Wine of the Week: Thanksgiving wine recommendations
by Scott Greenberg, WTOP
“Nothing begins any holiday meal better than bubbles.
The sparkling wine we’re serving this year is both affordable and American. The 2014 Argyle Vintage Brut hails from the Willamette Valley region of Oregon. Pinot Noir is the dominant player in this blend, with supporting roles played by chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. It is crisp and refreshing and definitely the right way to get the evening started on a festive note. The wine expresses generous aromas of red apple, apricot and candied orange rind, with scents of graham cracker. Lush flavors coat the palate with cantaloupe, peach, a hint of vanilla and roasted almonds. The crisp acidity gives way to a floral, honeyed finish.”