Some Tips on Pinot Noir for Thanksgiving Dinner
Last week, the Wall St. Journal's Tastings column by Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher features a list of pinot noirs they recommend for Thanksgiving dinner.
While they personally say they prefer a great aged Cabernet Sauvignon with their turkey, many folks prefer the lighter Pinot Noir. They note that "Pinot Noir, at its best, has elegant, sometimes earthy tastes that would pair well with Thanksgiving dinner without adding yet another big, challenging taste to the table."
What's on their list? (Click here for the complete article):
- Au Bon Climat 2007
- Domaine Serene 'Evenstad Reserve' 2006
- Robert Mondavi Winery 2007 (2008 shown)
- Erath Winery 2007
- La Crema 2007 Sonoma Coast
- WillaKenzie Estate 'Estate Cuvée' 2007
We're also partial to the Navarro Pinot Noir Méthode à l'Ancienne from the Anderson Valley in Mendocino county. Navarro is one of our favorite wineries and their Pinot is a delight! Enjoy!
Are you doing the cooking the turkey this Thanksgiving and looking for a great recipe? Be sure to checkout our all-time most popular recipe: Scott's High Heat Upside-Down Roast Turkey Recipe!
Looking for something other than turkey? Here's another all-time favorite: Scott's 'Lazy-S' Easy Oven-Roasted Tri-Tips!