What Wines Go With Turkey? Enjoy

What Wines Go With Turkey?

What Wines Go With Turkey?

Our Top 10 Picks under $25.00

 

These are General Guidelines and Please Enjoy Whatever Wine with What Ever Food you like.

What Wines Go With Turkey? Sparkling Wines

Lucien Albrecht Cremant d’Alsace Brut

Suggested Retail Price $24.00

92 Points Decanter

Clean, light but aromatic nose – lemon, grapefruit, with a slight yeasty character. Vigorous ripe fruit flavours mingle within a gently creamy texture, balanced by crisp acidity and fine bubbles on the long, citrusy finish.

91 Points Wine Enthusiast #71 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 of 2018

Touches of lime and lemon zest entice on the shy but refreshing nose. The palate adds a mellow ripe-apple note, helped along by a creamy mousse. The long finish is poised and dry.

90 Points Wine & Spirits

The scent of fresh-cut apples rises off the bubbles of this wine, a sleek, fragrant sparkler with youthful freshness and some salinity to cut the rich toasted- nut flavors. Serve it with a plate of nuts and cheeses.

90 Points James Suckling

Appealing lemon, apple and freshly baked white bread notes. A very satisfying balance between freshness, creaminess and weight, the finish rather long and not too sweet.

What Wines Go With Turkey? White Wines Riesling

2017 Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling

Suggested Retail Price $17.00

94 Points James Suckling

A strong vintage that was picked later. It delivers a lot of concentrated lime and lemon citrus amid stony, gently talcy minerals and hints of stone fruits. Terrific acidity and flavors of ripe lime, apples, and nectarines, holding the finish long and fresh. A great Pewsey Vale!

94 Points Australian Wine Companion

Louisa Rose’s description of soft acidity is apt, as it is buried in the palate, the fruit more lemon than lime, the wine already dangerously delicious. History is likely to make my points miserly.

91 Points Wine Spectator

This is distinctively snappy and bright, offering fleshy grapefruit, green apple and passion fruit flavors that have tremendous concentration.

What Wines Go With Turkey? White Wines Chenin Blanc

2016 Clos du Gaimont Vouvray

Suggested Retail Price $19.00

92 Points Wine & Spirits

This grows at a parcel within the Clos de Nouys; the wine aged for several months in three-year-old casks from Cognac. This wine’s acidity may feel steely and unforgiving right now, but a day or two of air takes it into realms of wildflower honey and spring rain. The fruit fills out, saturating that lean frame with notes of beeswax and lanolin. Tuck this in your cellar and you’ll be happy to find it in ten years.

91 Points Wine Enthusiast Editors’ Choice

This is a dry wine, although still retaining those enticing honey flavors that are typical of Loire Chenin Blanc. Apple and ripe pear flavors are laced with intense acidity. Its delicate white-flower perfumes are ethereal.

Gewurztraminer

What Wines Go With Turkey? White Wines Gewurztraminer

2016 Zind-Humbrecht Gewurztraminer

Suggested Retail Price $25.00

92 Points James Suckling

Generous citrus, lychee, and jasmine on the nose. Some delicacy. A remarkably crisp and dry Gewurztraminer that has a refreshing finish, making it an unusually good food wine for this grape. Drink or hold. Made from biodynamically grown grapes.

91 Points Wine Spectator

Cream, rose petal and spice accents waft from the glass of this plushly textured, medium-bodied white, while vivid acidity provides a fine, balancing frame for the palate’s lychee, apricot, tangerine, and stony mineral notes. Drink now through 2026.

91 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

From the Herrenwweg area, the intensely citrus colored 2016 Gewurztraminer Turckheim is from vines averaging 47 years old and opens with a very precise and slightly smoky bouquet with lovely spicy Gewurtz notes. Full-bodied yet clean and crisp on the palate, this is an intense, elegant and perfectly balanced wine that fermented down to 3.6 grams of residual sugar, while the alcohol is a moderate 13.6%. It already tasted brilliant but can be kept for a decade.

91 Points Wine Enthusiast

Honeysuckle, wet earth and peach pop up amid intense notes of damask rose. The palate is equally perfumed, covered by a veil of rose perfume that makes this wine seem richer than it actually is. Backbone and concentration comes from zesty citrus and a mere lick of residual sugar. All elements come together in an attractive package.

What Wines Go With Turkey? White Wines Pinot Gris

2016 Tangent Paragon Vineyard Pinot Gris

Suggested Retail Price $19.00

90 Points Wine & Spirits

The Niven family farms this Pinot Gris five miles from the coast and vinifies it in stainless steel. It’s a simple, savory white with refreshing green-apple flavors, ready for a range of foods, from seafood terrine to chicken liver mousse.

90 Points Vinous

Pale straw-yellow. Pungent pear skin, lemon pith, honey, and floral aromas are lifted by a gingery nuance. Chewy and focused on the palate, offering nicely concentrated pear nectar and Meyer lemon flavors that are brightened by an undercurrent of dusty minerality. Smoothly plays weight off energy and finishes long and spicy, displaying resonating, sharply defined citrus fruit character.

