Hopefully, by now you have your Thanksgiving menu all planned and most of the shopping done. Don’t forget the wine! This year I am feeling grateful to have had the opportunity to taste a more diverse sampling of wines. I have discovered new favorites but still appreciate many past favorites too. So what wines am I pairing with my Thanksgiving feast this year?!
Thanksgiving at my house is about traditions, and God forbid if I don’t make cornbread stuffing with chestnuts or cranberry sauce with Port. The menu only deviates slightly from year to year. Which brings me to the wine, Thanksgiving is that traditional holiday that is full of family, favorites, and comfort. Lucky for me, my comfort wines and newly discovered wines also pair well with turkey, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, Maderia gravy, cranberry Port sauce, green beans and my something new, red cabbage blackberry caraway slaw.
My 2017 Thanksgiving Wine Picks
Nino Franco Rustico Brut – Thanks for learning more about Prosecco with #winestudio, I now know what to look for when shopping for Prosecco. Hint: “DOCG” for more information check here. The Nino Franco Brut retails for just $19.99 and will pair perfectly with my cheese board.
2013 AP Mont Chauve Saint Aubin Charmois – Burgundian Chardonnay from Saint-Aubin showcases the true varietal flavors of Chardonnay with layers of complexity including notes of minerality. My turkey and mashed potatoes will be washed down with sips of this exceptional wine. SRP $39.99
2015 Rochioli Sauvignon Blanc – A favorite from my past. I was introduced to Rochioli when I lived in Healdsburg, and Sauvignon Blanc is my thirst quenching favorite. I will be taking a few sips of this as I taste the green beans and red cabbage slaw. SRP $39.99
2014 Domaine Lathuiliere Morgon – This year I started participating with the French #winophiles. They dive into a different wine region every third Saturday of the month on Twitter. I walked away with a new appreciation of Beaujolais Cru wines after our dive into the Beaujolais region. Learn more about my Beaujolais discoveries here. The Morgon will pair nicely with the earthy savory flavors in my cornbread stuffing and that Madeira gravy. SRP $29.99
2015 Left Coast Latitude 45 Estate Pinot Noir – This is my something new, a Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Pinot Noir is one of my favorite varietals, and Willamette Valley style Pinot Noir wines are some of my favorite. The Left Coast Latitude 45 Pinot Noir has flavor notes of cherry, licorice, and leather with a lingering finish. This wine will pair nicely with the turkey and gravy, cornbread stuffing, and cranberry Port sauce. SRP $38.00
Happy Thanksgiving. Don’t forget the wine!
Disclosure: Left Coast Latitude 45 Estate Pinot Noir was provided to me as a sample. All opinions are my own.