With Thanksgiving nearly upon us, we're ready for a drink. Mélisse's Matthew Luczy—one of two Sommelier Award winners in California this year—has four wine pairing recommendations to elevate your Thanksgiving feast. Find Luczy's Thanksgiving wine collection and Mélisse's wine collection at Wine Access.
2017 Ashes & Diamonds Sauvignon Blanc
Dish Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad
Wine 2017 Ashes & Diamonds Sauvignon Blanc ($45)
Tasting Notes From Wine Access "Expressive and attractive with a luminous platinum-green core. Aromas are led by Sicilian lemon peel, chamomile, and chervil complemented by honey and crushed limestone. The mouthfeel is crisp, with mineral-rich flavors plus citrus and fresh herbs. Bright acidity drives the long finish. Drink now-2024."
2018 Domaine des Baumard Savennières
Dish Roasted carrots with ricotta
Wine 2018 Domaine des Baumard Savennieres ($35)
Tasting Notes From Wine Access "Pale lemon color with a bright intensity. Asian pear, yellow flower, lime zest, and fresh herbal aromas are underpinned by classic Chenin Blanc hints of lanolin and damp earth. Bone dry and focused, it’s not big in stature, but it’s densely packed. Flavors of yellow apple and honeydew are complemented by complex tones of earth and herbs, finishing with a mouthwatering crescendo and a light touch of salinity. A classic Savennières, expect it to gain even more depth with a few more years in bottle. Drink now-2029."
2018 Domaine de la Chanteleuserie Cuvée Beauvais Bourgueil Loire Valley
Tasting Notes From Wine Access "Deep, glass staining purple in color. Beautifully floral nose of dried cranberry and raspberry, violets, tea leaf, and fresh herbs. It opens with tart cherry and berries, followed by herbal notes of fresh Provençal herbs and tobacco leaf. Light bodied and lithe, the mouthwatering acidity draws the wine into a taut focus. The finish lingers on a subtle grip to the tannins, with notions of stony minerals. This is a beautiful example of cool-climate Cabernet Franc. Drink now-2028."
2014 Tokaj Oremus Tokaji Aszú 3 Puttonyos Tokaj Hungary
Dish Tarte tatin
Tasting Notes From Wine Access "A deep and inviting golden color in the glass. Attractive aromas are led by citrus blossom and apricot preserve, supported by layers of lemon peel and savory spice. The mouthfeel is decadent, yet vibrant and mouthwatering with flavors of honey balanced by enticing acidity and spice. A delicious example of one of the highest quality Tokaji producers. Drink now-2030."
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