October 19, 2022 | Priest Ranch
Wines for your Thanksgiving table
Add a Taste of Adventure to Your Thanksgiving Dinner with Perfect Wine Pairings
Since Thanksgiving is a holiday steeped in rich tradition, why not add another layer of agrarian heritage to your setting? With Priest Ranch wines, you can make perfect pairings that will reflect your own pioneering spirit for an unexpected treat that will make your holiday gathering even more enjoyable.
What to Pair with the 2018 Brut Rosé
Kick off the adventure with this celebratory bottle of our 2018 Brut Rosé. With a hint of fruity flavors that meld strawberry, cherry, and peach, the balance and a creamy smooth finish make it a versatile wine to pair with your Thanksgiving meal. You’ll love it alongside a sweet and spicy nut mix as much as you will with an elegant serving of smoked salmon topped with caviar and crème Fraiche. Rich and fatty cuts of charcuterie meats also make a superb way for grazing and sipping as everyone mingles.
What to Pair with 2018 Peacemaker
With its warming aromas of toasted vanilla, cedar, nutmeg, and cinnamon bark, the 2018 Peacemaker is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon full of bright red fruits with a spectacular note of spice. You’ll appreciate it as th
e layers unfold on your palate with each sip, though the proper pairing for it will make it really shine. Naturally, cranberry sauce is a superb match here, but if you’re serving something in lieu of turkey, such as beef or lamb, these fatty meats will match the tannins. Think slow-cooked beef pot roast or rosemary lamb chops, and you’ll be on the right track.
What to Pair with 2018 Snake Oil
Featuring a rich ruby hue, Priest Ranch’s 2018 Snake Oil is complex in aroma with strong tannins that linger, creating a long and silky finish. With hints of blueberry, black cherry, and berry cobbler that beckon from your glass, you may wonder how it can fit in with Thanksgiving dinner.
Interestingly, you can buck the tradition of serving a bottle of white wine with your roasted bird. This Cabernet Sauvignon can make a beautiful pairing if you make a beef broth-based gravy to drizzle onto the turkey as well as those must-have mashed potatoes. Your stuffing can also be a match when you add fresh chopped rosemary, basil, and thyme, along with sauteed onions and smoky bacon.
What to Pair with 2010 Port
Don’t forget to save room for all those Thanksgiving desserts along with the 2010 Port, a fortified wine made in California yet with a taste that evokes a vintage feel. It’s full of bright red fruit on the nose and the taste of sweet cherries and plums, all balanced in sweetness and acidity. Pull out all those fruit pies, from apple to blueberry to cherry, because they will all be a sublime experience. Even your iconic chocolate pie will sing with this delicious way to cap off your Thanksgiving meal.
Of course, drink whatever inspires you to pursue that adventure. All of our wines pair exceptionally well for dealing with those persnickety relatives, too, so pour your favorite into a glass and get into the holiday spirit!