Thanksgiving Wine Pairings

Whether it’s red wine or white wine, we’ll help take the guess work out of your Thanksgiving wine pairings. 

Thanksgiving Wine Pairing | 2 Cookin Mamas Whether it's red wine or white wine, we'll help take the guess work out of your Thanksgiving wine pairings.  #wine #Thanksgiving #winepairing

Wondering what wines to pair with your Thanksgiving dinner? Here are a few of the most popular types of wines, both red and white, from which to choose.

Thanksgiving wine pairings | 2 Cookin Mamas

 

White wines are among the top choices for this holiday meal tending toward the more refreshingly bold and fruity wines, such as Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Gewurstraminer, that will enhance the meal rather than overpower it. Here are a few selections to share with your family and friends.

2009 Slingshot Sauvignon Blanc2009 Slingshot Sauvignon Blanc (4/5 rating) – a perfect pairing of refreshing citrus, hints of honeydew and key lime with a crisp fruity finish. $15

 

 

2011 Glass Mountain Chardonnay2011 Glass Mountain Chardonnay (3.5/5 rating) – a smooth slightly toasty wine with delicately crisp apple and pear flavors and hints of vanilla and oak. Its creaminess and slight minerality pairs perfectly with roast turkey, seafood and white fish, creamed based pastas and vegetable soups as well as a light pre-dinner drink with appetizers or just by itself.

 

 

2011 Chateau Ste Michelle Riesling

2011 Chateau Ste Michelle Riesling (4/5 rating) – Chateau Ste Michelle is the largest Riesling producer in the world, and this wine is the #1 selling American Riesling. It is a medium-dry wine with peach, pear and light citrus characteristic and finishes well. It is light to medium-bodied and pairs well with a range of foods. Perfect with roast turkey and candied yams for the holidays or Asian shrimp, Indian chicken, sweet barbecue pulled pork as well as smoked fish, grilled duck and cold cuts. Check it out here. $12.99

 

2011 Navarro Gewurztraminer2011 Navarro Gewurztraminer (3/5 rating) – if you like sweet wine this is one to try, especially with a dessert of pumpkin pie. A northern coast California wine that is refreshingly citrusy and with a hint of spice. $19.

 

 

2010 Chateau Ste Michelle Gewürztraminer

 

2010 Chateau Ste. Michelle Gewurztraminer (3.5/5 rating) a refreshing slightly sweet wine with moderate acidity and flavors of pear and melon. $10

 

2010 Casillero del Diablo Voignier2010 Casillero del Diablo Viognier (4/5 rating) – A fantastic Chilean medium-bodied wine that has aromas of rose petals and flavors of apricots, apples, stone fruit and a hint of oak and vanilla.  Pairs well with turkey, root vegetables and nuts. $9

 

 

Red wines also have a place at the Thanksgiving table but they tend to be the lighter berry flavored reds such as Pinot Noir, Syrah, Zinfandel and Cotes du Rhone and not your very heavy and earthy Cabernets or Merlots.

2010 Conte Priola Pinot Noir

 

2010 Conte Priola Pinot Noir (4/5 rating) – this smooth and easy to drink wine has a definite earthiness with distinct raspberry and cherry flavors and a nice finish. $8

 

2011 Bower Harbor Rose

2011 Bowers Harbor Vineyards Pinot Noir Rosé (rated as one of Gayot’s 2012 Top Thanksgiving wines with a 13/20 rating) – I haven’t tried this wine but Gayot reported that it is a very dry, low alcohol red wine from Michigan. It has strawberry, cranberry and melon flavors with a nice hint of spice. $15

 

 

2010 Bridgman Syrah

2010 Bridgman Syrah (3.5/5 rating) –  This Syrah from Washington state is a full-bodied, rich wine with a balanced acidity and a long finish. Its flavors boast those of blackberry, boysenberry and plum with notes of coffee, vanilla and pepper and comes across the palate as very clean and tangy. Pairs well with lamb, pork chops, stews, prime rib, veal and most game meats such as venison, deer or elk. A definite choice for the holidays.

