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Seaboard Staff Thanksgiving Picks

As we slowly plod our way toward a more "normal" holiday season, the staff at Seaboard Wine is looking forward to spending time with friends and family.  Check out some of our favorite wines we will be enjoying this Thanksgiving day (in moderation, of course!):

                            
 

  Susan


Chateau Pierre Bise Cremant de Loire “NON DOSÉ” 2020; Loire Valley, France ($22.99)

Looking for a versatile sparkler that can carry you through an entire Thanksgiving feast? 100% Chenin Blanc from the Savennieres region, this wine provides a mineral elegance and bright acidity making it perfect as an aperitif, yet rich and complex enough to stand up to main course side dishes. Ripe apple and spice on the palate provides complimentary flavors to your dessert courses as well!


Bodega Chacra “Barda” Pinot Noir 2021; Patagonia, Argentina ($35.99)

Pinot Noir is the quintessential one-size-fits-all Thanksgiving red wine which pairs perfectly with any protein served. This stunner with Burgundian like character is elegant, with dried red fruit character, forest floor, and bit of cedar and spice. Light to medium bodied, and low alcohol, it will compliment rather than overwhelm your meal!

 

 

   
  Aaron


Stolpman Vineyards 'Estate Syrah' Syrah 2020; Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara County, California ($35.99)

Stolpman is a benchmark for Syrah within California - integral to the formation of the Ballard Canyon AVA. This terroir resembles the Rhone Valley with an ideal limestone soil and windswept valley. The typicity is a joy to try alongside our fantastic selection of North Rhones! Dark, juicy fruit and a rich structure of smooth tannins. Pairing: Ideal for brisket, burgers (blue cheese), but playful enough to enjoy on its own!

 

Vinzas Artas 'Nigheddu' Cannonau 2020; Mamoiada, Barbagia, Sardinia, Italy ($39.99)

This Cannonau is a true gem of our new additions. You may be more familiar with its synonymous name Grenache—we are confident this is a bold Italian for the Rhone or CA palate! An abundance of plush red fruit and savory herbs make this a wonderful pairing for dynamic holiday meals. Beautifully fine and powdery tannins. Yum. Pairing: Aged cheeses, red meats, earthy miso dishes, rice and chorizo dishes—or just a cozy fireplace.

 

  Jeff

Nervi-Conterno, Rosé 2021; Gattinara, Piedmont, Italy ($34.99)

The only rosé on the staff pick list, it will pair perfectly with your entire Thanksgiving turkey meal!  Made of 100% Italian Nebbiolo, this rosé has enough fruit and structure to be a delicious dinner companion. Pair with your appetizers through your entire meal! Cheers!

 

Elia Palazzesi, Sangiovese 2019; Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy ($24.99)

Not everyone has turkey for Thanksgiving! If your meal tends to be a bit heavier, this declassified Italian Brunello will be perfect. Nice fruit with good structure, like good Italian wines, it pairs well with game and roasts. I drink this year round, but wanted to share for the holidays! Cheers!

   
  Valerie

Lingot Martin, Sparkling Rosé, NV; Bugey-Cerdon, France ($23.99)

This cheerful bottle of Sparkling Rose is 100% Gamay! It is bright, light and refreshing. Notes of crunchy red berries and baking spices make this the cranberry to your turkey. Perfect pairing with your Holiday meals!

 

Domaine Servin 'Selection Masasale', Chardonnay 2020; Chablis, Burgundy, France ($35.99)

This lovely Chablis 100% Chardonnay will not disappoint you with its complex notes of green apple, white flowers and lime. The finish is a holiday party for the tastebuds with its silkiness and minerality. Another perfect pairing with your Holiday meal!

 

   
  Andrew

 

Maison Angelot Gamay 2020; Marignieu, Bugey, France ($21.99)

The only problem with this wine is the first bottle disappears too quickly. A perfect wine for before, during, or after your holiday meal.  Sure to be a crowd pleaser this holiday season. Best served with a slight chill, great by itself or light appetizers. 

 

Domain Saint Damien 'Le Blanc' White Blend 2020; Rhone Valley, France ($23.99)

This is a super versatile wine! Great with turkey and all the accoutrements of your holiday meal. Roasted white meat or braised fish dishes.

 

 

 

 
Doug


Hermann Moser Grüner Veltliner “Karmeliterberg” 2020; Kremstal, Austria
($20.99)

This classic Grüner is produced from the Gebling vineyard - a significant hill north of the village of Rohrendorf in Kremstal. Gebling refers to the golden yellow soil known for producing exceptional and spicy Grüner Veltliners. It is a full style with tropical and citrus fruit, showing typical prickly and peppery notes and a crisp spicy finish, which will pair well with our Thanksgiving starter course of Charcuterie, assorted seafood appetizers and marinated vegetables.

 

Bodegas Val Sotillo “Finca Buenavista” Tempranillo 2018; Ribera del Duero, Spain ($21.99)

Our Thanksgiving entrée this year is a bit off the beaten path – roasted beef tenderloin with rosemary potatoes and ginger/honey carrots, so we wanted a wine to pull all those flavors together. Val Sotillo is crafted by Ismael Arroyo, who was instrumental in establishing Ribera del Duero as a D.O. in 1982. His organically farmed 90+ year old vineyards sit atop kilometers of  16th century caves snaking underneath the estate. The Finca Buenavista is 100% Tempranillo fermented in tank and aged in French and American oak barrels for 6 months. The result is a beautiful expression of the grape and terroir with floral violet, lilac and deep blue fruit aromas. The palate is layered with dense plum fruit, black licorice, spice and sandalwood, followed by a finish laced with spice and a touch of smoke. There is just the right amount of tannin and acidity to give the wine an elusive balance of freshness, fruit and complexity. If you are thinking of beef, lamb or game for Thanksgiving, this could be the wine to enjoy.

 

   

 

 
Beaujolais Nouveau Has Arrived!

Fresh, fruity and food friendly. Always one of our favorite wines for Thanksgiving
 

Pierre-Marie Chermette "Griottes" Beaujolais Rosé Primeur 2022 - Most of our Rosé wines are sold out until next vintage, so this beautiful Beaujolais arrived just in time for the holidays! Chermette was among the first in the region to practice sustainable farming techniques and the extra labor and expense show in every bottle. This is a delightful Rosé with light floral and red berry aromas, ripe round strawberry and cherry fruit with a touch of spice and crisp acidity on the long finish. An excellent selection for your Thanksgiving table, and will pair nicely with everything from fish to fowl; but alas, only a few cases are left to be had. ($16.99)
 

Pierre-Marie Chermette Beaujolais "Origine" Vieilles Vignes 2022; 750ml or 1.5 liter magnum - The Best Beaujolais Nouveau Is Here! Pierre-Marie Chermette's Nouveau Vieille Vignes is a Beaujolais enjoyed in France’s finest cafés and bistros - this is not the stuff end-capped at the local grocery or chain store. The first grower to produce Nouveau from old vines, hand picked fruit from his 35-85 year old sustainably farmed vineyards, aged one month in neutral oak and bottled unfiltered to retain all the fruit and complexity of the grapes. Surprisingly full and ripe with red & black fruit, bright tannins, violet notes and a touch of dark spice. Pairs well with oven roasted birds as well as roasted pork, rib roasts or spicy seared tuna. Available in 750ml bottles and 1.5 liter magnums - the magnum bottle will look (and taste) quite impressive on your holiday table! ($18.99/750ml or $44.99/1.5 liter magnum).


 

 

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This page was updated last on 11/16/22