Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thanksgiving Wine: Sip & Sample before you buy

We've paired three bottles to compliment turkey and all the trimmings. Stop by the Goose's Enoteca TONIGHT: Tuesday, Nov. 16, 5-7pm to sample all three.

RED: Abadia Retuerta Rivola 2007
This Spanish blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo comes from the small vineyard of a 12th Century abbey where the juice is moved exclusively by gravity and only history and nature control the barrel room's perfect microclimate. A winery that's been on Robert Parker's list since the '90s, Retuerta's dry, earthy juice brings ripe raspberries with jasmine and spice. It won't overshadow the bird but stands up to the lively and diverse flavors of a T-day menu.

WHITE: Dr. Pauly Bergweiler Noble House 2009
90 points, Wine Spectator
We selected this Thanksgiving white many moons ago, but the Wine Spectator
that hit stands today awarded it 90 points!
Made in the 1743 "Noble House" winery of the Prince Elect of Germany's oldest city, this Mosel dry riesling whips apricots, peaches, cream, and spice out of the glass. With a minerality that keeps it crisp and dry, this is the refreshing sip that happily follows all the fall flavors on our table now.

ROSE: Belle Glos "Oeil de Perdrix" 2009
Rosés aren't like Grandma's white shoes...they shouldn't be put away after Labor Day. Perhaps the most ideal goblet next to turkey's gobble, a rosé with structure, depth, and luscious mouthfeel is ideal for autumn and its menus. This pinot noir rosé from California delivers on all fronts. Made in the copper-pink "eye of the partridge" or oeil de perfrix style born in Medieval France, the wine keeps us coming back with refreshing strawberry and tart apple flavors mingling on a balancing, dry acidity.

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