Everyone's got Thanksgiving wine tips this time of year - but I may be the only guy willing to put together a list that doesn't contain any of the usual favorites - you know, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel.
Instead, I've scoured the lesser-appreciated varietals for wines that won't clash with your piled plate of meat, root veggies, greens and other various and sundry foods, and that won't hurt your wallet when Uncle Dave slugs it back like it's the Silver Bullet.
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Chalone Chardonnay Limited Release (2010)Cellared
St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon (2010)Cellared
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Cantaburros Tinto Reserva Ribera del Duero Spain (2000)Wishlisted
Marques de Grinon Valdepenas Caliza Red (2004)Wishlisted
Chateau la Tourbeille Bordeaux Superieur (2011)Wishlisted
Hartford Court Chardonnay Russian River Valley (2011)Cellared