The LOWER FALLS GUIDE to THANKSGIVING   -  Volume 79

Our own national food-focused Holiday calls out for copious quantities of compelling beverages. After all, some folks could be around your house for a while.

With numerous dishes; aromas and flavors, there is a lot of pairing flexibility. Our preference is to open the chosen bottles at outset and revel in the ensuing gustatory sparks. If there was ever a no rules holiday, Thanksgiving may be it! 

Yes!  We can DELIVER or pre-assemble your order for quicker pick-up!

Festive Starters

Bellussi Prosecco Superiore - A soft, sparkling and totally delicious way to start the party...with fresh squeezed OJ at the tailgate?  $ 16.99

Carr's Farmhouse Cider - Produced in Hadley, this local arrival is appropriately seasonal - fruity and dry, nice level of mouthwatering flavor.  $ 13.99

Gosset Brut Excellence - Impeccable quality from the oldest winegrower in the Champagne region. Come taste a range this Saturday (11/14) 1:30 - 4:30. A steal at $ 39.99.

Whites

(light and dry to full and rich)

Berthier Pouilly Fume 2014 - Taste the purity of Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc - lovely balance, with hints of citrus and minerals - shrimp cocktail?  $ 24.99

Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc 2013 - Fresh notes of melonand a soft texture make this the perfect match for the array of flavors to come.  $ 25.99

FEL Pinot Gris Anderson Valley 2014 - Slightly rounder mouthfeel with perfect fig and melon aromas and flavors. The rich texture stands up to the savory elements. $ 24.99

Xavier Monnot Bourgogne "Les Grandes Coutures" 2012 - From a premiere Meursault producer's 25 year old vines, this Chardonnay showcases the precision Burgundy is know for. Opens nicely with some air. $ 25.99*

Chalk Hill Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2013 - A new bottling from this venerable producer, hints of buttery richness and ripe pear, a total crowd-pleaser. $ 21.99

Ridge Santa Cruz Chardonnay 2012 - Perhaps you'd like the wine to be the focal point of the feast?  Phenomenal richness balanced with bright aciditiy so it does not overpower, great length on the palate, a California classic. $39.99

Rose

(who can resist?)

Red Car Wine Rose of Pinot Noir 2014 - Bone dry, with notes of tangerine and bing cherries, totally refreshing style. Like drinking chilled Pinot Noir! $ 24.99

Les Pallieres 'Au Petite Bonheur' Gigondas Rose 2014 - A more serious expression from the southern Rhone. Grenache and Syrah add some spice and herbal notes to the pink! $ 19.99*

Reds

(light and bright to dark and rich)

Pierre Guillemot Savigny Aux Serpentiere 2013 - The pure expression of Pinot Noir from Burgundy, brilliant red fruits with impeccable balance, finesse and a hint of earthiness. $ 48.99

Horsetail Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2013 - Mikey and Jared Etzel have done it again! Deeper expression with hints of dark cherries and spice. Will really impress the crowd and enhance the feast. $ 32.99*

White Rose Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2012 - A favorite at our recent focus on Pinot tasting, this wowed with its delectable fragrance and silky texture.  $ 39.99

La Bruja De Rozas Vino de Madrid 2014 - Take a side trip to Spain with this classical expression of Garnacha. Our staff thought this would be an excellent pairing - lots of bright fruit, with a stony dry finish. Branch out! $ 26.99

Ch. Villemaurine Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2011 - Regal blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc from the dramatic plateau of Saint-Emilion. Lovely aromatics, deep red fruit and mild hints of spice. $ 39.99

Katherine Goldschmidt Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2012 Clearly a new favorite amongst all of our Cabernet lovers, this has the deep, dark fruit and smooth flavors this region is known for.  Strong value at $21.99.

Hedges Red Mountain 2011 - An old friend from Washington State, it has textbook depth and structure that we all love. The layers and complexity will impress even a 'wine geek'. $ 29.99

Neyers Sage Canyon 2013 - A delicious Rhone style blend from our longtime friend 'Uncle Bruce'. Old vines provide bold fruit with notes of spice and herbs. This red will stand up to all the flavors of the feast! $ 24.99

Trig Point The Railyard Zinfandel 2013 - The perfect amount of ripeness to work with the bird. A lusty new find and Zin is perfect with this meal. $ 19.99

Sweet Treats

Marenco Brachetto d'Acqui 2014 - Affectionatley referred to as 'red Moscato'. Sweet and semi-carbonated, low in alcohol, a perfect way to wake up your sated palate. $ 24.99

Chateau Partarrieu Sauternes 2011 - A lovely 'drinkable' Sauternes to end the meal. Classic richness, perfect after desert. $ 27.99

Lingering guests

Eagle Rare 10 Year Bourbon - As it gets harder to find ten year old Bourbon, this classic stands out, just right amount of sweetness and a very long finish. $34.99

Glenfarclas 17 Year Whisky - One of our favorite Highland Scotches, honey and orange notes, super smooth. A dramatic departure. $96.99

Hibiki Japanese Harmony - Not on the Japanese Whiskey train yet? A most welcome introduction is at hand, slightly sweeter, quite floral and medium bodied. $61.99

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Mix and match wines for quantity discounts

*denotes wines already discounted, no further discounts apply.

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