Josh’s Perfect Thanksgiving Six-Pack is ready for pickup and it’s even better than last year’s version! Just $114.99 NET for six delicious, food, and family friendly bottles of wine.
Talk about Thanksgiving wine-buying made easy! I’ve put together a wonderful lineup of 6 classic Thanksgiving wines. And these are guaranteed to make your ham and turkey taste better and make you look like a wine expert. At over 20% off when you get 1 bottle of each, this is one of the best deals of the year!
Please note that the special sale pricing only applies when you buy 1 bottle of each of the featured wines below. On sale through Thanksgiving Eve (11/25/20).
1. 2019 Alla Costiera Prosecco Extra Dry (Veneto, Italy) – Filippo Gamba makes the best Prosecco on the planet. He and his wife do all of the work at this tiny estate in the rolling hills just north of Venice. They make their Prosecco in tiny batches (3,000 bottles at a time) using natural methods unheard of amongst the big, commercial Prosecco producers. This is the rare vintage-dated Prosecco, and it’s aged 2 months (also rare) before being bottled. The result is a Prosecco with finer bubbles and all of that tlc that Filippo puts into the care of his vineyards can be tasted in the finished wine. Golden colored and boasting ripe notes of golden apple, pear, lemon zest, and white flowers, this is the perfect wine to get the juices flowing before the big meal. But it would also be mighty tasting with turkey and all the fixins’ too!
2. 2019 Tegernseerhof Gruner Veltliner ‘T26’ Federspiel (Wachau, Austria) – Martin Mittelbach is a master with Austria’s native Gruner Veltliner grape. From a single vineyard near the Danube, this was originally in Tank #26 the first time importer Klaus Wittauer tasted it years ago. “I want a lot of T26,” Klaus said. And the name has stuck. Showing a terrific balance of ripeness, full flavor, and zesty acidity, it’s a natural fit with poultry and rich side dishes. Showing lively notes of green pear, green apple, lemon, citrus zest, and white pepper, the finish is clean and long.
3. 2018 Matthiasson Chardonnay ‘Linda Vista Vineyard’ (Napa Valley, California) – If you were to pour this for me blind, I would think it was White Burgundy from a ripe and sunny year. Steve Matthiasson works magic with the Chardonnay grapes located right behind his house in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, not far from Trefethen’s vineyards. The Linda Vista Vineyard was planted back in 1980, and these old vines yield a deeply flavored yet zesty Chardonnay with minimal oak influence. At just 12.2% alcohol, this high energy Chardonnay soars with notes of golden delicious apples, yellow peach, bosc pear, honey, and spice. The refreshing acidity is balanced by a pleasant fleshiness, finishing clean with a hint of stony minerality. All in all, it’s a perfect Turkey Day Chardonnay!
4. 2018 Terres Dorees Beaujolais L’Ancien Vieille Vignes (Beaujolais, France) – Jean-Paul Brun makes some of my favorite Beaujolais! And the Gamay grape and the Thanksgiving meal are a match made in heaven. The bright, red fruited flavors work well with cranberry sauce, the light tannin and moderate acidity don’t overwhelm the mellow flavors of turkey and ham, and the subtle earthy/spicy notes work well with the umami-rich flavor of root veggies and gravy. Trust me, this ain’t Beaujolais Nouveau! “Brun’s dependably superb 2018 Beaujolais l’Ancien offers up notes of rose petals, cherries and raspberries, followed by a medium to full-bodied, fleshy palate built around satiny tannins and juicy acids. It’s a beautifully gourmand but precise wine, demonstrating the strengths of this vintage in the limestone soils of the southern Beaujolais.” – Wine Advocate – 92 points
5. 2017 Alexana Pinot Noir ‘Terroir Selection’ (Willamette Valley, Oregon) – Simply put, this is one of Oregon’s top Pinot Noir values, and Pinot Noir is one of the all-time great Thanksgiving wines. Alexana Winery was born of Dr. Madaiah Revana’s love of the great wines of Burgundy. Founded in 2005, Dr. Revana spared no expense in founding his winery, named after his daughter Alexandra. None other than Lynn Penner-Ash handles winemaking. “Refined and well-structured, with expressive raspberry and rose petal aromas that open to densely layered cherry, stony mineral and black tea flavors, building tension toward fine-grained tannins.” – Wine Spectator – 92 points
6. 2018 Domaine de Piaugier Sablet Rouge (Southern Rhone Valley, France) – Want to go with something a bit bigger and bolder for the meal? A Grenache-heavy red from the Southern Rhone is the way to go. And this Grenache/Syrah blend from Sablet, the village just north of Gigondas, is a personal favorite of mine. It’s bold and hearty yet fine-grained and not too tannic. Boasting rich and ripe flavors of dark berries, peppery spice, and violet, this is beautifully pure and seamless on the palate. For those who love Chateauneuf du Pape and/or Gigondas, you’ll love this one.
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