Thanksgiving is about sharing the day with friends and family, and the quintessential, all-American comfort foods. When searching for the “perfect Thanksgiving wine,” there is no single wine that will hold up to turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and everything in between. So choose a couple of versatile wines and, most importantly, serve what you like best. Let us take the pressure off with a few recommendations. Happy Thanksgiving from Martin Wine Cellar.
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Chateau de Cerons Graves Blanc 2015
This has a straightforward white peach and citrus-scented bouquet. The palate has a twist of sour lemon on the entry, well judged acidity and a slightly controlled finish with mango and guava notes.
Chateau des Quarts Pouilly Fuisse Clos des Quarts 2014
Balanced and precise, it possesses an distinctive refinement rare for this appellation. It has a suave palate with real depth of fruit and is velvety, concentrated, minerally, spicy and complex. A revelation for this area of Burgundy.
Chehalem Pinot Gris 3 Vineyard Willamette 2015
This is the epitome of Oregon Pinot Gris at its finest. Showing bright aromas; a complex, moderately weight on the palate. The palate is textural and long accented by brightness and mineral notes, juiciness, clove, nectarine and a lingering smooth finish.
Chateau Reynon Bordeaux Blanc 2015
From the family estate of Bordeaux wine gurus Denis and Florence Dubourdieu, this is a crisp, refreshing Sauvignon Blanc. Bright acidity, freshly squeezed lemon and an herbal, green edge all make for a wine that is drinkable now as an aperitif as well as with food
Domaine Jean Noel Gagnard Bourgogne Blanc Hautes Cotes de Beaune sous Eguisons 2014
This elegant and very pretty white Burgundy shows more refinement and subtlety than its classification suggests. White flowers and meyer lemon dominate the nose, along with a splash of the Chassagne richness and energy.
J Lohr Chardonnay Arroyo Vista 2015
Bright, straw-yellow color, aromas of apple, stone fruit and lemon, plush and racy Chardonnay with complex aromas and flavors balanced by palate-cleansing acidity.
Louis Latour Bourgogne Chardonnay 2015
...Has a deep elegant aroma, medium full body with a gentle vanilla creaminess and an enchanting ensemble of fruit and acidity culminating in a strong, complete finish.
Louis Latour Chardonnay Ardeche 2015
This easy to drink Chardonnay displays peachy ripe fruit and tangy acidity, but made without oak contact so it has a distinctive style that features direct minerality and vigor. Elegant, poised flavors are perfectly balanced in the mouth and leave it fresh and cleanÉvery refreshing.
Decero Cabernet Sauvignon Remolinos 2013
Cassis and black fruits, with a fine backbone of acidity leading it more towards elegance than opulence. Seductive tannins, perfect balance and structure.
Domaine Berthaut Gerbet Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits 2015
Lovely aromatics of red cherry, spice and earth. On the palate fresh and subtle, fine, pure and detailed with good acidity and supple tannins.
Domaine Gerard Mugneret Bourgogne Passetoutgrain 2014
For Domaine Gerard Mugneret, his Passetoutgrain is 50% of Pinot Noir and Gamay. It is a wine that brings together the freshness of Pinot Noir and the immediacy of Gamay. This appellation has character and charm and shows lots of early appeal. A good, inexpensive introduction to the wines from Burgundy.
Domaine Pavelot Savigny les Beaune 2014
The 2014 Savigny ls Beaune Villages has a crisp, slightly floral bouquet with blueberry and blackcurrant scents that gently roll out from the glass. The palate is medium bodied with fine tannin, pure and sensual in the mouth with an elegant, suave black cherry and raspberry finish. Just a lovely Savigny les Beaune. 88-90 points Neal Martin, Wine Advocate.
Hahn Pinot Noir SLH 2015
The Wine Advocate -92 points- "A smokin' effort, as well as a terrific value, the 2014 Pinot Noir Hahn SLH offers classic notes of forest floor, toasted spice, licorice and tons of Pinot Noir fruit in its medium-bodied, textured and layered profile.
Oronta Garnacha 2014
Perrin et Fils Cotes du Rhone Villages 2015
...has plenty of fruit and texture with solid black cherry, black raspberry, pepper and Provenal herbs. Drink this medium bodied, supple and nicely textured red over the coming 3 to 4 years.
Rossi-Wallace Pinot Noir Napa Valley 2014/2015
From Atlas Peak sites, this is a dark, brooding wine rich in earthy loam, pomegranate, cranberry and cherry that carries a fistful of weight and power. The oaky finish could use more time to resolve.
Tahuan Malbec 2013/2015
Attractive, mouth filling Malbec, rich deep fruit and plush texture.
The Counselor Cabernet Sauvignon 2013/2014
Explodes with ripe fruit in the nose, with dust and cocoa powder, ...well built and textured on the palatewith great expressions of dark plums and sweet ripe currant fruit.
Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir Whole Cluster 2016
It is vibrant with beautiful flavors of strawberry and watermelon and a perfect companion for salmon burgers, grilled chicken or a fresh summer salad.
Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare 2016
On the palate, this wine is light bodied, balanced and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a tasty mild mineral infused mild strawberry with hints of plum. The finish is dry and its finish fades away nicely.
AIX Coteaux D'Aix en Provence Rose 2016
This is a smooth, beautifully fresh rose wine, well balanced, with crisp red and orange fruits adding a refreshing background to the spice and acidity.