Not to be all nationalist (though nothing wrong with that unless you are storming a capitol building), but Thanksgiving presents an unparalleled showcase for terrific American wines to shine. Here are a few to try that are reliable performers for the many diverse flavors and textures on the holiday table.
Roses are the consummate diplomat for Thanksgiving
Evening Land Vineyards “Seven Springs” Rose of Pinot Noir 2021, Eola-Amity Hills, Ore. From noted sommelier and author Raj Parr, this dry rose smacks of grapefruit, tart baby strawberries, fresh cherries and a line of saline. Full of charm; sip before dinner or with turkey.
Sullivan Rutherford Estate Rose 2021, Napa. Dry with raspberry flavors but melon notes push this a bit toward the tropical fruit side of the taste spectrum, this otherwise shows savory brush and herbs like lavender.