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Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup

#1 Post by K John Joseph » November 22nd, 2019, 2:06 pm

What are you popping? I'm thinking our lineup will look about like this for a slow burn lead up to brined, injected, roasted turkey and smoked pork ribs (with traditional fixings).

2009 Louis Roederer Brut
2012 Roederer Estate L'Ermitage
2008 Billecart Extra Brut

2016 Franny Beck La Chenaie
2008 Bergstrom Bergstrom
2009 Guigal St. Joseph Vignes de l'Hospice
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#2 Post by John Glas » November 22nd, 2019, 2:12 pm

John nice lineup. I normally don't pull out wines of that quality as it is the one day where the food for me is more important. I usually do a German Riesling, Oregon Pinot and a sparkler. Just give me the butternut squash and I am happy!

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#3 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » November 22nd, 2019, 2:16 pm

Our tgiving will be casual but I think we will be opening some 08 dom and 13 emh ss

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#4 Post by Gabe Berk » November 22nd, 2019, 2:32 pm

2012 Roederer Estate L'Ermitage
2013 Kongsgaard Judge
2013 Pisoni Estate Pinot Noir
1989 Mondavi Reserve Pinot Noir (should be interesting)

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#5 Post by C Chen » November 22nd, 2019, 2:42 pm

Eric Bordelet Poire Granit is a must!
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#6 Post by J. Rock » November 22nd, 2019, 2:43 pm

I was really excited to open some of the nicer bottles from my new, modest collection, but my friends are generous and will bring a couple of their own, so I'll have to hold some of mine for another time. Regardless, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, wether spending it with friends or family, and I'm just excited to host my close friends and be in great company.

Here's my lineup:
  • 2008 Domaine Chandon Étoile Tête de Cuvée (brought by my friend; will replace the '05 Taittinger CdC I was planning on popping) w/ Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta with ricotta

    2017 Dragonette Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Grassini Family Vineyard w/ fried turkey breast, creamed spinach, and au gratin mashed potatoes

    2004 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino (brought by my friend; replacing the '06 Carlise JBV Syrah I was planning to open) w/ rack of lamb
Then a variety of dessert wines w/ a variety of desserts (order and pairings TBD):
  • 1998 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Eiswein (this is what I'm most excited for!)

    2011 Clos Solène Sweet Clementine

    Graham Porto 20 Year Old Tawny

    Graham Porto 30 Year Old Tawny
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#7 Post by Jeff_M. » November 22nd, 2019, 3:39 pm

The good stuff gets drunk after the large party leaves or the night before.

Haven't fully decided on the lineup. These two are definitely getting opened sometime next week.

92' Mondavi Reserve
02' Robert Craig Mount Veeder
Definitely some of the old Ravenswood after Thanksgiving so it can settle from shipping
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#8 Post by Josh Grossman » November 22nd, 2019, 3:54 pm

NV Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Grande Réserve
2007 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Bonshaw
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#9 Post by Anton D » November 22nd, 2019, 6:02 pm

Staring the week tonight:

2016 Peter Michael Le Apres Midi

Then 2016 Williams Selyem unoaked chard and 2016 Ceritas Heintz chard.
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#10 Post by Anton D » November 22nd, 2019, 8:39 pm

Tough crowd. My bro in law pronounced the Ceritas to be ‘vinegar.’

He has a Parker palate. From now on, he gets Rombauer and Kendall Jackson.

The Peter Michael was well received, over all.
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#11 Post by Anton D » November 22nd, 2019, 8:50 pm

Rochioli 2016 estate pinot.

Pure, red fruit, weightless.

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#12 Post by Christian Obermanns » November 22nd, 2019, 9:14 pm

I'm doing a modest sparkling Chenin / Carignan back to back comparative.

2016 Birichino Chenin Blanc Methodé Champenoise Jurassic Park
NV Château de Brézé Crémant de Loire Brut

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#13 Post by J a y H a c k » November 23rd, 2019, 6:50 am

Keep 'em coming. I have not decided but I like reading the lists. Gives me ideas. I have a serious problem - I can't even get into my cellar because there are too many boxes on the floor. We will be 10 adults. I need to drink a lot, and that will be after deep frying a turkey in the back yard.
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#14 Post by KenL. » November 23rd, 2019, 6:59 am

Just going to be me and my wife this year. Planning on opening a 2013 Rhys Bearwallow PN.
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#15 Post by Kris Patten » November 23rd, 2019, 7:05 am

Couple bottles of each...since we have 8 coming over.....most of which are indiscriminate consumers.

