our thanksgiving Picks
Pick from our recommended selections below or let us help you pick a perfect assortment for your holiday table.
Domaine de Marrans Beaujolais Nouveau
Organic. Gamay volumes are down for the second year in a row, but quality shines in this banner vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau. Charming and perfumed, with fresh blackberry, raspberry and candied violet notes dusted liberally with refreshing hints of white pepper. Shows some weight on the palate. Crowd-pleasing deliciousness!
Tenuta Tascante Ghiaia Nera Etna Rosso
100% Nerello Mascalese. This medium-bodied, elegant, and finely textured wine is from the volcanic slopes of Etna. With subtle aromas of orange peel, cherries, and dried flowers; and loaded with tart cherries, cassis, hint of smoke, spice and excellent minerality. Pair with pasta, mushrooms, fowl, and aged cheeses.
Mary Taylor Castilla y León
Organic. Old World stunner alert! Prieto Picudo is a rare grape varietal resurrected by winemaker Pedro Mittelbrun on the Leon plains of NW Spain. His 100 year-old vines showcase a terroir of scorched sun and spice to deliver this vibrant reminder that Life is good. Lush and voluptuous red fruit.
Bellande Pinot Noir
Organic. The grapes are from thoughtfully and organically-farmed vineyards within the Willamette Valley. Made with minimal intervention to achieve a pure, unadulterated expression of fruit. Vibrant and fresh with notes of violets, spice, and black tea. Bright red fruit, silky tannins, and excellent minerality.
Bieler Père & Fils - La Jassine Côtes du Rhône Villages
Heaps of dark berry fruit, along with classic Provence garrigue notes (rosemary, thyme, sage), and a broad, rich and super textured palate. This wine boasts a density more akin to Châteauneuf-du-Pape than Côtes du Rhône! 63% Grenache, 37% Syrah.
Grounded Cabernet Sauvignon
Enticing aromas of fresh red cherry, raspberry and blackberry, the wine is immediately attractive on the palate. With well-integrated oak to enhance the polished tannins in the wine, this Cabernet is well-balanced, with a luxurious texture that extends throughout the long, aromatic finish.
Domaine de Fa Beaujolais
Biodynamic. This biodynamic, high-altitude Beaujolais is full of lush wild red fruits are accented by a stony minerality and a tinge of black pepper. The palate offers a delightfully fresh yet supple notes of rainier cherry and blackberry that is lifted by a delicate florality, leading to a long deliciously complex finish.
Château Moulin Pontet Bordeaux
Dark ripe red currant fruit, cassis and hints of tobacco and wood. Approachable style, easy tart fruit mixed with fine tannins in the approachable finish, giving it nice freshness, perfect balance, and a rich aftertaste. Pairs wonderfully with poultry, beef, and veal.
Milan Nestarec Nach
Biodynamic. No sulfites added. A blend of Pinot Noir, Blaufränkisch, and St. Laurent. This light red is so juicy and easily palatable that even a liter might not seem enough. Perfect for all kinds of occasions with all kinds of drinkers, be they natural wine fans or haters. Aromas of black cherry, pomegranate and black currant. It’s low on tannins so you can serve it chilled!
Leiner Riesling Trocken
Biodynamic. This crisp, zesty, flavorsome dry Riesling comes from rolling hillside vineyards in the southern Pfalz around Ilbesheim. It’s practically bone-dry, but the fruit tastes super-ripe thanks to a vintage of generous Pfalz sunshine. Incredible quality in a liter wine and a truly great price--especially for a wine that’s certified biodynamic and all estate-grown.
Pievalta Tre Ripe Verdicchio
Organic. Immediately captivating, with its citrus and fresh flower fragrances and salty marine notes that tell of the sea nearby. This fresh, mineral tasting wine has a deep, juicy body. Joyful and flavorful, it is an easy-to-drink white with a good complexity and typical fresh almond finish. Pair with veggie burgers and dried tomato, seafood, linguine with clams, fish fry, white meat, and pork.
Domaine Pastou Sancerre
One of our best selling white wines! Crisp and delicious, with fresh and inviting aromas of citrus fruits laced with floral and mineral notes, a rich mouthfeel yet with liveliness.
Vincent Dampt Petit Chablis
Aromas of green apple and pear dominate on the nose with hints of dried herbs and wet stone. On the palate it is dry and crisp with plenty of minerality and citrus finishing floral. This Petit Chablis is soft, light and extremely refreshing.
Lapilli Greco di Tufo
The Greco di Tufo from Lapilli is a tightly packed gift of mineral purity that dances with elegant stone fruit character alongside a dried herb edge. Subtle but clear notes of peach and apricot hop out of the glass and they give way to bitter almond and dried sage. The complexity carries onto the palate with stone fruits joined by balanced acidity and surprising roundness. Pair with poultry and shellfish.
Goisot Bourgogne Aligoté
Biodynamic. This Bourgogne Aligoté is showing wonderful aromatic expressions of pears, citrus, and hawthorn, with a finish reminding of hazelnuts. Fruity notes on a background of minerality, white flowers, and spices, with a slightly nutty finish.
ORANGE / SKIN CONTACT:
Field Recordings Skins
A crisp orange wine perfect to pair with spicy foods, springtime and ... well, anything. A mix of white grapes from different vineyards, fermented on skins, resulting in a beautiful showcase of all the delicate flavors of white wine, but with more substance and texture. Notes of apricot, citrus, and marzipan. Pair with bleu cheese, salad, sushi, duck sausage, and Vietnamese cuisine.
Bertrand Orange Gold
Biodynamic. On the nose, an explosion of notes of white flowers, candied fruit and white pepper. On the palate, a very flattering aromatic freshness, with precise flavors and a beautiful balance to which the structure gives body and spirit. Sweet and fine, its texture envelops the palate, with a nice length on the finish.
Milan Nestarec Bel
Biodynamic. Beautiful winter white. Blend of Grüner Veltliner, Müller-Thurgau, and Welschriesling comes together seamlessly. Bit weighty mouth feel with notes of honeysuckle, bit of smoky petro, and hints of salinity. Bright acidity comes through with zesty citrus peel and stonefruit notes. Pairs well with salads, lighter seafood fares, and light to medium cheeses.