Emily’s Thanksgiving Picks – Rimann Liquors

Emily’s Thanksgiving Picks

November 24, 2016

Laurier Carneros Chardonnay

This Chardonnay hails from the cool-climate subregion of Carneros in Sonoma, California. This helps to give the wine a refreshing verve of acidity, which is essential for good food pairing. Autumn fruit flavors of baked golden apple and pear mingle with a moderately buttery and creamy palate that has come to define California Chardonnay. These elements all make for the perfect foil to perfectly roasted turkey, buttery mashed potatoes, and Grandma’s dressing.

Rutherford Vintners Napa Valley Pinot Noir

Striking the right balance between fruitiness and earthiness, this Pinot Noir epitomizes the food- and crowd-friendliness of this grape variety. Flavors of dried cranberry, black cherry, raspberry, and black plum get an earthy tinge of dried autumn leaves, clove spice, and dried herbs. Light and silky tannins ensure that this red is appealing to wine drinkers of all stripes. This makes for an excellent match with mushroom-inflected dressing and green bean casserole, along with baked sweet potatoes, and the ubiquitous cranberry sauce.

Treveri Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine

Treveri specializes in sparkling wines that are crafted in Washington state. This wine’s delicate effervescence and crisp flavor profile make for an excellent starter or appetizer pairing. Mimosas and bellinis are also cocktail favorites during any festive occasion, so this sparkler could easily fill in that duty! Sparkling wines are great and underrated food wines too, so consider it when matching with this great meal!

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