Treveri Brut Rose
Ramey 2013 Woolsey Road Chard
Walter Scott 2018 Gamay Noir
Substance 2015 Cabernet mag

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#16 Post by Adam Noble » November 23rd, 2019, 7:07 am

Mellen Meyer Oregon sparkling Chardonnay
2009 Cameron Clos Eletrique Blanc
2009 Cameron Clos Eletrique Pinot Noir

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#17 Post by S teve R edenbaugh » November 23rd, 2019, 9:19 am

Escaping family this year...spending Thanksgiving in Willamette Valley. Dinner itself will be JORY Restaurant at the Allison Inn and Spa. Assume they can provide reasonable wine choices from the immediate area.

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#18 Post by Mike Kuller » November 23rd, 2019, 11:13 am

The only ones I've picked so far:
2014 Holdredge "The True" pinot noir - on the bigger side with nice fruit, depth and balance
2014 Fields Family Lodi Native zinfandel - light, fruity and complex
2016 Ferrari-Carano Reserve chardonnay
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#19 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » November 23rd, 2019, 12:13 pm

Up for tonight:

06 comtes
16 beaucastel
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#20 Post by Todd F r e n c h » November 23rd, 2019, 1:12 pm

I've got a broadly mixed crowd, and since we downed both our bottles of Heidsieck Brut Reserve last night I'm short on bubbles for Thanksgiving, unless I pull something like the 2012 Vazart-Coquart Champagne Grand Cru Grand Bouquet

With a couple friends coming over as well, there will be more consumption than normal, so I, like others, might shoot for more quantity over quality. One bottle of Campesino Rose at the ready, for sure. Will pull out either '14 Bedrock Old Vine or Scherrer Old Vine, and I am still unsure which will pair best with the meal, whether it be bubbles, Rose, or Zinfandel (or maybe Pinot) since I'm doing a spatchcocked turkey with bacon lattice, which makes a delicious gravy...maybe Zin or Pinot for the meal. I've got a mag of 2007 Louis Jadot Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Ursules Domaine des Héritiers that might be smart to open?
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#21 Post by NED VALOIS » November 23rd, 2019, 1:15 pm

Family gathering of 30 , I'll bring a bunch of whites, a few Cali-cabs, Veuve GD and some ancient PX.

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#22 Post by David Glasser » November 23rd, 2019, 1:19 pm

Was going to have a couple of the 1994 Ravenswood Zins from the Once and Future library offering but they haven’t shipped. Deciding on a Plan B.

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#23 Post by Scott Watkins » November 23rd, 2019, 2:02 pm

C Chen wrote:
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Eric Bordelet Poire Granit is a must!
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#24 Post by Nathan Smyth » November 23rd, 2019, 2:14 pm

deep frying a turkey in the back yard
Is that even legal in NYC anymore?

Over in Milwaukee, WI, they just arrested some poor guy [who had been homesteading in an 8'x8'x20' hole in the ground] for being an hermit.

Before you know it, they'll outlaw breathing oxygen.

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#25 Post by Ken Strauss » November 23rd, 2019, 2:59 pm

2008 Veuve Clicquot Rose

2010 Morlet La Proportion Doree

2012 Aubert UV-SL Pinot

2017 Roy Piper - it just arrived. I like to taste one bottle and put the rest in storage.

Also might try SQN Rose that winery graciously sold for .01.
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#26 Post by Nate Simon » November 23rd, 2019, 3:12 pm

Please, people. This is the day we celebrate our independence from the French. No French wine.

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#27 Post by Neal.Mollen » November 23rd, 2019, 3:12 pm

Someone get Nate a calendar. Or a history text. Or both
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#28 Post by Nate Simon » November 23rd, 2019, 7:22 pm

Neal.Mollen wrote:
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Someone get Nate a calendar. Or a history text. Or both
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#29 Post by jprusack » November 23rd, 2019, 7:27 pm

needs more gamay folks.

not sure how we're starting but im bringing a magnum of clos de la roilette 2014 tardive.
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#30 Post by John Z. » November 23rd, 2019, 9:05 pm

Going with

2009 Domaine Arlaud Charmes Chambertin

2017 PYCM Bourgogne Blanc

Henri Billiot Brut Reserve NV

With some good bourbon and craft beer sprinkled in.


