Thanksgiving Wines

Thanksgiving Wines

            Turkey and all the trimmings provide the backdrop for a multitude of wines.  Champagne or white wine for the hors d'oeuvres or antipasto, a good Italian red for the lasagna (optional--replace with  your traditional favorite), turkey complements almost any wine--we like Pinot Noir or Chardonnay.  Amarone or Port with the cheese course and Muscat, Late Harvest Riesling, Sauternes or Asti for dessert!  Here are some of our recommendations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Case
N.V. Gruet Brut $17.99 $194.00
                       Let's face it, Thanksgiving is an American holiday, so let's drink one of America's best sparkling wines.  Crisp, dry, excellent mousse.  Stock up for the Holidays!    
2020 Nature's Revenge Petillant Naturel $14.99 $162.00
                    Nature's Revenge "Pet-Nat" is light and dry with a delicate sparkle.  Excellent as an aperitif or throughout the meal  One of our favorites!
2021 Ai Galli Pinot Grigio $9.99 $108.00
                     At our house, the appetizers are many and varied--shrimp, scallops, frito misto and other Italian delicacies call for a versatile aperitif. This extraordinary Pinot Grigio fills the bill.  It's become one of SOHO's best selling wines.    
2018 Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Riserva $21.99 $235.00
                    One of  our favorite Italian wines!  Great with the lasagna or the turkey itself--a best buy!
2019 Joel Gott California Zinfandel $19.99 $215.00
                    The robust flavors of turkey and all the trimmings lend themselves to the spicy zest of Gott's luscious zin.  Dig in!    
2021 Tavel Rose "Les Lauzeraies $14.99 $162.00
                    Can't make up your mind about red or white?  Simple!  Drink an excellent rose from the Rhone region in the south of France.  Excellent as an aperitif or with turkey breast.     
2020 Angeline Mendocino Pinot Noir Reserve   $15.99 $173.00
                    We highly recommend this Pinot Noir from one of California's winemaking pioneers, Martin Ray.  To get a wine of this quality for this price is remarkable.     
2018 Allegrini Palazzo della Torre $19.99 $195.00
                    A robust red from Verona--sip it with the sausage stuffing and drink it with the cheese course; made by Allegrini, the inventor of the special double fementation used in making their Amarone.    
2019 Simi Sonoma Chardonnay $17.99 $194.00
                    The vineyard for Simi Sonoma Chardonnay reflects Sonoma County's diversity of flavors. Some contribute structure, others offer elegance and richness.  For those who prefer white wine with their white meat!    
2019 Edna Valley Chardonnay $14.99 $162.00
                   Our favorite California chardonnay, and a great value.  An all purpose white!     
 2015 Fonseca L.B.V. Port $24.99  
                   Nothing is more festive during the Holidays than a good glass of Port after dinner.  This is a Late Bottled Vintage Port from a great producer that has been aged in wood for current drinking.     

More Thanksgiving Wines                

Here are some other choices from the USA and around the world to make your Thanksgiving table extra special!  Choose from these delicious yet affordable wines:

Thanksgiving Reds

  Bottle Case
2019 Sierra Batuco Pinot Noir Reserva (Arg.) $10.99 $119.00
2020 Bourgogne Pinot Noir (Defaix Fre) $19.99 $215.00
2019 Mercurey Les Bussieres" $39.99 $432.00
2020 Cambria Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir (Santa Maria, Cal.) $24.99 $270.00
2018 Benton Lane Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley, Oregon) $24.99 $270.00
2020 Ridge Three Valleys Zinfandel $29.99 $324.00
2016 Amarone (Antiche Terre)  SALE! $29.99 $324.00

                        What if you like white wine, either as an aperitif, or with dinner--no problem--some fine chardonnays and sauvignon blancs, or how about a riesling or chenin blanc?

                               White Wine

  Bottle Case
2019 Kenwood Chardonnay $12.99 $140.00
2020 La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay $21.99 $237.00
2020 Groth Sauvignon Blanc (Napa) $24.99 $270.00
2019 Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier $14.99 $162.00
2020 Konstantin Frank Dry Riesling (N.Y. Finger Lakes) $14.99 $162.00
2018 Muscat de Beaumes de Venise (Tresor du Clocher--France) 375 ml. $11.99  

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                    One more suggestion:  BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU. These are wines of the 2022 harvest and it's fun to have them with our Thanksgiving feast and they go even better with the leftovers!  Arriving November 17.

 

                                2022  Domaine de la Madon Beaujolais Villages Nouveau       $14.99/Btl.   $162.00/Case                 

2022 Paul Durdilly Beaujolais Nouveau     $13.99/Btl.    $151.00/Case