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10 Wines For Thanksgiving

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When it comes to turkey, you want a wine that's juicy and mouth-watering since the bird can be a little dry (at least, at our house, it is). You also want lots of berry flavour to mix and match with the side dishes, such as cranberry sauce, stuffing and mashed potatoes. Here are 10 gobbling good wines to try for Thanksgiving.

Domaine Lafage Cuvée Centenaire 2011
A.C., Côtes Du Roussillon, Midi, France

A gloriously aromatic white wine with aromas of peach blossom and Asian pear. Mouth-watering acidity for seafood and chicken dishes. Medium-bodied and perfectly balanced. Food pairings: seafood. Alcohol: 14% Sweetness: Extra Dry 750 ml Drink: 2013‐2017 Scrumptious Seafood Wine Best Value White Wine Price: $17.95 Score: 92/100 LCBO: 343491

Klevener De Heiligenstein Medaillé 2011
A.C., Alsace, France

Lovely peach and pear notes with just detectable fruit sweetness that's perfectly balanced with acidity for Asian dishes and curries. Super tasty! Food pairings: pork tenderloin, grilled chicken thighs, sausages and sauerkraut. Alcohol: 13.5% Sweetness: Dry 750 ml Drink: 2013‐2017 Spectacular Spicy Wine Top Rated White Wine Price: $18.95 Score: 91/100 LCBO: 350272

Graham Beck The Game Reserve Chardonnay 2010
W.O., Robertson, South Africa

Full-bodied and rich with delicious layers of green apple and butterscotch smoke from toasty oak. Great price. Perfect for roast chicken. Alcohol: 14% Sweetness: Extra Dry 750 ml Drink: 2013‐2916 Charming Chicken Wine Best Value White Wine Price: $16.95 Score: 90/100 LCBO: 337592

Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2011
Napa Valley, California, United States

Full-bodied white wine with generous aromas and flavours of green apple, butterscotch and smoke. Layered and complex. A chardonnay for chardonnay lovers. Perfect for roast chicken or turkey. Alcohol: 13.5% Sweetness: Extra Dry 750 ml Drink: 2013‐2018 Gorgeous Gift Wine Top Rated White Wine Price: $67.95 Score: 96/100 LCBO: 45583

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia
Luscious and rich with cassis, fleshy blackberry and blackcurrant. Absolutely classic with a long finish. Tremendous quality for the price. There's some seductive anise and dark spice on the long finish. The bold wine has longevity, not only for this vintage in your cellar, but also this particular wine has been made now for 54 years. It's matured in French oak and the grapes are selected from Wynns' top vineyards. Liquid velvet. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: meaty chili, game meats. Alcohol: 14% Sweetness: Extra Dry 750 ml Drink: 2013‐2017 Spectacular Spicy Wine Top Rated Red Wine Price: $27.95 Score: 95/100 LCBO: 84996

Domaine Tournon Shay's Flat Vineyard M. Chapoutier Shiraz 2011
Pyranees, Victoria, Australia

Total black pepper, dark spice nose! Almost makes me sneeze. Gorgeous concentration here! Black and dark red fruit mingle with pepper, dark spices and brooding mystery. What an incredible wine. It's produced by a classic and respected Rhone Valley winery Chapoutier. This wine combined the concentration and lusciousness of Australian fruit with t finesse, balance and elegance of Rhone Valley reds. Decant for 1-2 hours for maximum pleasure. Shiraz food pairings: filet mignon, peppery or spicy hearty meat dish, radicchio, lamb cutlets. Alcohol: 14% Sweetness: Dry 750 ml Drink: 2014‐2018 Best Beef Wine Top Rated Red Wine Price: $35.95 Score: 93/100 LCBO: 311480

Luca Pinot Noir 2011
Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

Sweet cherry-berry goodness with luscious layers of hedonistic happiness. Medium- to full-bodied with a terrific lip-smacking finish. There's some wild black raspberry on the finish wrapped in a whiff of smoke. So gloriously luscious! I'm thinking planked salmon. Pinot Noir food pairings: planked salmon, roast chicken or turkey. Alcohol: 14% Sweetness: Dry 750 ml Drink: 2013‐2016 Terrific Turkey Wine Top Rated Red Wine Price: $29.95 Score: 93/100 LCBO: 175570

Beringer Napa Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir 2010
Napa Valley, California, United States

Smooth: liquid satin with fleshy cherry, some earth and light spices. Seduction in a glass. Top me up! Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled red meats, rabbit stew. Alcohol: 14.3% Sweetness: Extra Dry 750 ml Drink: 2013‐2017 Best Beef Wine Top Rated Red Wine Price: $39.95 Score: 92/100 LCBO: 718668

Cono Sur 20 Barrels Limited Edition Pinot Noir 2011
Casablanca Valley, Chile

Luscious and full-bodied with terrific depth of flavour and length on the finish. This is New World style all the way: fleshy ripe black cherries dance across your palate and play with your senses. Fabulous dinner party or gift wine that will appeal to many people. Try it with grilled chicken or planked salmon tonight. Pinot Noir food pairings: mushroom dishes, planked salmon, roast chicken, basil pesto. Alcohol: 14.5% Sweetness: Medium 750 ml Drink: 2013‐2017 Terrific Turkey Wine Price: $27.95 Score: 91/100 LCBO: 684530

Flagstone Dark Horse Shiraz 2009
W.O., Western Cape, South Africa

Smoky dark plums on the nose with fleshy blackberries in this full-bodied wonder. Some earthy notes and black pepper on the finish. Perfect for potluck gatherings and pizza night. Terrific value and quality. Top me up! Shiraz food pairings: lamb. Alcohol: 14% Sweetness: Extra Dry 750 ml Drink: 2012‐2015 Terrific Turkey Wine Best Value Red Wine Price: $17.95 Score: 91/100 LCBO: 127654