Thanksgiving is a favorite time of year. Harvest days have come to a close, the days are shorter and the holiday season is upon us. As fall turns to winter, the long, warm days of sipping Sauvignon Blanc and Rose on the patio turn to cold evenings by the fireplace, drinking richer whites as well as concentrated red wines. It’s a time when all of us foodies thrive on entertaining and look to our best recipes with perfectly paired wines. This season, Clif Family Winery has just the package for you – a wine to pair with each course!
2014 Bici White Rhone Blend – this spicy and rich white wine is a blend of 68% Marsanne, 17% Rousanne and 15% Viognier. Its light golden color comes with spiced pear and creamy nuttiness, the perfect pair to a festive kale salad with goat cheese and cranberries, or a charcuterie plate with spicy meats and tasty cheeses.
2014 Gary’s Improv Zinfandel – one of our signature red wines, Gary’s Improv is a classic Zinfandel made from 101 year old vines in the heart of the Howell Mountain AVA. White pepper, bright raspberry, sweet herbs, pomegranate and blackberry – the perfect accompaniment to your overflowing plate of roasted turkey, spiced yams and herbed stuffing.
2014 The Climber – a Bordeaux blend of 53% Merlot and 47% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, this winter red is the perfect finish to your holiday meal, alongside a blueberry or pecan pie.
With that, we wish you all the best on this Thanksgiving holiday. May your table be overflowing with delicious food, great wine, and good company!