Thanksgiving Open Thread

Posted by | Posted in Terroirist | Posted on 11-25-2010

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Turkey Day is notoriously confusing for the at-home sommelier. Every wine critic has a few recommendations. Perhaps the only common ground? That you should have a lot of wine on hand!

So what will you be having? Oregon Pinot? Central Coast Syrah? Bordeaux? Manischewitz? Let us know in the comments.

Comments (5)

  1. The star of our dinner will be a ’99 Brunello di Montalcino from Campogiovanni. We’ll fill out the lineup with some yet to be determined Chards, a pinot from Oregon (producer TBD) and a 2004 Bugay Cab.

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


  2. I’m currently in Egypt, which definitely isn’t known for its wine. But to celebrate Thanksgiving (even though we didn’t eat any turkey), we ordered what’s known as Egypt’s finest wine — Chateau des Reves. It was the 2006 Cab/Merlot blend. Surprisingly, we all found the wine quite satisfying and enjoyable.

  3. we are still recovering from our feast which featured an outstanding 2009 Texas malbec from Becker Vineyards…this wine is surprisingly good and is apparently only sold in Texas so it might be worth moving here if you want a good local malbec. We also enjoyed the 2008 napa valley Prisoner – excellent wine – highly recommend.

  4. We opened three bottles for Thanksgiving. Started out with a NV Simon Levi Cellars Grand Cuvee Sparkling White from California. Then we moved on to a 2008 Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay, from Maryland. We capped things off with a 2007 CRU Pinot Noir Vineyard Montage, from California’s Central Coast.

    All three wines were solid. I didn’t take formal tasting notes but remember the Chardonnay being a little too sweet for my taste. Seems like more and more Chardonnays are lacking in the acidity that I think is necessary to counterbalance the sweet fruits that seem to be preferred on the American palate. The pinot was very nice; had some earthiness and spice, heavier on the fruit than on the minerality.

  5. 2007 Ancien Carneros Pinot Noir. A robust, new world Pinot, but great with Thanksgiving dinner!