November 23, 2009

Thankgiving Wines: Sebastiani Russian River Pinot Noir

It was surely a pristine Autumn weekend, and with the slight chill in the air my thoughts immediatley drifted to Thanksgiving. Afterall, no holiday pays tribute to wine and food quite like Turkey Day, and over the weekend I had the opportunity to spend some additional time with family and friends to help weigh out the next selection for our Thanksgiving Wines round-up.

After hosting a progressive tasting, which included a Pinot Grigio, a red blend, Pinot Noir and a Cabernet (items to be reviewed and named later) the unanimous vote went with the Sebastiani Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir.

This Pinot is beautifully crimson and structured offering hints of both cinnamon and spice atop boasting Marachino cherry and red plum aromas which jump out of the glass. The texture is silky and elegant with dark berry flavors and soft tannins.

I can't say there was any real surprise from my end. I personally gravitate toward Pinot since its a fantastic partner with pretty much anything, and even delectable flying solo. Its a natural tie-in with both turkey and all its accompaniments so it was only appropriate I share this find with each of you.

Cost: $28/bottle
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