Setting the menu for Thanksgiving dinner can be a daunting task. We’d like to alleviate some of that stress by suggesting some fantastic wines to pour. Check out the video below of Michael, our in house Sommelier, explaining why these are the best wines for your table.
Lapierre Morgon 2017 Beaujolais, France
The fresh fruit flavors of this classic include, cranberry, wild strawberry and hints of orange. This wine is also biodynamically farmed and gets even better with a slight chill. While Beaujolais will be getting lots of buzz around this holiday, reach for the Lapierre Morgon. It is a profound wine ahead of the rest.
Forge Cellars Dry Riesling Finger Lakes, New York 2016
While this tiny New York winery has been on our list at ZINC for quite sometime now, the recent article by wine writer Eric Asimov has propelled them straight to the top of the Finger Lakes wineries. Flavors include baked apple, Meyer lemon and a round creamy texture.
Bedrock Old Vine Zinfandel 2016 Sonoma Valley, California
The ‘new kid on the block’ when it comes to California Zinfandel, Morgan Twain-Peterson the owner/winemaker has spent his entire life around this part of northern California. His father founded the iconic Ravenswood winery in 1976 and brought the Zinfandel grape from humble beginnings to the pinnacle of California wines. Morgan, who is now a Master of Wine, is making one of the best examples of Zinfandel today. The reasonable pricing will make you wish you had bought more than one bottle.
MaySara Pinot Noir, Oregon 2015 is a biodynamic farmed winery located in Yamhill, Oregon. Founded in 1998, this small family owned estate is off to a great start. The wine is bursting with dark cherry favors and has smooth tannins to frame the tart finish. Perfect paring for your Thanksgiving dinner.
Romano Dal Forno Valpolicella Superiore DOC 2011 Italy
This is a momentous wine from Dal Forno. The color is jet black with purple hues. It smells like truffles and blackberry with hints of fresh thyme. This wine has structure without losing its finesse. While this will not be easy to find, it will leave a lasting impression on your palate.
Scarpetta Prossecco Italy N.V.
Made from 100% Glera, the true name of the Prossecco grape, this fresh sparkling wine from Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey will delight even the most serious of wine drinkers. It taste of pear and spiced apple with a great creamy texture. One of our favorite discoveries of the year at ZINC so far