Chateau de Chamboreau Savennieres 2004
District Opening Night

Thanksgiving Suggestions

Avinyo Cava

Extended aging on the lees makes this reserve cava crisper, fuller, and creamier.  It also has hints of toasted nuts under the aromas of citrus and pear.  This is a complex intriguing sparkler that could pass as a champagne if you closed your eyes.  The flavors are perfect to pair with Turkey and the effervescence will remove the fat and grease of gravy from your mouth.  This is under $20 and available at the Old Port Wine Merchant, Provisions, the Rosemont Market in Yarmouth, and I'll be showing at my tasting at the Freeport Cheese and Wine shop on Friday the 19.

Sybille Kuntz Estate Riesling Trocken 2008

This is a beautiful balanced dry German Riesling, biodynamic, and made by a woman wine maker.  This is NOT SWEET!  But it does have ripe fruit, powerful acidity and minerality, and a touch of spice.  If you like serious Loire whites you'll probably love this.  This is an ideal white wine for Turkey or ham.  It's under $25 and available at Browne Trading, Rosemont in Yarmouth, Provisions in Brunswick, and this will also be at the Freeport tasting.

Erste & Neue Pinot Nero 2009 

This Italian Alpine Pinot Noir is smooth, has ripe bright fruit, and a hint of smoke to it.  This is excellent with turkey and leaner cuts of pork.  Snag this for under $20 at the Rosemont Markets, Browne Trading, or the Freeport Cheese and Wine Shop

Le Mas des Flauzieres Gigondas 2008 Four Danuga

This Gigondas is a Grenache based Rhone blend that's bigger and sees some oak aging.  It's more powerful than the Pinots and has more pepper, earth, and a touch of sweet vanilla from the oak on the finish.  This is right about $20 and is a good choice for hams, pork roasts, and turkey if you simply prefer something bigger than Pinot Noir.  This can be found at the Freeport Cheese and Wine Shop or the Rosemont on Munjoy Hill.

Domaine de Grisy Bourgogne Rouge 2008

Perhaps you'd like something brighter, lively, and not too heavy?  A red that keeps drawing you back for another sip, but doesn't tire your palate out?  Look no further than the Domaine de Grisy.  This is bright racy Pinot Noir at it's best.  This is priced in the mid teens and is available at the Rosemonts, Freeport, Provisions, BlackCherry Provisions in Falmouth, Browne Trading, and Aurora Provisions in Portland

If you have any questions, Please ask!  eswain@maine.rr.com

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Sheri Jorden

The Grisy is also at the Wine Seller in Rockland!

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