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Wine Picks for your Thanksgiving Feast

Wine Picks for your Thanksgiving Feast

Posted on November 02, 2018

SPECIAL THANKSGIVING WINE OFFER:

You’ve got plenty to handle on your day of feasting, family, and friends, so we’re giving 20% off of Rosé, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Franc for any 3+ bottle purchase, now through Thanksgiving. Mix and match or buy all three!

Enter Code: Thanks20 at checkout after selecting your wines here.

Ben's Thanksgiving Selections:

If you read our member club letters, you know that the holiday season is a special time for those of us who work with the rhythm of agriculture. All the labors of the growing season peak with the intense work of picking grapes and transforming them into wine. Come November, we are exhausted, maybe a little out of touch with what's going on in the world, and we are hungry. Whatever we lost during harvest, our bodies are set on regaining, and with the heat of the summer all but gone, we are primed for the feast ... and we crave celebration.

Since we make wine, we are excited to open bottles and toast this vintage with the bottles from past harvests. For Thanksgiving, we tend to want to drink American wine, which is easier now than it ever has been. I'll make the argument that Virginia's wine offerings are some of the more holiday flexible wines around. With moderate alcohols, an emphasis on poise over power, and a diverse selection of wine styles, we can make a go at complimenting the complexity of the Thanksgiving table.

If I had to pick one wine that could bridge every standard or creative riff, it would be rose', but I can also make strong arguments for the versatility of Cabernet Franc or the balance of acid and fruit in our Chardonnay.

In the end, the most important wine pairing of the holidays is your guest and a glass of something they like, so there is never a better time to have white, red, and rose' on hand. In the interest of making the wine part of holiday meal prep a little easier, here are the bottles of Early Mountain wine that we think work particularly well with the coming feasts.

- Ben Jordan, Winemaker

SPECIAL THANKSGIVING WINE OFFER:

You’ve got plenty to handle on your day of feasting, family, and friends, so we’re giving 20% off of Rosé, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Franc for any 3+ bottle purchase, now through Thanksgiving. Mix and match or buy all three!

Enter Code: Thanks20 at checkout after selecting your wines here.

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