Selecting the perfect wine to pair with your Thanksgiving dinner can be daunting, but with the help of our friends at Little West Wine & Spirits, they’ve given us the complete guide for the big meal. Below you’ll find the best wines pairings for all types of dishes at every price point. Stop by the shop and pick up a bottle, or two, for the best way to compliment a Thanksgiving feast.
Cleto Chiarli, Lambrusco di Sorbara Secco Vecchia Modena Premium 2018 — $19.99
Lambrusco is a great wine to start or end a Thanksgiving meal with! The Cleto Chiarli in specific is a light-bodied red with bright effervescence.
- Notes of Meyer lemon, ruby grapefruit, and ripe cherry.
- Pairs perfectly with a cheese plate, or a slice of apple pie.
Domaine de la Prébende, Beaujolais 2017 — $18.99
Gamay (from Beaujolais) is a great wine to bring to a “Friendsgiving.” It’s a light-to-medium-bodied red with high minerality that goes with everything.
- Notes of blackberry, cherry, and cranberry. Soft tannins and bright acidity.
- Pairs perfectly with poultry, pork, mushrooms, brussel sprouts, potatoes, butternut squash, pretty much anything you’re going to find on the dinner table.
Olivier Leflaive, Bourgogne Blanc Les Sétilles 2018 — $28.99
Every Thanksgiving needs a wine from Burgundy. This Chardonnay is bright and crisp with high minerality and acidity.
- Notes of lemon, green apple, and honey.
- Pairs perfectly with vegetable tartlets and crostinis, and multi-squash soup.
Banshee, Sonoma County Pinot Noir 2017 — $28.99
Every Thanksgiving also needs a great Pinot Noir. This California Pinot stands up on its own with all of its delicate fortitude.
- Notes of blackberry, tobacco, and roasted meat. This Pinot Noir still has those lovely California fruit notes, but is actually a touch on the savory side.
- Pairs perfectly with roasted turkey or chicken, or a creamy mushroom casserole.
Ramey Wine Cellars, Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2016 — $49.99
For a rich white wine, this Chardonnay is perfect. A buttery and balanced California Chardonnay that mimics a white Burgundy.
- Notes of Meyer lemon, honey, and beurre blanc.
- Pairs perfectly with roasted poultry, quiche, and rhubarb pie.
Roc de Cambes, Côtes de Bourg 2014 — $59.99
For a rich red wine, this Bordeaux is perfect. A balanced medium-to-full-bodied blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc.
- Notes of cassis, black-cherry, blueberry, crushed rose petal, and pomegranate.
- Pairs perfectly with roasted poultry, roasted lamb or beef, and pumpkin pie.