Finding the perfect wines to pair with your Thanksgiving dinner can be quite the challenge. While there are some great vintages out there, there are also some that simply won’t do at all. However, with a bit of advice, you can find the perfect red wine to pair with your Thanksgiving meal. Here are some highly recommended choices:
Penfolds Bin 28 Shiraz 2006
This wine sells for about twenty-six dollars per bottle, is produced by Australian winemaker Penfolds, and pairs well with all types of Thanksgiving foods. You will find that it has a generous finish, as well as plenty of fruit flavors, including blackberry and cherry. A hint of mocha is also detectable.
Quivira Dry Creek Zinfandel 2007
This wine retails for about twenty dollars per bottle, and is produced by Quivira in California. This Thanksgiving wine offers a fruity character, with plenty of balance and polish. There are the subtle flavors of mocha, cherry and sage in this delightful wine.
King Estate Pinot Gris 2007
Bottled in Oregon, the King Estate Pinot Gris retails for about thirteen dollars per bottle. This Thanksgiving wine has some tropical overtones, and also has a noticeable creaminess. The acidity of the wine helps to cut through the flavors of the meal for a nice clean finish.
These are three of the best red wines that you will find for Thanksgiving, though there are many others, at both higher and lower price points.