Here it comes, everyone! Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and your table isn’t going to be fully set unless you have some of these fabulous wines sitting next to your turkey. Aunt Mary Ann and Uncle Will might even enjoy them so much that they’ll stop fighting long enough to enjoy the cranberry sauce!
Turning Tide Pinot Noir 2019
(Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Willamette Valley, Oregon) ($44.99 / bottle)
Sourced exclusively from the Sojeau Vineyard. Their vines are rooted in volcanic soils in the Eola-Amity Hills appellation where warm days are tempered by swift-moving cool evening breezes ushered in through the Van Duzer Corridor. Aged in 70% neutral and 30% new French Burgundian oak barrels. This helps create a lifted, bright Pinot Noir with a velvety texture. Environmentally conscious and organically farmed.
Turning Tide Chardonnay 2019
(Santa Rita Hills, California)($27.99/bottle)
Sourced from the Donnachadh vineyard on the Santa Rosa Hills and John Sebastiano Vineyard at the base of the Purisima Hills, close to the Pacific Ocean with ample fog and wind. The grapes picked in the early dawn hours to preserve freshness and flavor are whole-cluster pressed, barrel-fermented in an underground cave, and aged in large neutral oak puncheons, delivering a supple wine with bright natural acidity. The wine is then aged in 90% neutral and 10% new French Burgundian oak barrels for eight months with limited sulfur additions, resulting in a generously ripe wine with ample acidity and pleasant minerality. Environmentally conscious and organically farmed.
Crocker & Starr Sauvignon Blanc 2021
(St. Helena AVA, Napa Valley, California) ($36.99/bottle)
This has always been a favorite at Gentiles; from the very first time we met Pam Starr and her stunning Sauvignon Blanc we were in love. (Honestly, that was before our time but we've heard the stories.) Fermented and aged for 9 months in stainless-steel barrels, cement eggs, and French oak. Layered aromatics of ripe mandarin, lychee, and stone fruit entice the nose while flavors of lemon curd, white peach, and freshly picked melon burst across the palate. Vibrant acid and creamy texture create a harmonious mouthfeel that begs for another sip. An absolute classic.
E. Guigal Tavel Rosé 2021
(Tavel AOC, Southern Rhone, France)
There’s simply nothing more appropriate than an elegant Tavel rosé during the holiday season. Tavel is the premier rosé of France: fruity but well-structured with balanced acidity and true finesse. 60% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 10% Clairette, 10% Syrah, 5% etc. Guigal is well known to be a consistently exceptional producer and their Tavel is representative of this. There’s a reason that we’ve been talking about rosé being a year-round wine: this is it.
E-mail us if you'd like anything ordered for you to enjoy. Don't forget that we offer a 10% discount on 6 or more bottles (as always!). Thanks everyone and have a safe and happy holiday season. You’ll be hearing from us again soon. Christmas is just around the corner and we, naturally, have opinions…
Bobby & Lauren
Gentile's The Wine Sellers