So these are the Thanksgiving Day Wines that I’ll have with Mary Jo. A dry white sauvignon blanc with appetizers and a nice pinot noir for the turkey course. Both wines are American since this is a purely American holiday. Both are from California.
Meiomi is a pinot noir I discovered a couple years ago and it has been my go-to wine for Thanksgiving ever since. I used to get Argyle, Nuthouse pinot noir and while that is an excellent wine, it is up in the low 30 dollars a bottle now. The Meiomi 2013, was $17.99 a bottle at our local store and in Minnesota, I have seen it advertised for $13.99.
Meiomi blends it’s pinot noir from three California vineyards, Sonoma County, Monterey County and Santa Barbara County. They do an excellent job and keep the price reasonable. The 2013 vintage is the one to look for as it was rated a score of 92 by Wine Spectator and was number 20 on their Top 100 Wines of 2015.
The Trinchero winery is new to me and I haven’t tried this wine yet, but it has some good history. The grapes are grown in Napa Valley in what they call Mary’s Vineyard. This vineyard is 14 acres of grapes and the sauvignon blanc grapes are all grown there. This is the 2014 vintage and they produced just over 4300 cases of this wine. The 2008 and 2009 vintages of Mary’s vineyard sauvignon blanc scored 92 to 93 points by some tasters so I am fairly confident that this will be a fine wine. This bottle was $9.99 at our store and I think that’s a steal. The winery website lists this wine at $24.00.
Other wine varietals to try on Thanksgiving would be; zinfandel, syrah, petite syrah, and beaujolais, (French gamay grape). A sparkling wine would be great to try also. I have to give a plug for my winemaker daughter Josie’s winery, Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery in Kasota, Minnesota. Josie just produced the winery’s first sparkling wine made with the champagne method. Very limited production this year but worth checking out if you are a reader in Minnesota.
Meiomi and Trinchero, Thanksgiving day wines to check out.
Enjoy a great Thanksgiving!