Wines for Thanksgiving
The Co-op’s annual mix and match wine sale runs November 16 through November 23, and it’s a great time to stock up on wines for Thanksgiving and throughout the holidays. Our wine department has curated 12 beautiful wines for your entire Thanksgiving day, from watching a football game to serving dinner. We have also selected some lovely bottles that make great host gifts.
Wines to Accompany Your Thanksgiving Meal
J. Mourat Vin de Loire Blanc
A medium weight white wine blend of Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay from France’s Loire Valley. It is fresh and harmonious with tastes of pear, star anise, and apple. Its light notes are a wonderful accompaniment to Thanksgiving foods like turkey and mashed potatoes.
J. Mourat Vin de Loire Rouge
The 2021 J. Mourat Vin de Loire Rouge is an easy-drinking blend of Cabernet Franc, Negrette, Gamay, and Pinot Noir from a certified organic vineyard. This wine has notes of Bing cherry, nutmeg, and blueberry. It is a midweight wine that pairs well with a traditional turkey meal.
COR Cellars Cabernet Franc
An elegant and medium-bodied Cabernet from Eastern Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills. Its cherry, cocoa, and smokey notes will delight your Thanksgiving guests.
Wines That Everyone Will Enjoy
Borgo Alato Prosecco Extra Dry NV
The Borgo Alato is a refreshing, sparkling wine from Northern Italy. It has a delightful and complex bouquet with fruity notes reminiscent of peach and green apple. Serve it chilled as an opening toast or with dessert. Its price-point also makes it a great selection if you are serving mimosas or Aperol spritzes.
Elk Cove Estate Pinot Noir Rosé
The Elk Cove Rosé is one of the most popular wines sold at the Co-op. This vintage is dry, medium in weight, and perfectly balanced. It has notes of refreshing nectarine, red currant, and Rainier cherry. It is a well-rounded wine that can accompany any course of your Thanksgiving meal.
Alois Lageder Schiava
This extremely versatile wine hails from a vineyard in Italy’s Alto Adige region that is certified biodynamic and harmonious with nature. This is a chillable red, easy to drink, and will be a favorite for all your holiday guests. It is a medium weight with hints of strawberry, Rooibos tea, and pink peppercorn. Serve it as an opening wine and as your meal progresses.
Wines to Serve Before the Meal
Rodica Refosk Pet-Nat Saignee Rosé
The 2020 Rodica Refosk Pet-Nat Saignee Rosé is a naturally made sparkling light red wine. It is a bright and refreshing wine that is best served chilled as an aperitif with charcuterie and cheese.
Kobal Sauvignon Blanc ‘Roots’
A delectable and singular Sauvignon Blanc from Slovenia’s Podravje region. The vineyard follows Slovenia sustainability guidelines and practices organic farming. The wine is zesty and textured with notions of grapefruit, sea breeze, lemongrass, lychee, and white pepper. It’s a wonderful opening wine for your Thanksgiving day and pairs with football finger foods.
Château d’Aqueria Tavel Rosé
The Château d’Aqueria Tavel Rosé toes the line between a red and a rosé. It is a full-bodied wine with raspberry, tarragon, and cracked pepper. The vineyard is in the Southern Rhône AOC of Tavel and practices sustainable farming. This wine goes well with fruits, cheese, olives, and Mediterranean dips.
Wines to Gift to Your Host
Segura Viudas Reserva Heredad Cava
The Segura Viudas Reserva Heredad Cava Brut has lightly smoky opening aromas with touches of biscuit, and hints of honey and flower petals. The palate is excellent, fruity, and full of flavor, delivering a delightful sense of abundance. Its decorative bottle makes a unique gift for your host or a statement for your table.
Sixto Chardonnay ‘Uncovered’
The Sixto Chardonnay is a product of well-known Washington winemaker Charles Smith. This Washington old-vine Chardonnay pairs well with turkey, salmon, and aged cheeses — all things we enjoy on Thanksgiving.
Domaine Grégoire Hoppenot Fleurie ‘Origines’
This 2020 wine is labeled an “ideal Thanksgiving red” by the Co-op wine experts. It is grown in certified organic vineyards with indigenous yeast fermentation and minimal sulfur additions. It drinks like a Beaujolais. It is medium-bodied with seamless stony mineral, fresh raspberry, lavender, pink peppercorn, and lingonberry notes.