November 2018: Thanksgiving Wines

2017 MASCARONNE ROSÉ provence, france

Rosé is the ultimate Thanksgiving wine! It BEGS for salty foods like turkey and potatoes. This classic Provencal blend of Cinsault and Carignan is chuck full of white peach, citrus peel and rose petal, backed with the bright acidity this epic region is known for. $21

2016 TIRE PÉ DIEM bordeaux, france

100% Merlot ( yes! Merlot is beautiful and giving. Do not write this varietal off ) from organic, tiny producer Tire Pé in Bordeaux. Beautifully herbaceous, with red current and sweet cedar. Try with those herbed red potatoes. $18

2014 IDIOTS GRACE PRIMITIVO columbia, wa

From Mosier, OR, by way of Croatia and Southern Italy, comes this dark, luxe, spicy red. You’ll note a familial resemblance to Zinfandel, a distant cousin, but somehow simultaneously leaner and bolder. Keep near the turkey at all times. $28

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2017 LOOP DE LOOP Red Blend

This blend of Cab Franc and Pinot Noir from boutique Oregon producer was inspired by bistro reds from the Loire. Bright, fresh, 30% whole cluster, begs for poultry. $21