Varietal: Pinot Noir
Region: California – Russian River Valley – USA
Cost: $15 – $20
Aromas of cherry and red currant lead into a light, smooth wine with excellent acid and very subtle tannins. Pair with pork, chicken, lamb, or salmon.
Recommendations: I had picked out several bottles of Pinot Noir for Thanksgiving, but this is the bottle that actually got opened during the feast of Turkey Day. The wine itself was very light, with a good bit of fruit flavor that went very well with the turkey, ham, and various sides we had for dinner.
The best part of the wine was the tannins though. Smooth and subtle, this wine was the perfect pairing for our Thanksgiving meal. Kenwood Vineyards recommends pairing this with pork, and I imagine this wine would go great with a pork tenderloin.
Either way, this is a great wine and certainly one worth picking up again for a Christmas dinner with similar food offerings.