Thanksgiving wine list

I usually bring the wine and I'm sort of a cross between GlennK and Merengue, in that most of my family likes wine but doesn't have a palate that would appreciate some of the heavy hitters, so I don't bring them out. I do, however, try to raise the bar on their appreciation and enjoyment by introducing some wines they wouldn't necessarily buy themselves because of price and/or lack of familiarity.

Haven't decided what's going into the carrier this year yet...
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:

Have had turduken and though I respect the concept and the work involved in putting one together, again......doesn't work for me. I'd rather have a good roasted duck all by itself.
PH


i can bone and put together a turducken in about 30 minutes.
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Originally posted by gmbdds:
For dessert I'm thinking '83 Warre Vintage Port. Anybody have any insight on serving this one?


i'd decant as you're prepping the turkey and drink 3-5 hours later.

there's TONS of bottle variation from this but if you get a good bottle it's a nice dark cherry with some stewed plums.

Certainly decant through cheese cloth/muslim for the chunks of sediment
I'll have a white out for others. I might bring out a rose for before the meal. I have some 2005 French red wines that I want to break out so its either that or Pinot Noirs. Our friends drink wine but not into wine, but I will break out wines that I want to drink and hopefully they will appreciate them as much as I do.
I'm traveling with both wine and glasses (long story) to a foodie-friend's house with a small group of diners, so I'm trying to limit the number of glasses I have to carry to a set of Chard and Pinot stems. Thus, the lineup is:

2007 Pichler Riesling Loibner Berg
2009 Prá Monte Grande Soave Classico
2000 Vietti Barolo Rocche
2005 Chasseur Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
2003 Chapoutier Vin de Paille

It's a much more 'non-domestic' lineup than what I'd normally do for such an American holiday, but this should suit the crowd and my limitations.
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
I usually bring the wine and I'm sort of a cross between GlennK and Merengue, in that most of my family likes wine but doesn't have a palate that would appreciate some of the heavy hitters, so I don't bring them out. I do, however, try to raise the bar on their appreciation and enjoyment by introducing some wines they wouldn't necessarily buy themselves because of price and/or lack of familiarity.

Haven't decided what's going into the carrier this year yet...


Decision made:

Pannier Brut Rose EV
2009 Remoissenet Pere & Fils Renommee Bourgogne
2009 Chateau de Saint Cosme Les Deux Albion Cotes du Rhone
2010 Four Graces Pinot Noir
2007 Remoissenet Pere & Fils Beaune-Marconnets Premier Cru
2008 Canalicchio di Sopra Rosso di Montalcino
Taking to my SIL's house for a large family gathering of casual wine drinkers.

Mailly Grand Cru Champagne Brut Réserve NV
Riondo Prosecco NV
2002 Zind-Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Wintzenheim
2009 Windy Oaks Estate Pinot Noir Estate Cuvée

Special thanks to Jorge for delivering the Windy Oaks to my office yesterday in time for Turkey Day!
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Originally posted by vinole:
Taking to my SIL's house for a large family gathering of casual wine drinkers.

Mailly Grand Cru Champagne Brut Réserve NV
Riondo Prosecco NV
2002 Zind-Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Wintzenheim
2009 Windy Oaks Estate Pinot Noir Estate Cuvée

Special thanks to Jorge for delivering the Windy Oaks to my office yesterday in time for Turkey Day!


My pleasure, it was great seeing you!

I'll be opening a few bottles 2009 Windy Oaks Estate Pinot Noir Estate Cuvée as well.

I'll also be opening some 2010 Wind Gap Pinot Gris (one of my favorite wines of 2012), and a 1994 Ch Clinet Pomerol

Then we'll move on to cigars, and a Balvenie 15yo "Caribbean Cask".
Well its a holiday so already opened up...

NV Champagne Louis de Sacy (to go with the parade and game. Remember when a Cowboys/Redskins game was a huge matchup?!)

And for dinner...

2007 and 2008 Benovia Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

2006 Joseph Drouhin Corton Charlemagne (to expand my brother and his girlfriend's limited palates.)

We'll start our festivities with a collection of 2006 and 2007 vintage sparkling wines from Domain Chandon.
Went domestic today:

2008 Alban Roussanne: Not completely impressed with this bottle. Not bad, but not great either. Just a good bottle of wine with the traditional Tday meal.
1988 Broadley Reserve Pinot Noir: This was a better wine in my opinion. Definitaly tasting of its Oregon terroir. Nicely aged pinot that still shows it's vibrancy and softness all at once. Man, I love aged pinot.
Consumed yesterday:

2010 Justin Vineyards & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon
2010 Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Campo de Borja Tres Picos
2010 Stefania Nueva Casa de los Padres
2011 Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon Josh Cellars
2010 Moris Farms Morellino di Scansano
N.V. Alvear Pedro Ximénez Montilla-Moriles Solera 1927 (great with pecan chocolate pie)
2004 Alois Kracher Chardonnay TBA #9 Nouvelle Vague (worked well with both the apple and pumpkin pies- easily WOTN)

Also
2009 Ramey Chardonnay Russian River Valley (my pairing for the meal itself- a great companion with the turkey and stuffing).
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Primordialsoup:



2010 Moris Farms Morellino di Scansano


How was this? It was a great QPR years ago, but I have not seen it in our market for 15 years or so.


Was opened late and recorked almost full, so I did not try it yet. Will try to get to it today. Previous vintages have indeed been good QPR's Was turned on to this maker while in Bergamo, Italy in 2004. Maybe it was the time and place, but I will always have a warm place in the heart for this wine and often buy it just for the nostalgia factor.
2x NV Bollinger Special Cuvee
NV Pierre Peters BdB
2x 2005 Donnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Spatlese
2x 2007 Donnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Spatlese
2007 Domaine Ponsot St. Denis Clos des Monts Luisants VV ( excellent Aligote)
1999 & 2001 Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche VV ( enjoyed with cheese plate later in the evening)
Since Thanksgiving tends to mean being at my folks house and having various siblings (and their spouses and kids) around, I tend to bring a miss mash of things I think they will like. This year we drank (in the order opened by my sisters requests):

Before sitting down to dinner (light, late lunch and during cooking)
2011 Goldeneye Vin Gris of Pinot Noir
2004 Loring Rosella's Pinot Noir
2002 Clarandon Hills Grenache
2009 Porter Creek Zinfandel

During dinner
2007 Radio-Coteau Savoy Pinot Noir
2006 Kosta Browne RRV Pinot Noir
2009 Benovia Zinfandel Sonoma
2006 Shane Valenti Ranch Syrah

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