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#31 Post by J a y H a c k » November 23rd, 2019, 9:30 pm

Nathan Smyth wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 2:14 pm
deep frying a turkey in the back yard
Is that even legal in NYC anymore?

Over in Milwaukee, WI, they just arrested some poor guy [who had been homesteading in an 8'x8'x20' hole in the ground] for being an hermit.

Before you know it, they'll outlaw breathing oxygen.
I live in the burbs, outside the city limits. I fried one for a Berserkerfest in my back yard and Ned and Randy didn't have me arrested (they weren't there), so I'll take that as a good sign. We do it on the grass away from the house but we've never had a problem.

Everyone who is coming appreciates good wine, and I am not getting any younger, so my guess is that I will break out some good stuff and go for these. Other than a bubbly, I like to keep it New World for such a holiday.

2000 Charles Heidsieck Champagne Brut Millésimé
1998 Araujo Cab (Yes, I know 98 was a bad year but I have had the wine blind and it is great)
2001 St. Jean Cinq Cepages
2007 Saxum Broken Stones
2001 David Bruce Pinot Noir Central Coast
2004 Aubert Quarry Chardonnay
2017 Sine Qua Non Tectumque (my son loves their whites)

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#32 Post by Kris Patten » November 23rd, 2019, 10:05 pm

J a y H a c k wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 9:30 pm
Nathan Smyth wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 2:14 pm
deep frying a turkey in the back yard
Is that even legal in NYC anymore?

Over in Milwaukee, WI, they just arrested some poor guy [who had been homesteading in an 8'x8'x20' hole in the ground] for being an hermit.

Before you know it, they'll outlaw breathing oxygen.
I live in the burbs, outside the city limits. I fried one for a Berserkerfest in my back yard and Ned and Randy didn't have me arrested (they weren't there), so I'll take that as a good sign. We do it on the grass away from the house but we've never had a problem.

Everyone who is coming appreciates good wine, and I am not getting any younger, so my guess is that I will break out some good stuff and go for these. Other than a bubbly, I like to keep it New World for such a holiday.

2000 Charles Heidsieck Champagne Brut Millésimé
1998 Araujo Cab (Yes, I know 98 was a bad year but I have had the wine blind and it is great)
2001 St. Jean Cinq Cepages
2007 Saxum Broken Stones
2001 David Bruce Pinot Noir Central Coast
2004 Aubert Quarry Chardonnay
2017 Sine Qua Non Tectumque (my son loves their whites)

and for dessert
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#33 Post by Merrill Lindquist » November 24th, 2019, 7:24 am

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Our tgiving will be casual but I think we will be opening some 08 dom and 13 emh ss
A 2 hour decant will help that 2013SS. My daughter and her boyfriend are still talking about it when they drank it the second day (no decant first day).
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#34 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » November 24th, 2019, 7:38 am

Yeah my plan is to pour a small taste and then pour the rest into a decanter a couple hours before the prime rib is served.

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#35 Post by Larry Chmel » November 24th, 2019, 7:57 am

Neal.Mollen wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 3:12 pm
Someone get Nate a calendar. Or a history text. Or both
Funny. But the point is “what’s with all the French wine?”

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#36 Post by Neal.Mollen » November 24th, 2019, 8:06 am

Larry Chmel wrote:
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Someone get Nate a calendar. Or a history text. Or both
Funny. But the point is “what’s with all the French wine?”
It's really good. I am headed to the shop today to get a few bottles for the extended fam to drink. I'll look first to domestic wines but if I don't find anything in the range I want, I'll have no qualms about going with french or, more likely, Italian
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#37 Post by Paul McCourt » November 24th, 2019, 9:45 am

For the older adults:
Pinots: Kutch and Anthill Farms Peter's Vineyard
Zin: A few Carlisle's
And a couple of Peter Lauer rieslings for the wife

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#38 Post by AlexS » November 24th, 2019, 10:23 am

Thinking of going "oldish" Pinot, probably 2007 Pisoni and 2004 Calera Selleck. Hard to go wrong with a Carlisle too.
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#39 Post by Scott Watkins » November 24th, 2019, 10:36 am

With the immediate family so probably some things the wife and I like...subject to change of course.

