Riesling with your turkey, says The Sacramento Bee

The Sacramento Bee recommends our Riesling with your turkey:

For Thanksgiving, pour what you, your guests will like

BY MIKE DUNNE, November 18, 2014

Summer wasn’t even over before the most popular wine question of fall popped up: What wine do you serve at the Thanksgiving feast?….my usual answer: Set the table with whatever wine you like and whatever you expect your guests will like….One complication of the Thanksgiving table is that no one varietal or style of wine will fit either the range of dishes or the diversity of the guest list. However … my Thanksgiving table won’t likely be set without a bottle of pinot noir, a bottle of riesling and a bottle of zinfandel. The first two are the most adaptable and appropriate varietals for just about any meal.


Smith-Madrone 2012 Spring Mountain District Riesling: …a producer that can be relied upon year after year to turn out riesling of character and balance. …it carries its .41 percent residual sugar with aplomb, coming off tasting dry thanks to its bracing acidity. Its flavors of tropical fruits, peaches and apples will be right at home with the rich range of the Thanksgiving meal.



Author: corkingnapa

Julie Ann Kodmur is a second-generation Californian who was born in San Francisco and grew up in La Jolla. As an eighth grader she was the runner-up in the state spelling bee. She’s lived in Italy and New York and now lives in the Napa Valley with her family. She is a marketing and publicity consultant in the wine industry. Her business life can be seen at http://www.julieannkodmur.com. This is the home for the overflow. The ‘title’ is a reference to a sculpture honoring an Argentinean journalist who practiced his craft in the 1930s before literally dying for his words. No such drama here, just hopefully some provocative fun.

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