“As usual, I could not make up my mind about my Thanksgiving picks so I have three that are very special to me.
The first one is the 2012 Chave Celeste. Erin Chave visited us this year and this is one of the wines we tasted
with her. It will be perfect with my Mother’s dressing. Rated 91 points by Wine Spectator.
Sale price $27.99 ($31.99)
My second choice is also a white. It is the 2013 Bouchard Pouilly Fuisse (100% Chardonnay) Creamy and luscious.
Very balanced with a long finish. Great with appetizers such as a cheese plate. Rated 91 points by Wine Spectator.
Our everyday low price is $24.99.
Sale price is $19.99 ($31.99)
My final pick is the 2012 Bethel Heights Estate Pinot Noir. I’m so thankful for my friends at Bethel Heights.
If it was not for Pat Dudley there would be no “Alabama’s Version of Oregon Pinot Camp”. Their 2012 Estate Pinot Noir
is singing out of the glass. The fruit is in perfect balance with the acidity and is very approachable. Rated 92 points by Wine Spectator.
Sale price is $27.99 ($34.99)
“For me it is Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. But not the typical oaky, buttery Chardonnay that is more like an appetizer
than a compliment to the meal or the jammy, over-the-top, cherry cola Pinot. A wine needs to have good acidity,
good fruit, but more importantly good balance. A wine that cleans the palate and lets you “taste” the next bite of food.
That is why I choose these two beauties. I hope you and your family enjoy them as much as I do!”
2012 J. Moreau & Fils Chablis
“Golden in color. A smoky mineral nose with notes of fresh hazelnuts
and touch of peach. Very fresh in the attack and well balanced, with
pronounced fruit, a dense structure and a long-lasting, mineral finish.”
Sale Price is $24.99 ($27.99)
2013 Calera Central Coast Pinot Noir
Rated 91 points by Wine Advocate
“It has a light ruby color to go with perfumed, spice-filled notes of red
flowers, sweet cherries, rose petal and sassafras. Beautiful on the palate, with
a light, airy feel, plenty of acidity and a great finish.”
Rated 91 points by Wine Advocate
Sale Price is $25.99 ($27.99)
Marietta “Christo” Lot # 2
Rated 92 Points by Wine Advocate
Christo is a rich, full-bodied Rhone style blend consisting of 69% Syrah, 18% Grenache, 12% Petite Sirah, and 1% Viognier.
It’s smoky, spicy, herbaceous, earthy, and deep with powerful quaffs of blueberry, blackberry, lavender, and violet.
At our Thanksgiving, turkey is never enough. We always have ham and smoked brisket. This wine will pair best with smoked
meats. This Sonoma Mendocino blend really over delivers for the price! Drink now through 2019+.
Sale Price is $16.99 ($24.99)
2013 Laetitia Estate Pinot Noir
Rated 91 Points by Wine Enthusiast
Pinot Noir and Thanksgiving go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly.
This incredibly balanced Estate Pinot Noir from the Arroyo Grande Valley
flies out of the glass with notes of cranberry, strawberry, pomegranate,
and nutmeg. The palate is rich with hints chocolate-covered cherries and
cappuccino that lead to a luscious finish. This fantastic wine will pair
perfectly with turkey, salmon or roasted mushrooms. It is very approachable
now, but it will age gracefully for years to come.
Sale Price is $18.99 ($30.99)
2014 Attems Pinot Grigio Ramato
“You'll be pleasantly surprised with this wine that has a pink hue; which comes from keeping the skins on
the fruit for 24 hours. This wine will pair well with appetizers, vegetables - or as I'll be serving with my
Dad's deep fried turkey. The nose has cherries and strawberries with balanced acidity, medium body,
rich, nutty and fruity bouquet.”
Sale Price is $19.99 ($26.99)
“In a departure from past years my suggestions this season are for an Aperitif and a Digestif.
Before the meal try a Cocchi Americano Bianco, chilled, on the rocks, or with a splash of soda
and an orange slice. It is an Aromatized wine made with Gentian root. It has a bittersweet
citrus character and will certainly get your appetite going.
If you have eaten too much it will then be time for an Underberg; a classic German digestif
made since 1846 with herbs sourced from 43 different countries. It too is bittersweet but with
an herbal anise-like character. Meant as a remedy it comes in tiny 20ml single serve bottles
and is best taken in a few sips or at once. It is a great all natural cure for an overstuffed Holiday!”
2013 White Knight Viognier
91 Points, Wine Enthusiast/ Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast
“Ripe flavors and a plush texture have not gone out of style in this opulent and tasty Viognier.
Although not technically sweet, it has all these great dessert flavors: hazelnuts, toasted almonds
and poached pears. The finish lasts 30 seconds or more.”-
$9.99 ($12.99 reg)