SPECIAL “THANKSGIVING WINE PAIRING, IN A BOX” (MIXED 15-PACK)
CHAMPAGNE: Every celebration is made better by starting with a great Champagne… Bubbles are the perfect way to brighten the mood and begin the Thanksgiving festivities.
GRAND CRU CHAMPAGNE
NV, CHAMPAGNE, FRANCE
Your Price: $39.99/btl
Winery Notes, “… This stunning Brut Tradition shows rich, leesy fruit obtained through extended bottle aging prior to disgorging. Quite vinous in texture, it is full and long with crisp apple fruit notes on the finish and showing some toasty notes in the nose. Very low dosage levels allow the great Ambonnay fruit to shine.“
An off-dry riesling is the perfect white wine to complement so many different Thanksgiving dishes. With the combination of sweet and aromatic spices this time of year, holiday foods can be a real challenge to pair wines against. This riesling is the perfect wine that goes with just about everything in the lineup.
2014 KABINETT RIESLING
Retails at: $30.00/btl
Your Price: $25.99/btl
Tasting Notes: “Stunningly pure with brilliant acidity, perfectly comingled with flavors of white peach, fresh pear, lemon and hints of chamomile. Engaging and persistent on the palate, featuring subtle grapefruit, honey and melon.”
Like Riesling is to white wines, Pinot Noir is the chameleon of red wine varieties and adapts to more types of food than any other red varietal. With the multitude of aromas and layers of flavors in a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, Pinot Noir leads the way in my home every year.
2013 PINOT NOIR
SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS
Retails at: $45.00/btl
Your Price: $30.99/btl
Winemaker’s Notes: “… Shows a wonderful interplay of oak spice, black cherry and red bing cherry fruit. Typical of the Santa Lucia Highlands, aromas of earth and spice come shining through making for a wonderful complex aromatic experience. The palate shows plush velevety tannins, a trademark of Sonnet pinot noir, and racy spicy characters that mingle with the obvious cherry fruit all of the way to the finish.”
Thanksgiving is purely American, through and through. The only popular grape varietal that Americans can claim as our own is Zinfandel… another purely American creation. Well guess what? It’s also one of the absolute best, big reds to drink with Thanksgiving dinner. The rich style and spicy heart, work harmoniously with the multitude of intense flavors and rich sauces. Simply perfect!
Your Price: $35.99/btl
Winery Notes: “… Deep blackberry, black cherry, and allspice aromas fill the glass. On the palate, the wine is perfectly balanced with harmonious tannins, acidity, and fruit, and seamlessly transitions into an opulent, ripe blackberry mulberry and black cherry potpourri of flavors on the palate, with supple, well-integrated tannins. The juicy flavors and opulent texture layer into a toasty, cinnamon and spice finish. The sensuous, layered flavors persist in a long finish.“
PORT: Port is, in my humble opinion, the most classic way to finish a great meal. The rich, intense red and black fruit character with a touch of spice, combines beautifully with Ports ability to warm your heart and soul. The grin on your face just might stay a while, long after dessert is finished…
2011 “LBV” PORT
Retails at: $28.00/btl
Your Price: $21.99/btl
Importer’s Tasting Notes: “Dark red appearance, fresh, floral aroma with some exuberance initially and a hint of dark plums and blackberries. On the palate, vinosity is at the forefront and although medium-bodied it exhibits fantastic length with grainy soft tannins and superb dark fruits leading to a fresh acid driven finish…“