Food & Wine: Ideas for how to pair our elegant, high-quality and food-friendly wines with your Thanksgiving feast:
Start with The Grapes of Roth Dry Riesling 2014 by Wölffer Estate paired with Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Soup.
Why: The sweetness of the soup enhances the floral aromas of this wine, extending the wine's vibrant minerality through the finish of the warm creamy soup.
Next try Wölffer Estate White Mischief Chardonnay 2013 with a Roasted Beet Salad topped with crumbled gorgonzola and toasted walnuts.
Why: The oiliness of the salad and salty cheese bring out the freshness of the fruit in this wine. This wild yeast feremented Chardonnay balances the characteristic chardonnay creaminess with lovely acidity, making it a perfect match with the texture of the beets and walnuts.
For the main course, serve Wölffer Estate Fatalis Fatum 2012 with your turkey, stuffing, casseroles, and cranberry sauce.
Why: This Bordeaux-style red blend is complexly layered with well-integrated tannins, which makes a perfect wine for a diverse array of dishes. The salinity of the turkey will bring out the lushness of the Merlot, while the texture of the stuffing will coalesce to the structure of the cabernet sauvignon. The acidity of the cranberry sauce will match the acidity of the petit verdot in the blend, keeping the wine alive and vibrant throughout the meal.
For dessert, you must have the Wölffer Diosa 2013 with fresh berries, pumpkin pie and whipped cream – or all on its own! The Diosa is one of the highest rated wines (94 points) on the East Coast. Made from frozen grapes, the honey and vanilla aromas open to a lush honey texture, for a complete dessert experience.