Thanksgiving Pairings: Part 1
Thursday Only November 10
4:30 pm - 7:00pm
Pasadena Wine Bar
1785 E. Washington Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
Every big dinner needs a good wine to go along with, and Thanksgiving is no exception. The Thanksgiving table offers a myriad of flavors and textures. Join us as we explore wines that will bring balance to your meal and have your guests impressed.
Field Recordings Blanc de Franc
This sparkling rose of Cabernet Franc was crafted using the ancestral method, Petillant Naturel. The creation of this wine requires perfect timing. It must be captured in bottle at just the right level of natural sugar so it is perfectly carbonated upon release. Much different than typical sparkling wines, the finished wine has a unique raw character, loaded with energy and charisma.
2011 Tyrrell's HVD Semillon
Typical HVD Semillon, showing lifted floral aromatics and a palate that is generous with soft citrus flavors. The acidity is soft making the wine quite approachable.
2014 Pfeffingen Ungstein Gewurtztraminer
Delicate aromas of cashew and rose oil dominate the nose. Very sleek profile on the palate, with more of the rose oil notes that were found in the nose, adding mineral spice and hints of raspberry and lilac. It closes with a clean, bright, juicy and long finish.
Kaltern Pinot Nero
The Pinot Nero grapes from this mountain climate generally have a lighter color than their cousins from France, and being from a cool climate brings very bright cherry fruit flavors and a long finish. Dense cherry red, with raspberry and cherry flavors with hints of rose-hip tea.
2009 Le Petit Caillou
The nose gives bright, fresh fruit-morello cherries, sloes, and hints of cedar and oak. A great example of a moder, flashy, St. Julien. The palate is dense and opulent with soft, yielding fruit.