Need some wines for the holidays, but don't want to think about it? We've pulled together a case selection of our favorite wines for the Thanksgiving table.
Sparkling x 2
Rose x 2
White Wine x 3
Red Wine x 6
Sparkling - Belle Jardin (x2)
Grape: Chenin Blanc, Pinot Blanc
In Alsace, sparkling wine is a longstanding tradition. This sparkling has flavors of florals, crisp citrus, and toasty notes. Drink now or hold 1-2 years.
White & Rosé Wine
Rosé Wine - Le Fraghe
Bardolino, Veneto, Italy
Grown in the shadow of the looming Alps, on the salty glacial deposits of Lake Garda, this rose is extremely special, with a distinct grapefruit aroma. Ancient Romans earmarked this region for rose, so this wine is kind of like a 1,000+ year old tradition! Drink now, or keep it in the back of the fridge until summer.
White Wine - Bott Geyl
Grape: Pinot Blend
This biodynamic field blend of Pinot Auxerrois, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Noir (vinified as a white wine) come together to make a delightful wine capable of pairing with so many different dishes. Drink now, or watch it blossom another 12 months.
White Wine - Manousakis (x2)
Grape: Dry Muscat of Spina
This dry, lush wine is an old soul from the Mediterranean Sea. Muscat from Alexandria (originally drunk by ancient Egyptians, like Cleopatra) travelled all over the Mediterranean Sea. It’s grown in Greece, in Italy, in Sicily, and in Malaga. When Crete’s vineyards were destroyed by phylloxera in the 1980s, they replanted the island from cuttings of Spinas Muscat-- because it grows at high altitudes, it was spared by the grape blight. Drink now, it’s at it’s prime!
Rouge - Donna Laura ‘Ali’
Super Tuscan, Italy
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon + Sangiovese
This bold, lush classic Super Tuscan blends the deep flavors of Cabernet Sauvignon with the earthiness of Sangiovese. Cosimo Medici III married Marguerite from Bordeaux, and Bordeaux varieties likely came with her dowry, so they've probably been growing in Tuscany since then! Drink now, or watch it develop over 2-3 years.
Rouge - La Teneca Cab
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine from a small Piemonte vineyard, has notes of tobacco & pairs perfectly with grilled meats and aged cheeses. Drink now, or hold 1 year.
Rouge - Perrachon
Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir is Gamay’s genetic parent-- Gamay is a medium-bodied wine capable of bridging so many dishes on the banquet table. Gamay is considered the ultimate wine to pair with turkey dinner. Drink now, or hold 1-2 years for a bit more development.
Rouge - Maison Denuzière
Northern Rhone, France
Grape: Rhone Blend
This is the Cote du Rhone from our favorite high-end Northern Rhone producer. We’ve come to love the luxury wine Denuzière makes in Condrieu, St Joseph, and Hermitage. And this approach to a Rhone blend is a bit meatier than the typical CDR you’d find in the south. Drink now, or hold 2-4 years to see some development.
Rouge - Carchello (x2)
Grape: Monastrell, Tempranillo, Syrah, Cab Sauvignon
Jumilla is known for red wines similar to the Cote du Rhones of France. You’ll find similar grape varieties and blends, all part of the northern Mediterranean rim winemaking tradition. Drink now, or hold another year or so.