Favorite New American Wines for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is the most important holiday of the year in terms of wine and food. In honor of this uniquely American holiday, we've brought in some fantastic new American selections to grace your table.
Frog's Leap Sauvignon Blanc 2010 (Napa Valley, CA)
This is an excellent white wine to pair with appetizers. It's refreshing and bright, yet rich and satisfying. A nice wine to wake up the palate before the big meal.
"A complex wine that balances fatness and freshness. It layers herbal scents with ripe fruit notes of melon, pineapple and cherimoya, cleaned up in the finish by a pink grapefruit acidity. The flavors are saturated and sophisticated." (Wine & Spirits Magazine)
Wine & Spirits Magazine: Top Sauvignon Blanc, 2011
Wine & Spirits Magazine: 93 points
$22.99/bottle or $220.70/12 pack case ($18.39/bottle) or just $18.39/bottle in a mixed case of wine.
Jordan Chardonnay 2009 (Russian River Valley, CA)
So many people love a California Chardonnay at the holiday table. Jordan is an icon, recognized worldwide for its quality and refinement. This wine can be served throughout the holiday meal.
Aromas of freshly cut green apples and honeysuckle with a hint of kiwi and lemon zest. Bright, fresh, apple flavors expand on the palate, framed by lively acidity and a touch of oak. Crispness and minerality linger in the long,graceful finish. This wine is defined by elegance and finesse. A true classic!
$33.99/bottle or $326.30/12 pack case ($27.19/bottle) or just $27.19/bottle in a mixed case of wine.
Laetitia Nadia 2008 (Santa Barbara, CA)
This California version of a Southern Rhône white blend is really lovely. It's big, creamy, and lush which makes it an exciting and inviting choice to pair with turkey. If you're feeling a bit adventurous and want to move beyond the standards into something truly unique this is your wine. Please serve this wine cold, but not icy cold, as this will mask the beautiful layers of fruit in the blend.
“This is a blend of Viognier, Grenache Blanc and Roussanne. It’s extraordinarily rich in peach, pear, citrus and honeysuckle flavors, and is marked by zesty acidity, with a buttercreamy, oaky note. Interesting and complex. Try as an exotic alternative to a big Chardonnay.” (Wine Enthusiast)
Wine Enthusiast: 88 points
$34.99/bottle or $335.90/12 pack case ($27.99/bottle) or just $27.99/bottle in a mixed case of wine.
Neyers Vista Luna Borden Ranch Zinfandel 2010
Zinfandel is an American classic and it pairs well with the Thanksgiving meal for one reason. It has enough fruit and body to stand up to the vast array of dishes one might typically find on the holiday table.
This wine is produced from one block of old vine Zinfandel planted on an outcropping of quartz, a mound that was probably formed 100 million years ago during the granite uplift that created the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. Bursting with deep, rich berry flavors with a touch of vanilla on the finish. An elegant style of Zinfandel. Only 600 cases produced.
$21.99/bottle or $211.10/12 pack case ($17.59/bottle) or just $17.59/bottle in a mixed case of wine.
Babcock “Rita's Earth” Pinot Noir 2009 (Santa Rita Hills, CA)
This wine is a bit of an insider's choice. It easily drinks like a $25-30 bottle and as such is a great value. Bryan Babcock, the winemaker, was awarded "Ten Best Winemakers of the Year" by the Los Angeles Times, as well as one of the "Top 10 Small Production Winemakers in the World" by the James Beard Foundation.
“A lighter style of Pinot Noir, but lovely for drinking now. It has flavors of tea, cola, strawberry jam and dusty spices, and is dry and silky. Fresh and easy, at a good price.” (Wine Enthusiast)
Wine Enthusiast: 87 points
$19.99/bottle or $191.90/12 pack case ($15.99/bottle) or just $15.99/bottle in a mixed case of wine.
All of these wines are perfect for the Thanksgiving table. They would also make a wonderful and thoughtful present for a host, or to give to family and friends.


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