming off light and airy with a twist of sour cherry and strawberry pastilles lingering on the finish. Lando 2013 Russian River Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast, CA) $66.99 – Sam Lando obviously learned a great deal about making world class Pinot Noir during his time at Kosta-Browne. Thankfully pricing wasn’t one of them, since the KB stuff is all now $100+. Deep and piercing black berry fruit on the nose and fresh blueberry notes come through on the palate along with nuances of cocoa, minerality and a silky Shitakii mushroom finish. Domaine Terre Davau (Rhone Valley, France) $11.99 – We were tempted to mark this great Cotes du Rhone at $15 or $16, figuring no one would believe us that we could offer a family owned, organically grown, hand-harvested and absolutely delicious CDR for just $12. But here it is, a blend of 45% Grenache, 45% Syrah, 10% Cinsault. Meaty blackcurrant, red cherry,...