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#40 Post by Bob Hughes » November 24th, 2019, 12:01 pm

Was just down in the cellar plotting my strategy - I'm going to start with side-by-sides of the 2016 & 2017 Goodfellow Richard's Cuvée and Durant Chards.

Then I've got a vertical of the Berserkers Cuvée - '13 & '14 courtesy of Patricia Green, then the '17 from Marcus.

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#41 Post by Matt Latuchie » November 24th, 2019, 9:09 pm

Dinner with my wife’s Mormon family...so, my guess is that they’ll have some terrible sparkling cider. 🤷‍♂️
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#42 Post by BBaker » November 24th, 2019, 11:20 pm

The plan this year was all magnums, for larger groups :)

Friendsgiving (yesterday):

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#43 Post by Kris Patten » November 25th, 2019, 7:40 am

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#44 Post by Greg Mitrakas » November 25th, 2019, 8:14 am

I bring wine for 20, so I'll use the opportunity to prune the cellar a bit, wandering through and putting a mixed case of things to go well with all the side dishes. Criteria are neutral or unoaked wines of modest alcohol. Definitely will be some bubbles, a couple rose's, cru Beaujelais, some white rhone, loire cab franc, and definitely Eric Bordelet Poire Granit--great call, perfect wine for the table.

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#45 Post by Bud Carey » November 25th, 2019, 8:43 am

With my 2 older daughters and sons-in-law in Nanuet, NY, I'm bringing for Thanksgiving day:

2 - 2013 Peay Roussanne/Marsanne

1 - 2016 Sojourn Wohler vineyard pinot noir magnum

1 - 2015 Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast pinot noir magnum
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#46 Post by J a y H a c k » November 25th, 2019, 8:43 am

After some back and forth with Karen Troisi of Jean Edwards Cellars (initiated by me), I will add a bottle of their Sauvignon Blanc to the appetizer course because I am guessing that the high acid level in the wine will go well with, and cut through, the oil in the baked brie en boule that we are serving as an appetizer. I may also swap out the David Bruce pinot for a 2005 Aubert, Dumol or Loring pinot since people are raving about the 2005 Cali pinots on FacelessBook.
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#47 Post by Alan Rath » November 25th, 2019, 8:48 am

jprusack wrote:
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needs more gamay folks.

not sure how we're starting but im bringing a magnum of clos de la roilette 2014 tardive.
Gamay will be on our table as well [cheers.gif]

Plus my last bottle of 2010 Gangloff Condrieu

Probably a Ceritas Pinot, and a Chenin of some sort.
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#48 Post by J a y H a c k » November 25th, 2019, 8:50 am

Bud Carey wrote:
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With my 2 older daughters and sons-in-law in Nanuet, NY . . .
Just over the bridge and 20 minutes or less from my house. We will be starting early (1 pm due to my DIL's work schedule) and running through the end of football, so if you want to make a detour, I think your tastes might match my cellar well. Lots of Carlisle, Mike Smith wines, Cali Cabs, etc.
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#49 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » November 25th, 2019, 8:57 am

I very much hope a bunch of great Barolo, since we'll be in Piedmont.

But my usual line up involves easy drinking, plenty of acid, food friendly reds and whites of no particular significance, because no one will be paying attention. The last things anyone wants on Thanksgiving is a lecture or, even worse, an attempt at flights or pairings. Open them, put them on the table, and let people enjoy. That works for us.

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Re: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup

#50 Post by David K o l i n » November 25th, 2019, 9:05 am

Always stay US. So far, looks like:

L Mawby Talisman Sparking in Magnum
2014 SQN Testa dei Cherubini
2004 Herbert Lamb Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 Bedrock Hudson Vineyard South T'n'S Blocks Syrah
2017 Kutch Trout Gulch Vineyard Chardonnay
2017 Ravines White Spring Vineyards Dry Riesling
A Mouvedre or Pinot TBD
2010 Lagier Meredith Precious Bane

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