Happy Thanksgiving! This is a great time to celebrate with friends and family. Of course it’s always a perfect time to enjoy good food and wine. Because of work schedule and it’s just the two of us, we decided to have our Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday. I roasted a turkey breast, baked a sweet potato for me and a regular potato for picky pants, and roasted green beans. Hot ciabatta rolls and a tossed salad, rounded out the main course. For dessert I made a pumpkin pie and baked apples.
For the wine, I went a little different. I opened a bottle of Rosenblum, Monte Rosso Vineyard, 2010, Zinfandel. The wine was a dark red in the glass and smelled of blackberries and alcohol. I could taste blackberry and plum. The wine had a spicy bite and a bit of sage and a long finish. It also had a high alcohol content of 15.9%. Granted this is a big jammy wine, maybe a bit big for turkey, but it still went well with the meal. And I’m always up for a big jammy Zin.
This wine was a bit pricey, around $35, but it was worth it, and it was a holiday.
For everyone out there, I hope your holidays are filled with friends and family, good food, great wine, and world peace.