Wine 1 minute 22 November 2021

Thanksgiving Wine Recommendations From Two MICHELIN Star Mélisse

Mélisse wine director Matthew Luczy recommends four wines from Wine Access for Thanksgiving dinner.

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.

Shaved brussels sprout salad. Photo © OlgaLepeshkina/iStock
Shaved brussels sprout salad. Photo © OlgaLepeshkina/iStock
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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."

Roasted carrots. Photo © ClarkandCompany/iStock
Roasted carrots. Photo © ClarkandCompany/iStock

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."

Turkey roast. Photo © mphillips007/iStock
Turkey roast. Photo © mphillips007/iStock
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2018 Domaine de la Chanteleuserie Cuvée Beauvais Bourgueil Loire Valley

Dish Turkey

Wine 2018 Domaine de la Chanteleuserie Cuvee Beauvais Bourgueil Loire Valley ($22)

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."

Tarte tatin. Photo © Michelin
Tarte tatin. Photo © Michelin

2014 Tokaj Oremus Tokaji Aszú 3 Puttonyos Tokaj Hungary

Dish Tarte tatin

Wine 2014 Tokaj Oremus Tokaji Aszú 3 Puttonyos Tokaj Hungary ($50)

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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