The best bottles to pair with your Christmas and Thanksgiving menus.
Courtesy Panther Creek
2014 Panther Creek Cellars Kalita Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton District, Willamette Valley, Oregon
This Pinot offers all of the earthy undertones expected from the Willamette Valley, but with a fruit-forward, playful personality that’s easy to enjoy with almost any holiday meat dish. The nose hints at fresh soil with subtle floral notes, while cherry and raspberry compote flavors create an impression of richness in a lighter-bodied wine. ($50)