Great Wine Picks for Thanksgiving

By Adrienne Francis

All these wines are from the NY Times – Nov. 8, 2012 by Eric Asimov. Florence Fabricant and her team of specialists chose and also rated them so I don’t want anyone to think they were my picks. But if they say thiey’re good and under $25 bucks, then I’m in. Here is the list without the wordy article.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We have so much to be grateful for – especially this year. Just the fact that we have a home to live in, family to love us and food and wine to share makes us very fortunate. My thoughts for sure are with those that do not. Have a wonderful holiday!!!

WHITES

Ravines Finger Lakes, $16, *** ½
Dry Riesling 2009
Juicy, tangy and lip-smacking; floral and mineral aromas and flavors.

Domaine Michel Cheveau St.-Véran, $24, ***
Terroir de Davayé 2010
Crisp and refreshing, with enticing flavors of citrus, herbs and minerals. (Rosenthal Wine Merchant, New York)

Domaine Maby Lirac, $16, milf porn ***
La Fermade 2008
Balanced and lively, with earthy mineral and floral aromas and flavors. (Wineberry America, Orangeburg, N.Y.)

Vittorio Bera e Figli, $16, ***
Arcese 2010
Highly distinctive, with a slight initial effervescence, a pleasantly raspy texture and penetrating fruit aromas. (Louis/Dressner Selections, New York)

Talbott Santa Lucia Highlands, $22, **
Logan Chardonnay Sleepy Hollow Vineyard 2009
Plenty of oak, cream and tropical fruit flavors, with a touch of alcohol heat. For lovers of full-on California chardonnay.

REDS

Bernard Baudry Chinon, $19, ***

Les Granges celebrity porn 2010
Complex and refreshing with aromas of ripe fruit and forest floor, along with a touch of funk. (Louis/Dressner Selections)

Vigneto Saetti Lambrusco, $19, ***
Salamino di Santa Croce 2010
Dry, crisp, lively and effervescent, with earthy fruit flavors. (Louis/Dressner Selections)

Vylyan Villanyi Zweigelt, $9, ** ½
Hungary 2005
Light-bodied, with aromas of leather and tobacco. (Monarchia Matt International, Armonk, N.Y.)

Familia Mayol Mendoza Lujan de Cuyo, $17, ** ½
Malbec Montuiri Vineyard 2009
Jammy fruit and almost too sweet, with a pleasant, velvety texture. (T. Edward Wines, New York)

Joel Gott California Zinfandel, $21, **
2008
Jammy, sweet and lacking structure, with aromas of blueberries, vanilla and baking spices.

 

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