Colossal Reserva is an award-winning red wine that’s full of plum and blackberry flavors, making it an excellent cool-weather choice with grilled meats, flavorful cheeses and the diverse fare of a holiday meal.
This juicy, bourbon-barrel-aged red wine is an excellent choice to accompany pulled pork, ribs or hearty stews and soups. It’s not a cheese and cracker, light-sipping, salad wine. It is so full of rich flavor that it’ll knock your socks off.
Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc is a wine for all seasons, unlike other Sauvignon Blancs that lend themselves to only warm weather drinking.
Fall is the time for rosé — well, so are summer, spring and even winter — and Band of Roses is full of the floral aromas and stone fruit flavors that are perfectly suited for all seasons.
Rodney Strong Sonoma County Chardonnay is lightly oaked with subtle vanilla and baked fruit flavors and apple and lemon aromas, a wine with enough fruit-forward character to make it a good companion for most holiday fare.
Ferrari-Carano 25th anniversary Siena is a dry red blend with complex flavors of plums and cherries and aromas of raspberry jam, maple and bacon (if the tasting notes are to be believed), which makes it an excellent wine to have with Thanksgiving dinner.
Leese-Fitch Pinot Noir, a light, dry red wine with layers of complex fruit flavor, is good to drink any time of year.
Laya, a rich, red wine with aromas and flavors of black fruit and berries, is made primarily from an obscure grape grown in a small wine region in high, arid vineyards in southeastern Spain.
Alamos malbec is a fall wine, a dark, rich drink well-suited to round out autumn’s crisp, cool days and evenings.
There are a number of wines — reds, whites and rosés — that go well with the Thanksgiving dinner, but over the last few years, Pinot Noir has emerged as my favorite red to pair with the traditional feast, and Montes Limited Selection Pinot Noir from Chile is an excellent, inexpensive choice.