For Thanksgiving I never bust out the trophy wines. First, I don’t have any. Second, I can’t afford them. Third, when you are having dinner with lots of people, you might turn your head and all of a sudden your cousin(s) have drained the bottle. I like to focus on $15ish bottles; a little more than I would spend for everyday wines. A couple wines, both from Mulderbosch in South Africa, really impressed:
2008 Rosé: 100% Cabernet; now with a screw cap. Dry and delicious, with a touch of the herbaciousness you get from SA Cab.
2007 Chenin Blanc: This was a real surprise; I had not had this wine in a while. Dry, a bit rich, with wonderful ginger spice. Light oak and 8% Sauv Blanc. Easily the best under $20 Chenin in the entire world of wine.
I also have to say I am completely charmed by the (textured) label. They look great on a holiday table and you have the nice red and green labels. You still have time to make these your Christmas wines! And both would be fantastic with ham.