 

Sauvignon Blanc

 

Chardonnay

 

What Wines Go With Turkey? Roses

 

2017 Bodegas Muga Rioja Rosado

Suggested Retail Price $17.00

91 Points James Suckling

This is a superb rosé with aromas of white strawberries and watermelon, as well as a hint of pink grapefruit. The palate is packed with bright acidity and zesty, flavorsome pink berries. So good! A blend of Viura with some Grenache. Drink now.

90 Points Wine Enthusiast #93 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 of 2018

Bright, peppy aromas of tangerine and nectarine are clean and attractive. A healthy palate braced by proper acidity offers flavors of cantaloupe and peach, while this is a steady and fresh on the finish.

What Wines Go With Turkey? Red Wines Cotes Du Rhone

 

2016 Domaine de Beaurenard Cotes du Rhone

Suggested Retail Price $20.00

90 Points James Suckling

This is a plush, attractive and easy drinking wine with black and red berry fruits, and some spicy nuances, too. Loaded with pleasure and value. Drink now. Made from organically grown grapes.

What Wines Go With Turkey? Syrah/Shiraz

2014 Tyrrell’s Hunter Valley Shiraz

Suggested Retail Price $25.00

A blend of  90.2% Shiraz and 9.8% Grenache.

95 Points James Suckling

A different expression of old-vine Shiraz due to the sandy soil in which it grows; this rare parcel from vines planted in 1908 has been matured in a single 2700-liter, new-French-oak cask — a tradition that is at the core of these great Tyrrell’s reds. The nose has plenty of brambly, raspberry and boysenberry fruits and is really nicely framed in spicy and more savory oak notes. Some licorice and a hint of cassis, but this is really bright and vibrant. The palate is smooth and upbeat, where slim-fit tannins are curved neatly around a core of perfectly balanced, a medium-weight shiraz that taps into redcurrant, red-plum and dark-plum flavors. It’s all illuminated with bright tannins and holds long, pure and right on point. Give it at least ten years if you have the patience.

92 Points Wine Enthusiast

The Tyrrell family was excited about its 2014s when I visited there earlier this year, and this suggests their ebullience is well founded. The aromas are fresh and floral, loaded with cherry-berry fruit and a hint of cracked pepper, while on the palate, the wine is medium bodied and supple, with a long, peppery, silky finish.

91 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

While this sample of the 2014 Shiraz wasn’t as fresh and floral as I remember the last one being, on the palate it’s still loaded with cherry-berry fruit and a hint of cracked pepper. The medium-bodied palate is bolstered by supple, fine-grained tannins and balanced acidity extends through the long, silky finish.

What Wines Go With Turkey? Grenache

2015 Bodegas Breca Old Vines

Suggested Retail Price $16.00

92 Points Wine Spectator

Round, smooth and dense, this red shows harmony and balance. Plum and blackberry flavors mingle with black olive, toast and mineral notes, supported by well-integrated tannins and fresh acidity, leaving a lovely floral finish. Drink now through 2027.

91 Points James Suckling

Sweet, yet delicate raspberry-liqueur nose. Almost opulent, but the ripe fruit and fresh acidity carry the widescreen body well. Long, supple finish. Drink now or hold.

What Wines Go With Turkey? Zinfandel

 

What Wines Go With Turkey? Sangiovese 

2016 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico

Suggested Retail Price $20.00

92 Points James Suckling

Aromas of cherries, dried strawberries, and red plums. Medium to full body, round and ripe tannins, and a nice, fresh finish.

91 Points Decanter

Purchased as a hunting retreat by Raffaello Stianti in 1966, Castello di Volpaia encompasses an 11th century fortified village in Radda-in-Chianti. Today the estate includes 43ha of vineyards reaching up to 600 metres. For this wine, Merlot is included to make it more approachable, but it still has the potential to age. Red berries and earth notes reveal themselves slowly, with perfumed violet nuances showing up on the palate. Firm but refined tannins hold it all together, and the finish lingers with appetising minerality.

90 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Showing ripe fruit and rich intensity, the 2016 Chianti Classico (made with 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot) would pair nicely next to pasta with extra cheese grated on top. This wine is bright and fruit-forward with the fresh acidity to cut through the fat in cheese, butter or cream. The tight and focused nature of the wine’s sharp berry flavors would also make a perfect contrast to the natural sweetness in those ingredients. This is always a great food wine, but this vintage is even better poised to match your favorite Italian dishes.

What Wines Go With Turkey? Beaujolais

2016 Chateau de Pierreux Brouilly

Suggested Retail Price $19.00

91 Points James Suckling

Aged in foudre. This has attractive stony and floral accents, as well as a very fragrant and a meaty edge. Superfine tannins with an attractive granitic cut.

90 Points Wine Spectator

With a Burgundian approach in the cellar, this is a serious style of Beaujolais. It has a complex nose of crushed red and black cherries and a hint of violet. The concentrated palate has great purity, focus and drive, and crisp acidity brings lift to the finish. An ideal accompaniment to roast chicken.

What Wines Go With Turkey? Valpolicella

2016 Zenato Valpolicella Superiore

Suggested Retail Price $17.00

91 Points James Suckling

Fantastic Valpolicella with cherries, plums, and hints of walnuts and mushrooms. Medium body, pretty density, and a long, flavorful finish. Drink now.