Thanksgiving Wines for Less Than $15
November 15, 2012
Fetzer Crimson Red Blend
The newest offering from Fetzer, the blend of syrah, zinfandel, cabernet sauvignon, and petite sirah, has a pronounced oak profile and tons of aromatics. For a mere $10, you can keep the red wine coming all night long.
Fetzer Quartz White Blend
The counterpart to the Fetzer Crimson Red Blend, it has the body of a chardonnay with notes of the riesling, gewurztraminer, and pinot grigio. It's a floral and spicy wine all at once. Again, just $10 — a winning price.
Las Rocas 2009 Garnacha
This vibrant red has everything you need for a decadent day of desserts — dark cherry and blackberry aromas, plus oak and round tannins to balance it out. At $15, it's available nationwide.
Jaillance Cremant de Bordeaux
Start the day off right with a sparkling wine; the aromatic notes of wild flowers and wild strawberries are fit for a Turkey Day celebration. For $15.99 (we know it's over, but it's only 99 cents), you'll have a party fit for both your riche nouveau and budget-busting friends.
Dark Horse Cabernet Sauvignon
From winemaker Beth Liston, this locally sourced wine from California has bold blackberry and dark cherry flavors. The wine was ultra-filtered to remove bitterness and refine the tannins, still leaving behind an espresso-like finish. Perfect for après-dessert, the wine can be found at Trader Joe's for $11.
Dark Horse Chardonnay
Also at Trader Joe's for $11, the chardonnay is creamy and sweet and keeping with a chard's full body. You'll notice the baked apple and pear flavors right off the bat (easily paired with your apple pies), with a spicy yet smooth finish.
Thorny Rose Cabernet Sauvignon
At $11, you really can't beat Thorny Rose's cab offering. With hints of blackberry, strawberry, and cherry, there's still a spice to the Washington wine that lends itself to your Thanksgiving dinners.
Thorny Rose Chardonnay
The Thorny Rose chardonnay still has the creamy body, with notes of citrus, apples, and pears. Another $11 bargain you can't beat.
Martín Códax Albariño
While chardonnay is typically the Thanksgiving white wine of choice, this bright, acidic wine is a great pair for fish and seafood dishes at the table. Sold for $15, the dry, full-bodied wine also has notes of passion fruit and pear.