Sunday, November 18, 2007

Thanksgiving Wine Recommendations

Over at Domaine 547, they are selling wine blogger selected wine packs. I loved the idea so much, I decided to put a local Santa Barbara county spin on Brooklynguy's Loire Valley selections. I'm recommending two wine bargains for thanksgiving.

White: Foxen's 2005 Chenin Blanc Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard "Old Vines"Santa Maria Valley ($20). Lovely acidity, notes of pear, and nice touch of honeysuckle on the palate.

Red: Carr Vineyards 2004 Cab Franc Santa Ynez Valley($22) I just had this recently at Bellavino and it is just delicious. Lots of cherry, chocolate and just yummy. Hopefully they are selling it at their shop by the bottle. I need to pick up a bottle or two.

These two wines are a bargain and great local finds. I hope our turkey comes out as good as last year. ( see picture) We seasoned him up with salt, pepper and shoved, I mean massaged gently, a blend of thyme, sage, and butter under the skin before roasting. This way I don't have to bother basting. To keep it moist,the secret is to use aluminum foil on the turkey breast till the last hour of cooking.


SB Wine Advocate said...

Thanks Jill for the mention and encouragement over at Domaine 547.
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