Our Thanksgiving Six-Packs are guaranteed to please the pickiest of palates, and they also contain 6 wonderful wines guaranteed to make your holiday meals shines. My team and I put a lot of thought into this year's selections, and we are confident that this year's sampler is one of our best ever.
The Thanksgiving meal is quite flexible when it comes to wine pairing. Whether you like white, red, or rose, we've got you covered with this collection of wines from smaller, family owned and operated wineries. Every single wine in the pack will make your turkey, ham, and sides taste better, and they'll also make you look like a wine buying all-star in front of your friends and family.
2. 2019 Domaine Vincent Careme Vouvray 'Spring' (Loire Valley, France): Vincent and Tania Careme craft one of the all-time great Vouvray values. 100% Chenin Blanc fermented completely dry, this wine's combination of rich fruit and zesty acids makes it a wonderful food wine. Gorgeous notes of golden apple, pear, leesy richness, and flint flow through this impressive white that doesn't need food to shine. Feel free to enjoy a glass while you're cooking up a storm!
3. 2021 Torre dei Beati Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo 'Rosa-ae' (Abruzzo, Italy): Dry rose is a necessity for Thanksgiving, and you'll be hard-pressed to find a better one than this. Fausto Albanesi's certified organic farm yields one of Italy's top rosatos. 100% Montepulciano, this heartier-styled rose is packed with flavors of strawberry, maraschino cherry, and tangerine. Full and rich yet fresh and zesty, this is truly impressive. Trust me, this refreshing rose will make all of your culinary creations shine a little brighter.
4. 2018 Domaine Felix Bourgogne Cotes d'Auxerre Rouge (Burgundy, France): Good Pinot Noir is a must-have with the Thanksgiving meal, and this one is really special. From vineyards just outside of Chablis, the northern-most section of Burgundy, this is quite concentrated and savory. Deeply flavored and packed with beautiful notes of dark cherry, raspberry, baking spice, and mineral, this is a wine that really excels with food....like turkey, stuffing, and root veggies.
5. 2020 Vignobles Brunier Le Pigeoulet en Provence Rouge (Rhone Valley, France): From the Brunier family of Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf fame, this juicy and spicy, Grenache-based red is more about aromatics and supple texture than it is about muscle and power. Offering up loads of kirsch, dark cherry, peppery spice, and Provencal herbs, this smooth and supple quaffer won't overwhelm your turkey, and it will pair perfectly with all of the starchy sides. Delicious!
6. 2016 Easton Zinfandel (Amador County, California): Want to go with something bigger and bolder for the meal? Good old California Zin will do the trick! Bill Easton releases his wines when he feels they are drinking their best, and this is the current release of his Zinfandel. Smooth and creamy but with just the right amount of acidity, this offers up classic notes of brambly berries, black pepper, and sage. I promise you it won't overwhelm the meal.
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