Well, it’s that time of the year again. This is my last wine blog before Christmas, so of course, I thought I would focus on the Turkey! There are some great options in both red and white.
2011 Stags Leap
Napa Valley Viognier
I had the opportunity to try this wine last night, and it’s perfect for your turkey dinner at Christmas. This Viognier (pronounced vee-ohn-yay) from the Napa Valley is light and crisp. At $36.00 per bottle, it may be a little to pricey for some wallets, so here’s another one to try.
You’ve seen me write about this one before. At $17.00 a bottle, the Vouvray by J. Moreau & Fils is a delightful wine with turkey. At thanksgiving I bought a bottle of this over to a friend’s, and people thought it was the perfect match. Vouvray is a Chenin Blanc and this particular one is acidic and goes well with roast chicken or roast turkey.
If you’re not a white wine drinker, I would suggest a Pinot Noir.
This 2011 Kim Crawford Pinot Noir from the Marlborough region in New Zealand is the sister wine of the Pinot I wrote about last week. This Pinot Noir, however, is lighter and in my opinion, a better fit with your turkey. It’s $21.00 here in Nova Scotia, and I also like the Inniskillen Pinot Noir. One of my favorites, the cool climate of Canada makes for a tasty Pinot Noir.
So that’s it for this week. Thank you to all for reading… have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy the precious time with family and friends.