Italian and French value to moderately priced wines, $10.99-$25 for Thanksgiving.
Mionetto Prestige Organic Prosecco (SRP $16): A delicate perfume of elderflower with subtle fragrances of green apple. Green apple on the palate with a refreshing crispness from the delicate bubbles.
Helfrich Cremant d’Alsace NV (SRP $20) Fresh white-fruit aromas, with fine bubbles. Elegant, fruity and well-balanced. A clean attack brings its lively acidity.
Helfrich Reisling (SRP $16) Fresh, and well-structured, with aromas of orange and mandarin and mineral notes. Crisp, and fruity; lingers with hints of minerals.
Helfrich Gewurztraminer (SRP $16) Floral with delicate hints of rose petal and lychee fruit. Full-bodied and well-structured. Flowers, and sweet exotic fruits, such as mango and passion fruit bring out the freshness of the wine.
Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio (SRP $25) Notes of jasmine and magnolia layered with white peach, golden apple and acacia honey. Notes of golden apple and white peach build towards a pleasant mineral note on the finish.
Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva (SRP $25) The Chianti Classico Riserve comes from a selection of grapes, 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo and Colorino. from vineyards that are suitable for long maturing. Rich, intense and complex with notes of black cherry and spice. Full bodied with rich red berry fruit flavors complimenting a backbone of tannin.
Rocca Sveva Ripasso (SRP $22) Generous bouquet that features rich fruit aromas, including dark cherry and blackberry, with a smooth touch of vanilla. Elegant balance of silky tannins and a lengthy finish.
Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2014 (SRP $10.99) – Fruity, likable wine with aromas of strawberries, red currants and raspberries. Best served chilled. A drinking wine versus a sipping wine.
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