THIS LIMITED TIME OFFER IS NOW EXPIRED! Sign up below to make sure you get the next one. Learn more about our winery direct INSIDER DEALS here. It's back! Drink a little bit of history (and save 45% doing it) with the Onesta Cinsault. Made from the oldest Cinsault vineyard in … [Read more...]
Thanksgiving Wine! The Best Wines for Thanksgiving 2023
"What are the best wines for Thanksgiving?" It's a question we get asked a lot. The great thing is that there's no one perfect wine -- there are lots of picks that will do the job, but pairing a wine with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and more is no easy task either.
In this list we gather some of our very favorite Thanksgiving wines from over the last few years. We cover everything from the obvious (Pinot Noir and Riesling) to the not so obvious (Rosé, Sangiovese and Tempranillo) to the mostly unknown (Cinsault and Zweigelt). From reds to whites to rosés to sparkling wines to even a few dessert wines we highlight the wines that should be gracing your table in our best Thanksgiving wines list.
Thanksgiving is also a great time to splurge on an over $20 wine if you are so inclined. While our list is jam-packed with under $20 picks, we've also included a number of our very favorites over $20. There's something for everyone here. And to make things even easier, instead of scrolling through the list below you can simply sign up for our free special report detailing all our favorites.
In addition, we've tried to include wines from all of the top retailers (like Costco, Trader Joe's and Aldi) as well as those widely available bottles that should be able to be found just about anywhere.
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One last note before you dive into our recommendations - always remember rule #2 of our Ten Tenets of Reverse Wine Snobbery. If Moscato or good old Cabernet makes you happy, don't worry if it's not on our list, drink what you like (especially on Thanksgiving)!
Read on for our list of The Best Thanksgiving Wines!
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Kirkland Signature Rioja Reserva - Costco Scores Again?
Revisiting the latest vintage of this real deal Rioja Reserva aged 30 months in oak barrels, the Kirkland Signature Rioja Reserva. 100% Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain. The wine is aged 30 months in oak barrels and another 6 months in bottle before release. … [Read more...]
INSIDER DEAL! Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé - Level Up!
THIS LIMITED TIME OFFER IS NOW EXPIRED! Sign up below to make sure you get the next one. Learn more about our winery direct INSIDER DEALS here. This instantly refreshing and infinitely food friendly German rosé from Ernst Loosen is back and now just $10 a bottle. The Villa … [Read more...]
Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel - A Consistent Crowd-Pleaser
A Sonoma County classic, we review the Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel available widely including at many Costco locations. 86% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah, 2% Alicante Bouschet and 2% mixed reds from vineyards across Sonoma County including Sonoma Valley, Russian River Valley, … [Read more...]
Pontificis GSM - A GSM Blend for the Masses
Another consistently good Trader Joe's pick, the Pontificis GSM. 45% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre from several different areas in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. This includes Tautavel (Grenache and Syrah), the Herault Plain (Syrah), Puicheric which … [Read more...]
Basilica Cafaggio Single Estate Chianti Classico - The Best $10 Chianti Classico?
Revisiting a favorite Costco find! The Basilica Cafaggio Single Estate Chianti Classico. 100% Sangiovese from vineyards in Panzano within the Chianti Classico zone in Tuscany, Italy. The wine is aged in Slavonian oak for 12 months. … [Read more...]
Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Superieur - A Bordeaux Bargain From Costco
Is it still quite the find at only $6.99? We check out the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Superieur. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot from Bordeaux, France. It is aged in French oak for 12 months. … [Read more...]
Lucien Albrecht Crémant d'Alsace Brut Rosé - Strawberry Fields Forever
Bubbly makes everything better, especially if it's the Lucien Albrecht Crémant d'Alsace Brut Rosé. 100% Pinot Noir Rosé from Alsace, France. This sparkling wine is made in the methode traditionnelle (the same as Champagne) where the wine undergoes a secondary fermentation … [Read more...]
Kirkland Signature Gigondas - Authentically Good
A solidly satisfying Southern Rhone bargain from Costco, we check out the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Gigondas, now a Bulk Buy! 85% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre from Gigondas, Southern Rhone Valley, France. … [Read more...]
Foggy Veil Santa Barbara County Red Wine – Clearly Tasty
A nice Syrah and Grenache blend from Trader Joe's, we check out the latest vintage of the Foggy Veil Santa Barbara County Red Wine. 77% Syrah and 23% Grenache from Santa Barbara County, California. The wine was aged in oak for an unspecified amount of time. … [Read more...]
