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What Wines to Pair with your Thanksgiving Turkey
November 19, 2020

What Wines to Pair with your Thanksgiving Turkey


Thanksgiving is one of the most important meals of the year, which is why we take a lot of pride in the food and wine pairings of this annual festive feast. We’ve covered the Thanksgiving cheeseboard and Thanksgiving sides wine pairings, and now it’s time to talk turkey! When is comes to finding the best wines to serve with your turkey, try selecting a range of light bodied to full bodied options to pair with your juicy bird.

Let us help you pick the perfect wines to present at your table this year. Wally’s President, Christian Navarro, has chosen his top three wines to pair with our flavorful free-range Heritage Green Circle Rotisserie Turkey. Have this incredible Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go delivered right to our door. Order your Wally’s Thanksgiving Dinner TO-GO here.

2018 Occidental Pinot Noir Freestone-Occidental

Wally's Price: $65

The 2018 Pinot Noir Freestone-Occidental comes mostly from younger vines at the Occidental property but is made with the same attention to detail as the other wines in the portfolio, using free-run juice. Its nose is an aromatic well, offering crushed blueberries, charcuterie, Earl Grey tea leaves, graphite, saline, bitter orange peel and potpourri aromas. In the mouth, it explodes with lush fruits that give way after their initial rush to bitter, citrusy, minerally accents. It has a fine grain, seamless freshness and long, layered finish. It's enjoyable now but will age well over the next five to eight-plus years. -Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate

95+ points, Wine Advocate

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM

2012 Aleksander Red

Wally's Price: $84

Tasted from barrel, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is very promising, revealing a youthfully primary bouquet of currants and plums that's already integrated its new oak. On the palate, it's full-bodied, richly structured and generous, with a sun-kissed core of fruit and a dry, fine-grained finish. A cuve that includes purchased fruit, this is typically a great value. I'm looking forward to seeing it from bottle. -William Kelley, Wine Advocate

90 - 92 points, Wine Advocate

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM

2017 Memento Mori Cabernet Sauvignon Vanitas

Wally's Price: $100

Memento Mori’s latest new release, the 2017 Memento Mori Vanitas Cabernet Sauvignon, is a world exclusive that you will only find at Wally’s. Incorporating fruit from the Beckstoffer Dr. Crane and Las Piedras vineyards as well as Weitz vineyard, Oakville Ranch and Vine Hill Ranch, there are only 55 cases of this rare bottling making this is one of Memento Mori’s most exclusive releases ever. Place your order today and taste along with Christian and Adam to learn the story behind this extremely limited Napa Valley Cabernet. - Geoff Pattinson, Wally’s Wine

92 Points, Wine Enthusiast

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM

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