Nauset Farms Thanksgiving Wine Suggestions
Avinyó Cava Brut Reserva, Spain 2017
Avinyó Reserva Cava is the perfect start to the holidays. A budget-friendly AND delicious sparkling wine, Cava is made in the “Traditional Method”, just like Champagne. The customary trifecta blend of Macabeu, Xarel-lo and Parellada grapes produce a bubbly that is toasty, rich and balanced.
Aged first in oak barrels before spending 2 years in bottle gives the resulting wine a soft mouth-feel with golden apple flavors and a mineral-tinged lift that is refreshing and cleansing. This wine can easily be sipped throughout all food courses. $16.99
Château Haut Rian, Bordeaux Blanc, France 2019
˜Rated 90 Points and ‟Best Buy”- Wine Enthusiast and ˜Certified Bee Friendly˜
A True Crowd Pleaser! 60% Sémillon-40% Sauvignon Blanc
Featuring aromas of white flowers and lemon alongside a crisp and crunchy palette that is full of apple and grapefruit flavors, the fresh fruit profile of Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect match for the richness of Sémillon. This is one to buy by the case! $11.99
Arnaud Lambert Saumur Blanc, Breze, Clos de Midi, France 2019
2019 was a benchmark vintage for the Chenin Blanc’s of the Loire Valley. These grapes were sourced from a cool site near the top of the hill of Brézé, which is considered one of the world’s best sites for dry Chenin Blanc, due in part to the Tuffeau limestone that sits below the surface of the vineyards.
Aromas of pear, tropical fruits and chamomile present with flavors of waxy, pear-driven fruit, brisk minerality and a lovely backbone of acidity. Enjoy with goat cheese appetizers and main dishes like Roasted Turkey. $19.99
Girard Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA 2018
˜Rated 90 Points˜ Wine Enthusiast
A star on your Thanksgiving table˞Girard Chardonnay is so beautifully balanced. This wine seamlessly pairs with Roasted Turkey and all the fixings.
Creamy˞ toasty aromas are evident initially, only to be built upon as one takes their first sip. Smoothness dances across the palate with hints of vanilla cream, lemon zest and baked apple notes. Timeless and classic. $27.99
Hahn, SLH Pinot Noir, CA 2018
Family owned and operated, and, sourced from all estate-owned vineyard sites, the SLH Pinot Noir is bursting with ripe red raspberry, wild strawberry and earthy aromas. Pinot fans will recognize the value here. There is plenty of depth and complexity that is followed by refined and smooth tannins. Such a beautiful pairing with Thanksgiving Dinner and most specifically cranberry sauce.
Elegance and sophistication are at the forefront of this well priced CA. Pinot Noir. $27.99
Willamette Valley Vineyards Whole Cluster Pinot Noir, Oregon 2019
~Rated 91 Points and ‟Editor’s Choice” Wine Enthusiast~
Flavors of pomegranate, black cherry, raspberry and hints of mocha make this feel like you’re drinking “fruit salad in a glass”……in the BEST way. The mouthfeel is soft and round but balanced by the acidity. A perfect accompaniment to the sweet and tangy side dishes at Thanksgiving.
It is no wonder this winery has earned the title “One of America’s Great Pinot Noir Producer’s” by Wine Enthusiast. The fruit is all estate grown and they are Certified Sustainable. $22.99
Château De Pierreux, Brouilly, Cru Beaujolais, France 2017
˜Rated 90 Points Wine Enthusiast˜
Beaujolais and Thanksgiving – a timeless tradition – and for good reason! Beaujolais, in Southern Burgundy has long been considered in the wine world to be “the smallest house in the most upscale neighborhood.” Wines from the Cru Brouilly have a unique terrior that showcase fruity aromas and jammy fruit flavors, yet are as elegant as they are concentrated. This Brouilly has some nice spice notes, loads of ripe fruit and some smooth tannins that make it a sure winner with dinner! $19.99
G.D. Vajra Barbera d’Alba Superiore, Italy 2017
~Rated 90 Points Wine Spectator~
Look no further than G.D. Vajra’s current offering of this Barbera d’Alba Superiore if you’re an Italian wine lover, and if you’re not, this will make you change your mind!
From the highest village in the commune of Barolo, Vajra’s Barbera offers beautiful notes of black cherry, blackberry, and violets all the while being savory, complex and downright charming! $34.99
Clos du Moulin aux Moines Auxey-Duresses Moulin aux Moines Vielles Vignes, Monopole, Burgundy, France 2015
Let this Burgundy be a show-stopper on your Thanksgiving table! It is delicate yet has beautiful depth and purity of fruit. Loads of dark fruits and cherry flavors! Decant an hour prior to serving. $53.99
Michele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato d’Asti, Italy 2019
Whether there’s room for dessert or not, you’ll definitely want to sip this Moscato after dinner. It is foamy, creamy, fresh and crisp with loads of ripe peach and apricot flavors. 100% family owned. A true Piedmont treasure! $12.99