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Thanksgiving Favorites!

cv_thanksgiving_whitesThis week, we are featuring three wines that will perfectly compliment your Thanksgiving feast. Next week, we’ve delve a bit further and discuss Pinot Noir, a particularly lovely turkey-friendly varietal.

Golden Delicious Riesling 
Producer: Zero One Vinters
Varietal: 100% Riesling
Region: Columbia Valley, WA
Price: $12.99
Riesling is the turkey-friendly white wine. Golden Delicious is delightfully crisp and off-dry with zingy acidity and aromas of apple blossom and pineapple. The flavor profile features notes of meyer lemon and peach. It was recently awarded 90 points by the Wine Spectator.

Maryhill Gewurztraminer
Producer: Maryhill
Varietal: 100% Gewurztraminer
Region: Columbia Valley, WA
Price: $9.99
It may be hard to pronounce but it’s easy to enjoy! This floral sipper offers aromas of plumeria, honeysuckle and anjou pear with a clean canned peach, lychee, and honeydew melon finish. The spicy-sweet combination of this wine is made to be turkey-friendly. The sweetness of many traditional Thanksgiving dishes — yams, apples, dressing — pairs perfectly with the sweetness of Gewurztraminer. Maryhill is a terrific winery that provides high quality wines at affordable prices.

San Felice Rosato 
Producer: San Felice
Varietal: 65% Sangiovese, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Tuscany, Italy
Price: $9.99
Oh yes. We’re talking Rosé and turkey. But, not just any Rosé , this gorgeous “super Tuscan” Rosé from San Felice, which is easily one of our favorite wineries. With flavors of strawberry and raspberry, this mouth-watering, crisp wine is sure to please even the non-wine drinkers at your table. Insider information: CV likes this wine so much, it’s what he’ll be serving at Thanksgiving this year.


By: CV, The Wine Guy

CV, The Wine GuyCV is our resident wine guy and our newest cheese specialist. And he’s here to give you generous, succinct, friendly advice on wines (and cheese). CV is quick to say that he’s not a wine “expert” — he’s not the person to go to for fancy terminology — but he does know wine, and approaches it with robust energy and a desire to match wine with people, food, and experiences.