Uncorking Thanksgiving: The Perfect Wines for a November Feast
Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude, gathering with loved ones, and indulging in a bountiful feast. The holidays offer a perfect opportunity to elevate your dining experience with the right wine selections.
The Co-op has curated wines that can enhance the flavors of your Thanksgiving meal and create memorable moments with family and friends. From rich and robust reds to crisp and aromatic whites, we’ll take you on a journey through the vineyards, suggesting the ideal wine pairings for your Thanksgiving celebration.
So, as you embark on your Thanksgiving preparations and plan a menu that reflects the warmth and abundance of the season, consider the wines that will complement your dishes and enhance the overall dining experience. Join us on this oenophile’s adventure and discover the perfect wines to make your November Thanksgiving a truly special occasion. Cheers to a season of gratitude, togetherness, and, of course, exceptional wine!
Appetizers, Charcuterie, and Pre-Meal Salty Snacks
Isenhower Cellars 2022 Viognier I-Series
Isenhower Cellars 2022 Viognier I-Series is a wonderful wine to start your Thanksgiving. This wine pairs well with charcuterie, appetizers, and your salty snacks for the football game.
The wine has alluring aromas of apricots and peaches with copious texture. It is balanced, lively, and fresh. Additional complex aromas include notes of spiced vanilla powder and jasmine flower. Our Viognier has flavors of ripe tangerine, spiced green apple, and gingersnap cookie.
First Course and Salads
Joseph Cattin’s 2020 Orange Pinot Gris d’Alsace
Joseph Cattin’s 2020 Orange Pinot Gris d’Alsace is a wonderful wine for your Thanksgiving lunch, first course, and salads. The pale coppery pour gives off gentle aromas of grass and apricot. It drinks plush in texture and stone fruit on the palate, too.
2019 Louis Jadot Chorey-les-Beaune Les Beaumonts
2019 Claire Laroche Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune
The Co-op has two delightful Pinot Noirs that pair perfectly with Thanksgiving turkey — the 2019 Louis Jadot Chorey-les-Beaune Les Beaumonts and the 2019 Claire Laroche Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune.
The 2019 Louis Jadot Chorey-les-Beaune Les Beaumonts is made in Burgundy, France and is a squarely structured Pinot Noir framed by a fine-grained edge of tannins. It presents a wispy veil of sweet char and smoke lends warmth to bright, cutting notes of raspberry and sour cherry. It is full bodied and is a wine that will enhance your Thanksgiving meal.
Bourgogne-Hautes-Cotes-de-Beaune is a wine region in Burgundy that produces red, rose, and white wines. Hautes-Cotes means “high slopes,” and refers to the high slopes of Beaune where vines are planted. The region is known for its Pinot Noir and the 2019 Claire Laroche is a silky and elegant wine with fruity, floral notes.
Ham and Prime Rib
2020 Sobon Estate Old Vine Zinfandel
The 2020 Sobon Estate Old Vine Zinfandel is a middleweight wine that is sophisticated and toasty with spicy oak aromas. The oak doesn’t overwhelm, but enhances the ripe boysenberry flavors, juicy acidity, and lingering finish. Enjoyably tannic pairs well with ham, prime rib, and turkey.
2014 Fonseca Unfiltered Late Bottled Porto
Because it has been bottled without filtering, this Port has a chance to age. It has the opulent character of a Fonseca Port, enhanced by the fine vintage. Rich and full in the mouth, the wine’s stewed blackberry and sweet plum flavors, both underlined by tannins, are sure to age well.