Still thinking what wines to get for your Thanksgiving party? These three great options offer an incredible value and will keep everyone happy.
This is a great wine to start your Thanksgiving party. It can very well be the wine you begin serving as soon as your guests arrive.
With nice fruit aromas, this Beaujolais-Villages is bright, smooth and a bit jammy.
Made from Gamay Noir grapes and with a 13% alcohol volume, it is medium body and very satisfying.
You can also pair it with your turkey dish or salads with dried cranberries and goat cheese, but it might not have the punch needed for more hearty foods. Perhaps pair it with a nice conversation with your guests while dinner is ready.
2007 St. Francis Old Vines Zinfandel – Sonoma County
Great Zinfandels come from Sonoma and this one is a must for your Thanksgiving dinner. With a great character and superb quality, this full bodied Zinfandel comes from vines that are 80 to 100 years old.
On the nose it’s peppery, with hints of tobacco and raspberry. On the palate it’s simply a delight, with dominant flavors of black cherry, dry fruit, vanilla bean, and walnut.
With a silky rich structure, this Zinfandel has a long luscious bouquet.
The Old Vines Zinfandel can pair well with your traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner or with dishes such as barbecued chicken, rib roast, and lamb dishes.
Fonseca Bin No. 27 Porto
Aged for four years in neutral oak before bottling, it has an intense depth of color and great fruit character. On the nose, this Bin No. 27 port offers fresh, rich blackberry and cassis aromas. The silky texture of this high quality port is reflected on the palate, showcasing delicious dry fruit and dark chocolate with an sophisticated finish.
This Fonseca Port with pair elegantly with desserts made with rich dark chocolate and strawberries.
Enjoy your wines, your great company, and have a Happy Thanksgiving!