Ziggy’s Thanksgiving Wine Picks 2019

Sparkling

 Sparkling winner:

2017 Marimar Estate, Blanc de Noirs, Sonoma Coast

only 264 cases produced. Gorgeous, seamless, flinty, apples, citrus blossom, buzzin’ like a hive of happy bees.

Runner UP:

Codorniu, Cava

Cheerful, yummy, great with turkey, apricots, fun, succulent

 

White

 “final four” in the runoff:

Landmark Pinot Gris, Imagery White Burgundy, Woodenhead Chardonnay &

Domaine Vincent Careme, Spring Vouvray

White winner:

2018 Domaine Vincent Careme, Spring Vouvray

Delicious, tantalizing, minerals, fabulous like a finely upholstered chairwith welcoming cushions —> winemaker notes:”vegan friendly”

Runner UP:

2016 Woodenhead Chardonnay, Piper Ranch, Manchester Ridge, Mendocino Ridge AVA

Tropical, young pineapple cream, perfectly balanced, attitude & gratitude, Exotic dancers in the temple

 

Rosé

Rosé winner:

2018 Lazy Creek Vineyards, Rosé of Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley

Fresh Sheets sprinkled with rose petals, rhubarb, strawberries, refreshing acidity, keen minerality, so delicious with turkey

 

Red

Red winner:

2016 Imagery, Gee eS eM, North Coast

271 cases produced

Spicy like Aunt Marge after a few glasses, berries n spice and everything nice, soft jazz in a dark club

Runner UP:

2016 Alexander Valley Vineyards, SIN ZIN, Alexander Valley

Seemless, Rock solid, rasberries, sexy spice, crowd pleaser, yes it’s red

 

Dessert

Dessert winner:

2017 Ferrari-Carano, El Dorado Gold, Dry Creek Valley

Scintillating, succulent, sweet and sexy. peaches, apricots and papaya creme brûlée