Thanksgiving Wines

I’m thinking:

  • Windy Oaks Estate Pinot
  • Scherrer OMV Zinfandel

How about you?

I heard that Beringer’s Merlot is a good choice.

Champagne, Champagne and more Champagne then lots of bright zesty things like Sangiovese, Schioppettino, Garnacha and Frappatto…

So they say!

One of the 2007 Skewis Pinots that just hit me door for sure.

Possibly a 2008 Sauvignon Blanc from Herb Lamb and a 2006 Ridge Lytton Springs.

I’m gonna go with the one on the cover of Food & Wine Nov. Thanksgiving issue…

(heh heh)

A sparker
A beaujolais nourveau
A german resiling
A red burgundy

Not sure which wines in each of those categories

With tomato soup?

A big juicy Cabernet.

Call me crazy, but I too like cab with Turkey.

You should try an '06 Usseglio CdP!!


I have some PU at home - and it would go well with Turkey. For Thanksgiving, however, I prefer some Coastal CA wine (as opposed to the Extreme East California selections).

If the temps hold around here, probably going with 2007 Curran Grenache Blanc and Tercero Grenache Blanc and maybe a 2003 Au Bon Climat Unity Chard and a pinot (McHenry?) thrown in for good measure. If the temps drop I may try the cab thing.

Great call on the Grenache Blancs - that should be a great pairing with traditional fare.

2003 Haut-Batailley … mostly because it’s already in MN ahead of me, and would be one less bottle I’d have to bring on the plane with me … will probably also bring along a
2002 Fiddlehead - “L’Orvert” Sauv. Blanc. b/c that stuff is awesome … and maybe a Riesling or Chard. of some sort

I always have at least a bottle or three of Ridge Zin with my Thanksgiving turkey - at this stage, it’s kind of like a tradition for me.

A Schramsberg sparkler of some sort, a 2004 Sonoma Coast Vineyards Pinot and a Zin that I need to decide on…(Ridge or Carlisle.)

Turkey and pinot work for me.

I’ll probably go with the 2008 Ayres Pinot.