Best Cheap Pinot Noirs to Serve With Turkey
Pinot Noir pairs nicely with the gamey flavor of turkey, which makes it a Thanksgiving staple. But people tend to drink a lot on Thanksgiving, so dropping bank on super fancy wine isn't the best plan. The solution? Hit up BevMo, Trader Joe's, or even Whole Foods, stock up on these delicious, budget-friendly Pinots and pour with gusto.
- •Bogle Vineyards Pinot Noir, $10.99Smooth, supple, and highly drinkable. One of my favorite budget wines.
- •Red Truck Pinot Noir, $11.99I am always surprised by how much I like this unassuming Pinot. It's smooth, a little bit spicy, and goes very well with pumpkin and sweet potatoes. Get the 2011 or 2012 vintages if you can get your hands on them.
- •Mark West Pinot Noir, $12.99Fruity, medium bodied, notes of strawberry and plum. I like the 2013 vintage that's available now.
- •Hahn Winery Pinot Noir, $12.99Also on sale at BevMo, and one of my favorite wines to drink with Brussels sprouts. Very smooth and easy to drink.
- •Chalone Pinot Noir, $13.99Notes of cranberry and nutmeg, which make it an obvious choice for this holiday. It's currently on sale at BevMo.
- •MacMurray Ranch Pinot Central Coast Pinot, $16.99Another smooth, fruity, vanilla Pinot, made from grapes grown on California Central Coast. Very well-balanced.
- •Acrobat Winery Pinot Noir, $17.99A delicious Oregon wine, with a nice vanilla-cherry finish.
- •Bouchard Aine & Fils Bourgogne Pinot Noir, $17.99A simple, straightforward Pinot. Goes especially well with garlic.
- •Castle Rock Winery Pinot Noir Reserve, $18.99Light and fruity, with a silky texture, this wine is as easy to drink as it is to pair with holiday foods.