Giving thanks is always a good thing. Good food and wine are the catalyst in bringing a sense of conviviality. Enjoy your unique gatherings with these food-friendly and crowd-pleasing wines.
The Thanksgiving Gift Set includes 1 bottle each of the following wines:
Oro Bello Chardonnay Creamy tropical fruit aromas range from pineapple to kiwi with Meyer lemon notes. The mouth-feel is smooth, fresh and balanced with well-integrated toasted oak. No chemical additives or adjustments are made except for the addition of the absolute minimum effective sulfites needed. 20% Chardonnay Keller Estate Vineyard in the Petaluma Gap AVA, Sonoma Coast + California 80% Chardonnay Lodi AVA
Kent Rasmussen ‘Esoterica’ Pinot Noir Carneros The Esoterica Pinot Noir is a wonderful wine made from grapes grown in several fabulous North Coast vineyards. 2016 was a great year for Pinot Noir in California’s North Coast. Aromas of cherry and raspberry evolve to include subtle notes of toast and leather in this immediately appealing wine. Dried cherry flavors, supported by just a hint of varietal earthiness, are carried nimbly forward by the silky-smooth tannins and pinpoint acidity.
Furthermore Pinot Noir Russian River Valley A perfumed, expressive nose: rose petals, hint of clove, cherry. The palate is very balanced: plenty of fruit, cherry and cranberry with bright red notes and savory mineral character throughout. The supple tannins give it a silky smooth texture, the finish is long.
Walla Walla Vintners Red Blend Columbia Valley A WSI staff favorite. This ‘Red Blend’ is a melange of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 30% Cabernet Franc with smaller portions Merlot and Syrah. Fruit is sourced from the Columbia Valley and has a good combination of freshness and ripeness. The palate is medium-bodied with straightforward black fruit flavors with chocolate undertones. This is really well-made stuff that is meant to be enjoyed now.