This weeks tasting features wines that I think would go with a typical Thanksgiving Dinner – if such a thing exists. The whites are a Chardonnay from the Russian River Valley that sees very little oak, and only about 20% malo, and an Alsacian Gewürztraminer – the classic turkey wine. The first light red is a Cru Beaujolais – cheaper and better than the Nouveau, then a superb Pinot Noir from Oregon. Then we move to something a little more substantial – a Super Tuscan and Ramey’s 2012 Cabernet, these wines are probably not the ideal accompaniment to turkey, but if you like bigger red wines, why ruin the feast? Taste all 6 for $25, individual pours from $3 to $8, taxes included. The tasting room will be open from 3.30 to 7.30 Thursday through Saturday.
- Brack Mountain Winery Chardonnay Russian River Valley ‘Bench’ 2013
- Hugel Gewürztraminer Alsace 2011
- Henry Fessy Moulin-a-Vent Cru Beaujolais 2010
- Patricia Green Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge 2010
- Querciabella Mongrana Maremma 2010
- Ramey Cabernet Napa 2012