Thanksgiving Wine Recommendations

Thanksgiving Wine RecommendationsWhat are you drinking this Thanksgiving?
Our experts in our wine and cheese department have come up with a list of wine recommendations to make your selection easier. Each wine is delicious!

Rombauer Chardonnay $74.99
2019 Proprietor Selections
In our store for the first time ever. It was previously only available in their tasting room.

Pale straw yellow with a golden hue, this wine’s color will deepen with age. An exceptionally concentrated aroma of candied peach, Meyer lemon, brioche and spice leap from the glass. The palate has layers of peach, nectarine and lemon curd which blend seamlessly with the spice, brioche and creamy texture. The acid binds the wine together, providing the balance to hold the brooding fruit sweetness in check. The finish continues to build endlessly.

Duckhorn Portfilio
Decoy Limited $29.99

2018 Pinot Noir
Sonoma Coast
From its enticing bouquet to its layers of lush, pure fruit, this wine captures the vibrant charm of great California Pinot Noir. On the nose, aromas of raspberry, strawberry and rose petal rise from the glass, along with hints of rosemary and peppermint. The palate is soft and silky, with supple tannins accentuating the ripe berry flavors and helping to carry the wine to a bright and focused finish.

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
Displaying the lushness and balance that define great Cabernet Sauvignon, this inviting wine features layers of blackberry, black cherry and blueberry, along with notes of dark chocolate and fresh spearmint. On the palate, the bright, juicy fruit flavors are framed by rich, refined tannins that carry the wine to a long, satisfying finish.

2018 Red Wine
Napa Valley
With alluring layers of blueberry, blackberry and wild strawberry, as well as hints of anise and vanilla, this impeccably balanced wine offers silky tannins and rich, mouth-filling flavors. The finish is lush, elegant and energetic, highlighting the best of Sonoma County.

Blend: 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 6% Petite Sirah, 2% Zinfandel, 2% Carignan, 1% Syrah

Ron Rubin
Sonoma County

2017 Pinot Noir Regularly $22.99—on sale for $20.99
Russian River Valley
Bright cherry, cranberry, and raspberry aromas with hints of dill, fennel, and spice. The bouquet is rounded out with sweet vanilla and berry flavors, with a balanced and elegant finish. This very approachable wine offers mouth-filling, yet soft, tannins. Ripe fruit flavors are complemented by bright acidity and a gentle oak mid-palate.

2018 Chardonnay Regularly $19.99—on sale for $17.99
Russian River Valley
Soft and creamy notes of apples, pears and spices envelope the senses, with added aromas of vanilla and toasty oak. This Chardonnay is very balanced and approachable with crisp fruit flavors, hints of butter and oak.

This fruit-forward Chardonnay is wonderful when enjoyed with hard cheeses, beet salad or a summer risotto.

Persimmon Margarita

Persimmon Margarita Persimmons are in the market and we are looking for ways to make the most of them during their short stay! This Persimmon Margarita is a autumnal twist on a classic that is simple to prepare. Persimmon and tequila are a delicious flavor combination accented with the cinnamon-salt on the rim.

Be certain to use ripe, fuyu persimmons for maximum flavor.

Persimmon Margarita Recipe
Recipe adapted from Imbibe Magazine
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Flor de Miel

Flor de Meil Cocktail This refreshing tequila cocktail is fantastic on its own at happy hour and also for brunch. The sweetness of the honey and the gentle spice of the cardamom blend into a deliciously.

You do need to prepare the Cardamom-Honey Syrup a day in advance. But, make extra! It is a great sweetener for tea, coffee, and many other drinks.

Flor de Miel Cocktail
Yields one drink
Adapted from Egg Shop: The Cookbook 
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Calvados and Tonic

Calvados and TonicThe Calvados and Tonic Cocktail is a new spin on the Gin and Tonic which uses this French apple brandy in place of the gin. It is refreshing with a touch of bitter, and is perfect for fall.

It is drunk in Normandy, where Calvados is made and we are enjoying it in the Bay Area, too.

Calvados and Tonic Recipe
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