Let's quote Shakespeare this year, as we give thanks for a holiday that hopefully marks the end of a long journey: "The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together." What better sentiments to keep in mind this year?
So enjoy the holiday, and especially these Thanksgiving wine 2021 suggestions. The blog’s guidelines for holiday wine buying are here.
• Loess Gruüner Veltliner 2020 ($14/1-liter, sample, 12%): This Austrian white -- a varietal that I usually find much overrated -- is a Hall of Fame candidate. It's very fresh and almost spritzy, with lime zest, a hint of oiliness, some pepper, and a juicy finish. Highly recommended; the catch is that it might be difficult to find. Imported by Gonzalez Byass
• Mionetto Rose Extra Dry NV ($12, sample, 11.5%): A fine example of Prosecco -- not too sweet and with a surprising amount of berry fruit. The bubbles are a bit soft, but that isn't a problem. Serve will chilled. Imported by Freixenet Mionetto USA
• Silk & Spice 2018 ($12, sample, 13%): This Portuguese red blend is one more fine value from that country. Yes, there may be a little winemaking going on, but it otherwise tastes as it should -- fresh, but Portuguese, with very noticeable acidity in the back and lots of juicy black fruit . Imported by Evaton
• Chateau de Campuget Rose 2020 ($11, purchased, 13%): This French pink has long been one of the WC's favorites, and the 2020 is equally spot on. It's fresh and fruity (red berries), with a bit of garrigue, and very French. Well worth the extra couple of dollars compared to the La Viellie. Imported by Dreyfus Ashby
More about Thanksgiving wine:
• Thanksgiving wine 2020
• Thanksgiving wine 2019
• Thanksgiving wine 2018
• Wine of the week: Scaia Garganega Chardonnay 2020
• Expensive wine 146: Smith-Madrone Riesling 2017