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.

1 Comments:

SB Wine Advocate said...

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