Tuesday, November 25, 2008

What are you drinking for Thanksgiving?

What are you drinking for Thanksgiving?

Ken Bernards - Owner/Winemaker, Ancien Wines

-2007 Domaine Tempier style Bandol Rose
-2002 Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin
-Anchor Porter while watching the game on TV

Dave Ramey - Owner/Winemaker, Ramey Wine Cellars

-Egly-Ouriet Champagne
-Londer Gewurztraminer
-Scherrer Pinot Noir
-Londer Pinot Noir
-Hirsch Pinot Noir
-2006 Ramey Shanel Vineyard Syrah.

Linda & Leighton Taylor - Owners of Cloud View Vineyard

“As Napa vintners, I suppose we should be chagrined at our list but we drink Napa Valley wines on plenty of occasions (and daily) so I think I'm safe.Our wine of choice at the start of Dinner is a Mendocino white, Navarro (dry) Gewurztraminer. It has nice aromatic fruit, sort of apple-y and evocative of autumnal colors and soft light. Later in the meal we like a really good Pinot Noir, probably Ken Bernard's Ancien (Santa Rita Hills, if we have the choice).
Truthfully though, the drink we will have with our first Thanksgiving dinner of the day will likely be fruit punch or apple juice shared while we help serve Thanksgiving dinner to San Francisco's homeless at St. Vincent de Paul in the Tenderloin.
And you well know that any wine (or beverage) tastes best when enjoyed with friends and family, so we hope all your wine tastes especially wonderful this Thanksgiving! Cheers!”

Jim Clendenen - Owner/Winemaker Au Bon Climat

“I will be celebrating in North Carolina, so I am bringing a bottle of 2005 Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru; if I were at home I would have Gaston Chiquet Champagne.”

Cliff Lede - Owner Cliff Lede Vineyards

“For Canadian Thanksgiving (October 13) I had a 1976 Ausone and a 2006 Radio Coteau Savoy Pinot Noir. For American Thanksgiving I'll pull the cork on a
-1999 Abreu Madrona Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon
-2005 Ramey Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay.”

Dave Phinney - Owner/Winemaker Orin Swift Cellars
-A bottle of Krug Champagne that's in my fridge that someone gave as a gift
-a California Chardonnay
-an Oregon Pinot Noir
-French Grenache

Karen Culler - Owner/Winemaker Culler Wines
"I will drink three wines with turkey
-Roederer Brut Rose from Anderson Valley
-Navarro Gewurztraminer
-Pillow Rd Pinot Noir (by Ladera)
-and probably a Culler Griffin's Lair Syrah for good luck!!”

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