As you think about Thanksgiving andÂ the December holidays, keep Benson Marketing Groupâ€™s portfolio top of mind â€“ we have something for every scenario!Â
Wines to pair with that Thanksgiving feast:
Zocker GrÃ¼ner Veltliner SRP:â€¯$20
An alternative white wine choice, the grape hails from Austria but is thriving in Californiaâ€™s Edna Valley.â€¯It is extremely food-friendly, making it easy to pair with all parts of this complex meal.
Bistro Pinot Noir Vin de France SRP: $11.99
It is a tradition in France to meet at the local bistro to relax, socialize, drinkâ€¯wineâ€¯and dine in a casualâ€¯friendly setting.Â Barton &Â Guestierâ€™sÂ Bistro Pinot Noir channels that energy and makes a perfect partner for a large gathering around a meal.
Hahn SLH Pinot Noir Santa Lucia HighlandsÂ â€¯SRP:â€¯$30
Pioneers in the Santa Lucia Highlands, Hahn Family Wines was one of the first wineries in the region to have all its estate vineyards certified under the rigorous Sustainability in Practice (SIP) Program, a strict third-party program that sets the gold standard for sustainable certification. Today it is a 100% solar- powered winery.Â The vineyardsâ€¯used for sourcingÂ the Pinot NoirÂ grapes for this wine experience a long and dryâ€¯growing season that results in wines with remarkable depth, complexity andâ€¯ripe fruit flavors.â€¯ Interested in Chardonnay from SLH?Â Weâ€¯recommendâ€¯Hahn SLH Chardonnay SRP: $25.â€¯â€¯Â
Made in the USA, Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday after all:
Biltmore Reserve RosÃ© North CarolinaÂ SRP:Â $25
Drink up â€“ Vanderbilt style! Yes, North Carolina can produce some great wines. Grapes for this wine are grown on theÂ historicÂ estate in Asheville, where George Vanderbilt once hosted some of the best parties and provided top-notch hospitality.Â And of course, RosÃ© is always in season.
BallettoÂ RussianÂ RiverÂ ValleyÂ Estate Pinot NoirÂ SRP:Â $29
The Ballettoâ€™s are a family of vegetable farmers turned wine grape growers who make site-specific wines from their estate vineyards. Winemaker Anthony Beckman has spent 11 years getting to know the familyâ€™s vineyards (and has even planned how some plots are planted).Â ThisÂ Russian River ValleyÂ EstateÂ Pinot Noir exhibits everything you would expect from a serious point. It combines full and captivating aromatics with a delicate texture that defines the Balletto style of Pinot Noir.
Smith & Hook Reserve Cabernet SauvignonÂ Paso RoblesÂ SRP:Â $45
Smith & Hook wines embrace the unfettered spirit of the Central Coast, layering together fruit from five distinct Central Coast appellations: Arroyo Seco, Paso Robles, San Antonio Valley, Hames Valley & San Benito County.Â The palate is youthful and vibrant, balancing on the lighter side of blue and black fruits and berries. With time, the nose on this wine continues to evolve, revealing plum, leather and tobacco accents.Â
Stay tuned! We have a series of recommendations coming out for the holidays.