With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I am often asked what kind of wine goes best with the multitude of courses and the great variety of foods served. With so many wine options out there, it may seem a daunting task. Do you bring a red, a white, perhaps a rose? Should it be dry, crisp, sparkling, fruity, sweet or all the above?
If I had to choose just one, my suggestion would be Pinot Noir.
Pinot Noir tends to be of light to medium body with aromas and tastes of black cherry, red cherry, raspberry, cinnamon along with cola notes. A great example of this would be the 2009 Bethel Heights Vineyard Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley in Oregon which is featured on the NYY Steak wine list. With hints of pretty raspberry, red cherry, floral aromas and a lingering, sleek finish, it is a perfect accompaniment to any thanksgiving feast. And at a suggested retail price of $28, it is a fantastic value.
Wine Director NYY Steak