KANDY 4 Thanksgiving Wines

Champagne France
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JORDAN Cabernet Sauvignon

Alexander Valley

Retail: $59 ABV 13.8%

A perfect wine to enjoy before, during or after your Turkey feast. You may prefer to defer to a Zin to accompany the main course, but this high-end Cabernet is tough to match in pleasing the palate.

WINERY Tasting Notes

Cherry, raspberry and dried herb aromas laced with hints of vanilla and tobacco. The palate has a charming weight and velvety texture filled with intense flavors of black cherries and blackberries, all elevated by a lovely backbone of spice notes from extended aging in French oak barrels. Blackberries and hints of dried herbs linger through the long, spice-kissed finish.

Hall Ranch Zinfandel

Paso Robles

Retail: $19

ABV 15.5%

Fans of the dark meat will love this wine to accompany their meal. It also makes a nice after dinner wine to go along with a chocolate dessert.

WINERY Tasting Notes

A full-bodied wine with a dense core of fresh raspberry and cranberry fruit intertwined with a peppery spice. Soft tannins and moderate acidity nicely balance the robust fruit and cedar spice flavors in this food-friendly wine.

La Crema Chardonnay

Sonoma Coast

Retail: $13 – $23

ABV 13.5%

White meat equals white wine, at least that is what we have been told. If your finances are still tight coming out of the covid shutdown, then consider this mid-priced wine. The high-end retail price point is the 2019 vintage.

WINERY Tasting Notes

Aromas of Meyer lemon, GALA APPLE, and Jasmine are followed by flavors of PEAR, Cara Cara orange, and lemon meringue pie. On the palate, the wine is CONCENTRATED and juicy with a lingering finish.

Champagne Comtesse Gerin Grande Reserve Brut

Champagne, France

Retail: $45

ABV 12%

As a KANDY girl once told us, “Champagne is always the answer”. If your dinner party is pre-gaming on cheese and crackers, liven it up with this fine choice. This year show that you know your wines by bringing a bottle from its namesake, Champagne, France.

WINERY Tasting Notes

A beautiful light gold color with notes of apples and ripe bartlett pears. This dry cuvee is 50% Pinot Meunier, 30% Pinot Noir, and 20% Chardonnay.

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