Ask the Winemakers: What to Pair With Your Turkey Dinner
November 15, 2016
By Jess Lander
Just as important (if not more) than the gravy at Thanksgiving dinner is the wine you pair the bird with. We asked eight California winemakers what bottle they're bringing to the Thanksgiving table.
The Winemaker: Kathleen Inman, Inman Family Wines
The Wine: Crocker & Starr Winery, Cabernet Franc 2013 (Napa Valley) $80
"For the first time, I am not cooking Thanksgiving dinner. I am heading to Virginia to meet my daughter's future in-laws for the first time and to share Thanksgiving with them. I will be sending a magnum of Pam Starr's Crocker & Starr Napa Valley Cabernet Franc. This is such a beautiful wine with a lovely floral nose, great blue and black fruit, and exotic spices. It is elegant and balanced and will not overpower the traditional flavors of Thanksgiving—though this year, the traditional may be a bit different for us as our hosts deep fry their turkey!"