 

2011 Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin2011 Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin (4/5 rating) –  A smooth tasting red with intense dark fruit flavors with hints of chocolate, spice and toasted oak. Subtle flavors and a peppery finish. Best when paired with a smoked or deep fried turkey as well as BBQ, chili, fajitas and your favorite dark chocolate. Find it on wine.com. $14

 

 

2010 St. Amant Zinfandel (4/5 rating) – This California Lodi area wine is an assertive medium-bodied zinfandel featuring tart ripe blackberry and raspberry flavors with hints of coffee, licorice and black pepper and ends with a finish that is earthy and with the nicest touch of oak.

Food Pairing: A rich Zinfandel such as this pairs well with just about any meat be it steak, barbecue pork, lamb, venison or smoked turkey. It also goes equally well with tomato-based pasta dishes, hearty soups and aged cheeses.

 

 

2007 jacques-lagrange-cotes-du-rhone-terminus2007 Jacques LaGrange Cotes du Rhone Terminus (3/5 rating) – A food-friendly red wine from the Rhone area of France with a ripe fruit flavor of dark cherries and hints of chocolate and spice. It has a bright acidity and a medium body that pairs well with a lavish Thanksgiving dinner. Made of 80% Granache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mouvèdre grapes. $14

 

row of cranberries

Everything You Need for a NO STRESS THANKSGIVING

row of cranberries

DON’T MISS A RECIPE!

FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST | BLOGLOVIN’

Red or white wine for your Thanksgiving dinner - we've got the wine pairings that are sure to please. #wine #Thanksgiving #winepairing

You Might Also Like

9 Comments

  • Reply
    Thanksgiving Day Turkey and Stuffing | 2 Cookin' Mamas
    11/10/2013 at 9:56 am

    […] we started this Thanksgiving Series with our wine selections we decided that we would dedicate the next several days to posting a true […]

  • Reply
    Favorite Thanksgiving Side – Sweet Potato Casserole | 2 Cookin' Mamas
    11/10/2013 at 12:26 pm

    […] in our Thanksgiving Series, which has included our wine selections and the star of the show, Roasted Turkey and Dressing, we […]

  • Reply
    Traditional Thanksgiving Dessert – Pumpkin Pie | 2 Cookin' Mamas
    11/12/2013 at 2:51 pm

    […] Pairing your Thanksgiving Turkey with Wine […]

  • Reply
    Thanksgiving Day Planner | 2 Cookin' Mamas
    11/18/2013 at 2:14 pm

    […] Wednesday – Bake pumpkin pie (see links below). Make cranberry orange relish (recipe will be available on our next Thanksgiving series posting on Monday) and chill in refrigerator. Make sweet potato casserole (see links below) up to the baking point. Chill white wines and other drinks you are having. For our suggestions, check out our Thanksgiving wine pairing post here. […]

  • Reply
    Delicious Thanksgiving Sides | 2 Cookin' Mamas
    11/18/2013 at 3:52 pm

    […] Pairing your Thanksgiving Turkey with Wine […]

  • Reply
    Leftover Turkey – No Problem | 2 Cookin' Mamas
    11/29/2013 at 4:13 pm

    […] Pairing: The best wines to serve with this creamy dish are dry white wines such as the 2010 Casillero del Diablo Viognier or the delicious 2010 Gordon Brothers Chardonnay. If reds are more your style, stick with a spicy […]

  • Reply
    Thanksgiving Wine Pairing | PRP Wine International
    12/03/2013 at 12:02 am

    […] Pairing Your Thanksgiving Turkey with Wine (2cookinmamas.com) […]

  • Reply
    Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Syrah Rose | Wining Wife
    08/07/2014 at 12:00 am

    […] Pairing Your Thanksgiving Turkey with Wine […]

  • Reply
    Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up - 2 Cookin' Mamas
    11/17/2014 at 9:06 am

    […] Selection of Wines | 2 Cookin’ Mamas […]

  • Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.