Wine for the Big Day: Three Recommendations

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Shopping for a few last-minute Thanksgiving wines? Here’s three delicious selections that will partner beautifully with your big turkey dinner – and they’re all about $20.
 
Scharffenberger Cellars Brut Non Vintage
This crisp, lively bubbly is a blend of 65% Pinot noir and 35% Chardonnay. It’s a luscious tumble of vivacious flavors – I picked up some plummy/apricot-y fruit notes, a hint of vanilla and a subtle nuttiness.

Edna Valley Vineyard 2008 Pinot Noir Paragon Vineyard
Spicy, delicate, and complex, this Pinot is a dazzler. I relished its soft raspberry and cherry flavors, and discerned a touch of cinnamon-vanilla in the background. It also had a lovely violet-floral bouquet.

Clos Du Val 2007 Napa Valley Chardonnay
This brightly-flavored, appealing Chardonnay bursts with apple-quince flavors and a gentle touch of oak.