Thanksgiving Pairing Guide 6 Pack
$156.50A Thanksgiving Pairing Guide
Tasting Notes+ –
Turkey: Riesling Reserve Dry 2020
Whether you’re roasting or smoking or deep frying your bird, the lighter texture of the meat with smokiness of the skin will be a nice complement to the richness of the 2018 Bio Riesling. Thigh or Leg meat has a higher fat content, and the vibrant acidity of this wine will act as a foil to the meat, elevating the richness and meatiness of the turkey.
Mashed Potato: Chardonnay 2021
The creamy starchy texture of the mashed potatoes, often enriched with butter or cream, needs a punch of acidity to cut through the unctuousness of the texture. The mid-palate of the Chardonnay pleasantly harmonizes with the richness, luxuriousness and creaminess of this dish, while also providing a bright citrus focused palate with a plush acidity.
Sweet Potato: Riesling Magdalena Vineyard 2020
The starchy, earthy and sweet overtones of Sweet Potato will be best partnered with a fruit forward Riesling that is dry but presents with an opulent, fruit forward character. The Magdalena 2020 is exactly what sweet potatoes crave, with a broad mid-palate and a plush opulence that will not be overshadowed by the concentration of flavor and sweetness in sweet potatoes.
Cranberry Sauce: SSV Teinturier Saperavi Dry Rosé
This wine offers a very similar flavor profile to cranberry sauce, with notes of orange peel, citrus fruits and, surprise! Cranberry. Which is the sauce for the turkey and which is the wine? One of the only roses of Saperavi to be found in the United States, bringing this bottle to your table will be a sure-fire conversation piece.
Gravy: SSV County Line Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 or Field Red 2021
Made to coat your whole meal, the earthy, and smoky extravagance of pan-drippings gravy deserves a full-bodied red to pair. These two reds have enough acid to cut through the richness of your gravy and their earthy aromas and dark fruit character will be a fine support to the gravy’s key role in your meal.
Pumpkin Pie x Cuvée Brut 2017
At this point of the meal why not? Sparkling wine can provide the perfect amount of acidity and brightness to lighten and assuage a wearied palate that has been heretofore assaulted by a variety of flavors. The elegant mousse of the wine will bring a sharp knife to the richness of pumpkin pie, and some of the toasty, pastry notes of the wine will resonate with the pie crust creating a memorable cap to a glorious thanksgiving feast!
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