Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Here are my lists for the TOP 10 WINES, white and red, import and domestic, that I would recommend for Thanksgiving Dinner. Each wine is selected with the thought in mind for going with food, both the traditional Thanksgiving meal as well as seasonal foods in general.

TOP 10 WHITES (Domestic)
10) Covey Run Riesling (Washington)
9) Dr Frank Gewurztraminer (NY State)
8) J Vineyards Pinot Gris (Sonoma)
7) Long Shadows Riesling Poet’s Leap (Washington)
6) Alexander Valley Vineyards Gewurztraminer (Sonoma)
5) Stuhlmuller Chardonnay (Alexander Valley)
4) Foris Pinot Gris (Oregon)
3) Calera Viognier Central Coast (California)
2) Wagner Dry Riesling (NY State)
1) Pahlmeyer Chardonnay (Napa)

TOP 10 REDS (Domestic)
10) McManis Cabernet Sauvignon (California)
9) Pedroncelli Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley)
8) Guenoc Petite Sirah (Lake County)
7) Michael Pozzan Cabernet Sauvignon (Knight’s Valley)
6) Mark West Pinot Noir (California)
5) Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa)
4) Peirano Zinfandel Immortal (Lodi)
3) Boyanci Cabernet Sauvignon Inspire (Napa)
2) Summer Estate Merlot (Knight’s Valley)
1) Melville Pinot Noir Estate (Ste Rita Hills)

TOP 10 WHITES (Import)
10) Wolf Trap White (S. Africa)
9) Broadbent Vinho Verde (Portugal)
8) Borgo M Friuliano (Friuli)
7) Ch Monfort Vouvray (Loire)
6) Dr Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Spatlese 2006 (Mosel)
5) Velenosi Pecorino (Marche)
4) Nino Franco Prosecco Rustico (Veneto)
3) Pascal Jolivet Sancerre (Loire)
2) Yalumba Viognier Eden Valley (Australia)
1) Raats Chenin Blanc The Original (Stellenbosch)

TOP 10 REDS (Import)
10) Ch de Candale (St Emilion)
9) Anton Guyin Savigny Les Beaune (Burgundy)
8) Renato Ratti Nebbiolo (Piedmont)
7) Cono Sur pinot Noir Vision (Colchagua Valley)
6) Jaja de Jau Syrah (Languedoc)
5) Peregrine Winery Pinot Noir (Central Otago)
4) Domaine de Chateaumar Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Bastien (Rhone)
3) Paitin Barbera d’Alba Serra Boella (Piedmont)
2) Dona Paula Malbec Estate (Mendoza)
1) Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape (Rhone)

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