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November 18, 2018

Thanksgiving Wine Pairing Suggestions

Post by Daniel Brashi

Wines for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is upon us and you might be thinking to yourself… What wines would go great with traditional dishes? We have some great suggestions for you. Use this list as your South Lyndale Liquors shopping guide.

Leth Roter Veltliner

$20.99 – $15.99. Wine Enthusiast. Wonderfully ripe and pure red and green apple notes rise from the glass. The palate shines with the same full-flavored fruit, edged by a freshness and a slight spritz. The finish is generously zesty and dry but fruity.

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Clotaire Michal Beaujolais Villages

$19.99 – $14.99.  This wine is painstakingly precise with incredible purity and finesse. What jumps out at you is the clarity of expression and lift. With air, there’s an explosion of violets, dark fruits and jet-black minerality on the nose. The palate is tension-filled and walks on tiptoe to the point of weightlessness. The vines for these wines come from a tiny plot that is on average 55 years old – some nearly 100.

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Foxglove Chardonnay

$18.99 – $15.99.  Foxglove Chardonnay represents a great value and the 2016  is fabulous. With this wine you have the richness of fruit from California’s Central Coast giving you tropical notes. However, the wine is bottled without going through malolactic fermentation and has no oak on it so it maintains a very clean profile. Great on its own or with food it’s a very versatile Chardonnay.  In this vintage, the Chardonnay is especially broad, with plenty of tropically leaning fruit, peach and apricot flavors. Lees stirring adds textural richness, but the malolactic fermentation is blocked.

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L’agnostique Chardonnay

$11.99 – $9.99.  A perfect varietal Chardonnay character, fine acid with citrus notes, and a roundness to the palate. The wine undergoes full malolactic fermentation which gives it its fullness and is produced without any oak in order to respect the fruit. Serve chilled as an aperitif before dinner, with seafood and especially shellfish, or with smoked chicken salad. Delicious with roast pork tenderloin or a tuna fish salad.

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Gini Soave Classico

$21.99 – $14.99. 90 Points on Wine Spectator. It’s the #69 Wine of the Year on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2017! A lithe, light-bodied white, with racy acidity and a subtle streak of mineral, layered with nectarine, melon, and pink grapefruit pith flavors. This is well-knit, with a lingering, lightly spiced finish.

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Alois Lageder Pinot Bianco

$15.99 – $13.99.  91 Points on Wine Spectator. Beautiful aromas of creamy apple, white flower, and ripe pear carry over to the bright delicious palate along with a hint of lemon zest. Crisp acidity lifts the lingering finish.

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Vinaccio Vino da Tavola Rosso

$15.99 – $13.99.  Literally means “red table wine”.  Fresh and soft; a bit angular on the edges. This wine would be good for everyone at the table and serves as a wonderful table wine fit for all palates.

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Podere Palazzino Chianti

$22.99. Fine Wines from Chianti Classico. Meaning Blood of Jove, or Jupiter, Sangiovese is the noble grape of Chianti, Carmignano, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile de Montepulciano. A fussy grape to grow, but when done properly can produce one of the world’s most enthralling red wines.

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Domaine Madone Beaujolais Villages

$13.99 – $11.99.  This soft wine is open, packed with red berry and cherry flavors and delicious to drink now. It has great fruitiness, light spice, and pepper, and a round aftertaste just lifted with acidity.

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Domaine Roman Pinot Noir

$16.99 – $12.99.  Aromas of red currants and strawberries unfold on the nose of this straightforward, easy-drinking wine. It’s bright and juicy, with touches of sweet oak and vanilla on the close. You’ll love it and pair it with just about everything.

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Poderi Angelini Fiano

$19.99 – $14.99. Fiano; a southern Italian white. A great wine for a reasonable price. You’ll find your best pairings with shellfish, vegetarian dishes, appetizers, and snacks.  It has a dry finish – a great winter wine!

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Salwey Pinot Noir Rosé

$21.99 – $17.99.  Exotic spice and cedar notes mingle amidst plump red cherries and raspberries on the nose of this perfumed Pinot Noir. Firm tannins form a taut foundation to crisp, tart raspberry and currant flavors and savory nuances of dried herb and crushed granite. It’s a remarkably elegant, squarely structured wine that should meld beautifully over the next decade.

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Château la Genestière 2016 Tavel

$26.99 – $21.99. 92 Points on Wine Spectator. Unusually complex for a rosé, this medium- to full-bodied wine offers a mix of red berries and melon, hints of cinnamon and clove, richness reminiscent of white chocolate and even a tinge of mocha on the lengthy finish. It’s ready to drink now for your Thanksgiving festivities!

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Turkey Town at South Lyndale Liquors

Come to visit us on Wednesday afternoon for Turkey Town. Enjoy deep-fried turkey, potatoes and wine & spirits tastings throughout the store!

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