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2014 Jean-Marc Burgaud “Les Vignes de Thulon” Beaujolais-Villages, France $11.99 (Reg: $14.99):
I’ve been carrying Burgaud wines since I started here at Pemberton. By far one of the best producers in Beaujolais and one of the best values to boot. 2014 is a tremendous vintage in Beaujolais and it really shows here. Mid-weight and a pretty blueish purple in the glass. This is all about the fruit with a juicy crushed blueberry and raspberry profile. Some soft ripe tannins give a good backbone and the usual brightness of Gamay make it perfect for food. There simply isn’t anything better to pair with the foods on your Thanksgiving table. This will certainly be on mine.
2014 Bodegas DiamAndes “Perlita” Malbec-Syrah, Mendoza, Argentina $10.39 (Reg: $12.99): I cannot deny the deliciousness that is in this bottle. I was going to wax poetic about how this estate is owned by a big name in Bordeaux and how the fruit is grown at high elevation and hand picked. But really, the story here is that the wine is unabashedly yummy. 80% Malbec and 20% Syrah. Medium to full bodied, lush and velvety with a good hint of vanilla, dark chocolate and big blackberry fruit. Rich and warming.
2014 Ca’Stella Ribolla Gialla, Fruiuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy $8.99 (Reg: $11.25): This falls into the “cheap and cheerful” end of the spectrum. The holidays are coming and you need a wine that isn’t expensive and doesn’t suck. We sell this brands’ Pinot Grigio at a good clip but the Ribolla Gialla (a native northern Italy grape) has just a bit more going on. It’s a touch richer with a bit of a honeyed note and just a hint of nuttiness. Still perfectly crisp and easy drinking and certainly crowd pleasing.
2014 Compañon Arrieta Herrigoia Zuri Blanco, Rioja Alavesa, Spain $12.79 (Reg: $15.99): A blend of Viura and Malvasia. This wine was a bit polarizing in the Pemberton offices as it doesn’t fit into the usual white wine flavor profiles; that being fruity or flowery. There is fruit here but it lies more on the citrus side. Flavor profiles include straw, walnut, almond and a touch of earth. I love this wine as a cold weather white and it will pair really nicely with the earthy flavors on your Thanksgiving table.
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