INSIDER DEAL! Pedroncelli Mother Clone Zinfandel – Hit The Mother Lode
THIS LIMITED TIME OFFER IS NOW EXPIRED! Sign up below to make sure you get the next one. Learn more about our winery direct INSIDER DEALS here. One of our most popular Insider Deals of all-time is back in time for Christmas! From one of the original Dry Creek Valley wineries, … [Read more...]
Kirkland Signature Russian River Valley Pinot Noir – Solid
Pretty tasty Pinot for just $13, we check out the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Russian River Valley Pinot Noir from Costco. Pinot Noir from Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California. … [Read more...]
Yalumba Y Series Viognier - A Steal
A lovely find for as low as $10, the highly recommended Yalumba Y Series Viognier. It also makes a great Thanksgiving pick for the white wine lovers. 100% Viognier from South Australia. The wine is fermented and aged briefly in stainless steel. It has just 1.2 g/L of … [Read more...]
Kirkland Signature Brunello di Montalcino – True To Form
After the big changes last year, Costco keeps the (very good) status quo for the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. Check out our full review below. 100% Sangiovese from Montalcino, Italy. The wine was aged for at least 2 years in oak … [Read more...]
El Enemigo Cabernet Franc - Substantial
A wine you can really sink your teeth into! We check out the latest vintage of the deep, dark and absolutely delicious El Enemigo Cabernet Franc, available at a great Costco price. 92% Cabernet Franc and 8% Malbec from vineyards at around 4,700 feet of elevation in … [Read more...]
INSIDER DEAL! Darn Near Perfect Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel
THIS DEAL IS NOW EXPIRED! Sign up below to make sure you get the next one. Learn more about our winery direct INSIDER DEALS here. Save 43% on the Perfect 10 Denier-Handal Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel. Only 154 cases produced! … [Read more...]
INSIDER DEAL! SAVE $29 a Bottle on Gorgeous Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir
THIS DEAL IS NOW SOLD OUT! Sign up below to make sure you get the next one. Learn more about our winery direct INSIDER DEALS here. 94-points. Don't miss our 59% discount on the Perfect 10 Wrath KW Ranch Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir. Ends Sunday at midnight. Have we … [Read more...]
Elyse Winery Zinfandels - A Trio of Splurgeworthy Zins
We review the Elyse Winery Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, the Elyse Winery Morisoli Vineyard Zinfandel from Rutherford, Napa Valley and the Elyse Winery Korte Ranch Vineyard Zinfandel from St. Helena, Napa Valley. Today we're going to take a look at three small production, … [Read more...]
Kirkland Signature Cotes du Rhone Villages - A Whole Lot of Complexity For $7
The best value in all of the Costco Kirkland Signature wines? We check out the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Cotes du Rhone Villages. A blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre from Cotes du Rhone Villages, France. … [Read more...]
INSIDER DEAL! Peterson Vignobles Red Wine - A Perfect 10
THIS LIMITED TIME OFFER IS NOW EXPIRED! Sign up below to make sure you get the next one. Learn more about our winery direct INSIDER DEALS here. Don't miss your last chance for this Perfect 10 (94+ point), 150 case, Rhone-style beauty from Dry Creek Valley. Insider Deal … [Read more...]
Hahn California Pinot Noir - A Solid Pinot At A Bargain Price
A decade later, we revisit a favorite bargain Pinot Noir pick, the Hahn California Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir primarily from the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County, California. The wine spends 7 months in 30% new French oak. … [Read more...]
Kirkland Signature Toscana - Still Sensational?
We check out the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Toscana from Costco. The 2019 vintage does not specify the blend but I imagine it is similar to the 2018 which was 75% Sangiovese, 22% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is from Tuscany, Italy. … [Read more...]
Hampton Water Rosé - Good Medicine
Bon Jovi plus Gerard Bertrand equals a delicious dry rosé? We review the Hampton Water Rosé, available widely including at many Costco locations. A rosé blend of 60% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 15% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah from Languedoc, France. A portion of the wine is aged … [Read more...]
Marietta Old Vine Red Lot Number 73 Review
We check out this popular Zinfandel based red blend, the Marietta Old Vine Red OVR Lot 73. A multi-vintage blend (thus the lot number instead of a vintage year) of predominantly Zinfandel from California. 60% of the wine is aged in neutral barrels with the other 40% in … [Read more...]
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