Having said that, sometimes you still just want to pair your wine with your bird. Turkey is lean and mild flavored, though the dark meat can have a more assertive flavor. I like Viognier-based wines with my turkey, which admittedly tends to have a lemon and herb theme to it. Viognier brings a medium-bodied wine to the table that is perfumed and assertive but generally not too powerful. It works to accentuate the flavors of the bird without dominating them.
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