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Accolades for Late Harvest & Dessert

2010 Lt Harvest Riesling a Holiday Dinner Recommendation

"...delicious...incredibly aromatic...Drink up!"

Sean P Sullivan, Washington Wine Report, November 26 2013

Northwest Thanksgiving Recommendations Under $25

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Well everyone, another Thanksgiving is almost here. As I’ve written before, I suggest not getting too stressed out about pairing wines with Thanksgiving dishes. The variety of dishes that are being served & the assortment of guests mean that one size won’t fit all. The best approach is therefore to have a wide variety of wines at the table.

I also don’t believe in breaking the budget for Thanksgiving. Given the large number of people coming over, leave the trophy wines for after dinner or another day. Go with wines that you won’t cry if Uncle Phil pours a 1/2 bottle into his glass & glugs it down without a second thought. But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice quality.

Given these considerations, here are a handful of wines to think about from the Pacific Northwest…

…For dessert, the Northwest is making an increasing number of quality wines of late…In terms of late harvest wines Forgeron Cellars still has some of its delicious 2010 Late Harvest Riesling left (review here: 4/5 Stars (Excellent) "An incredibly aromatic wine with apricot, citrus, & pear syrup. The palate is full & rich, beautifully balanced with acidity & full of pear flavors. 100% Riesling. Dionysus Vineyard. Fermented & aged in stainless…"). Drink up!

Whatever you open up this Thursday – & feel free to comment below or on Facebook with what it’s going to be - I wish you, your family & friends a very happy Thanksgiving!

Sean P Sullivan, Washington Wine Report, November 26 2013