Pumpkin Pie and Pinot Noir
You’re knee deep in stuffing and the phone rings. It’s your Thanksgiving guests. “What can we bring?” they invariably ask.
You’ve got the pumpkin pie, potatoes, turkey and stuffing on the go. So ask them to bring some wine.
Pinot Noir is a great pairing choice for Thanksgiving and Rabbit Ranch 2008 Pinot Noir was just chosen by Wine Access Magazine as a top value wine.
This is a strident, intense and complex pinot that could use more restraint and elegance for a higher rating. But it has very interesting aromas of dried cherry, tomato, herbs and sweet oak. It’s medium full-bodied, with considerable tannin, heat and acidity. Very good to excellent length. Best now to 2014.
You’ll find on shelves in Alberta for around $25. A bargain for your guests compared to the feast you’re about to serve and a perfect pairing for everything on the table – even the pumpkin pie.