California Wines for Thanksgiving
Good Wine Under $20 recently posted two very interesting articles on wine pairing suggestions for Thanksgiving. I completely agree with their advice to keep your wine selections affordable during the holidays. Here are a few of my favorite California wines to pair with your turkey dinner this year.
The Husch 2004 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir is a crossover wine that pairs with many different foods. Thanksgiving dinner is no exception. The vibrant cherry, spicy, and earthy flavors of this Pinot are deep and substantial, yet not overwhelming.
The Tablas Creek 2005 Cotes de Tablas Blanc is a blend of Marsanne, Roussane, and Viognier. The Roussanne adds acidity, the Marsanne contributes body, and the Viognier gives this wine a wonderful aromatics. This is a complex wine that will pair nicely with the diverse flavors on your Thanksgiving table.
The acidity of Sauvignon Blanc with cut through the thickness of some of the traditional foods on this holiday. Brassfield Estate makes an excellent version of this varietal from the High Valley AVA in Lake County.
I hope these suggestions are helpful and I wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving.