Walk on the Wild White Side
Danieli Soave Fattori 2010
is a crowd-pleasing bottle for most plates and palates. Rich fruit aromatics meet saline minerality with a good interplay between the two. This wine has enough energy to stand up to stuffing and sweet potatoes while complementing turkey.
Make everyone’s mouth water with Domaine Ehrhart Riesling Grand Cru Hengst 2011
, a biodynamic wine from Alsace
. The perfect poultry wine, it has lush tropical notes, bright spice and striking minerality that will also work with your light appetizers. So juicy, no one will notice if the turkey is a tad overdone.
Ratcheting up the Reds
If you are truly over Pinot Noir, come back to poor, maligned Merlot
. The Merlot-based blend selection from Lieb Cellars
in Long Island wins points for its savory Bordeaux
- like qualities, but staying bright throughout the meal.
The red tables wines from Portugal’s Douro
Valley are elegant stand-ins for the expected reds. Cedro Do Noval Douro DOC 2009
, from the esteemed Port house, shows dark plum and cherry, with crumbly slate (schist happens!) and spice. Don’t be fooled by the deepness of this wine—underneath, it possesses surprising delicacy laced with violet.
Happy Thanksgiving, Snoothers!