Sutter Home Wine & Food Pairing Series: Thanksgiving!
Sutter Home Chardonnay offers aromas of fresh pear, peach, apple, and lemon. The smooth, round texture, and rich, creamy, fruit flavors persist into a long, flavorful aftertaste. Pair this wine with brie with cranberry and candied pecans, mashed sweet potatoes, broccoli and feta casserole, breaded macaroni and cheese, cornbread, apple sausage stuffing, deviled eggs, apricot glazed turkey and old fashioned pumpkin pie.
Sutter Home Merlot is a deep red color and has deep cherry flavor. This wine pairs beautifully with rosemary roasted turkey, sirloin steak, garlic mashed potatoes, whole wheat biscuits, bacon brussel sprouts, sausage stuffing, mushroom broccoli casserole and semi-sweet chocolate desserts.
Sutter Home Cabernet Sauvignon is a medium-bodied wine, providing delicious aromas of fresh red cherries and sweet vanilla with a light, herbal touch. Soft tannins and a toasty wood character support the juicy flavors. This wine pairs with spinach-artichoke dip, scalloped parmesan potatoes, green bean casserole, buttermilk biscuits, baked cranberry sauce, turkey and herb stuffing, sausage stuffed mushrooms, hickory smoked turkey and chocolate mousse.
Thanksgiving Tip: How big of a turkey should you get for Thanksgiving? A good rule of thumb is to allow 1 ½ pounds per person. This will usually supply you with amount of leftovers, depending on how hungry your guests are! If you want a generous amount of leftovers, allow 2 pounds per person!