Pinot Noir has long been a good pairing for holiday meals, especially Thanksgiving, thanks to its lighter body and pleasing flavor profile. And everyone knows the wines poured during the holidays are often as important as the meal! Check out the list below of this season’s must-have Pinot Noirs from our client list:
2017 Bread & Butter Pinot Noir (SRP: $15) – The pretty label on this wine makes it ideal for the most elegant of tables. The hints of luscious, juicy red fruit last through the long and beautifully smooth finish. Bring this home to share – please pass the bread & butter!
2017 Hahn Pinot Noir (SRP: $15) – From Monterey County, this Pinot Noir is lively on the palate and pairs well with everything from a rare fillet steak to grilled lobster. This is a great wine to bring home for the holidays as it won’t break the bank!
2018 Mud House Pinot Noir Central Otago(SRP: $19) – They may not celebrate Thanksgiving in New Zealand, but this Pinot will still find a home on your table. When you feel like you’ve had about enough of that one uncle, let Mud House Pinot take you on a mini vacation through New Zealand’s vineyards with its juicy cherry taste and very long finish.
2017 Reata Three County Pinot Noir(SRP: $20) – No matter what you’re having for dinner – from chicken to lightly smoked meats and even seafood – this wine will deliver as it pairs nicely with whatever meal you prepare. Perfect for the meal with a little bit of everything, like Thanksgiving.
2017 Landmark Overlook Pinot Noir(SRP: $25) – This wine represents another splendid blend from some of California’s best cool climate growing regions in Monterey, Santa Barbara and Sonoma Counties. This wine is sure to stir up some conversations around the table. Don’t overlook this Pinot.
2017 Balletto Russian River Pinot Noir(SRP: $29) – Grown on seven different estate pinot vineyards, the diverse combination adds distinct elements from each site and creates a complex wine with structure and grace. A bit like the construction of any family, complex but full of grace.
2017 Hahn SLH Pinot Noir(SRP: $30) – This is the ultimate gift for wine lovers, Hahn SLH Pinot Noir is an excellent wine that exemplifies the aromas and flavors of the Santa Lucia Highlands. Mom would be impressed.