Welcome to November, a time that we start celebrating family and life and boy....after this year, we have a lot to celebrate! Now is the time that you start to plan for the holidays and Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Now, normally I would always go with a white wine with white meat, BUT Thanksgiving is bold. Its a holiday that we all get around the table and say what we are thankful for and frankly, that requires a really good bottle of wine.
Silver Oak, Napa Valley is our November wine recommendation. Each year, this bottle is on our Thanksgiving table and each year it reminds me that good wine should always be around when surrounded by family and friends.
Now lets talk regions for a moment. Silver Oak has a Napa Valley and an Alexander Valley, now both are very good. But when tasting side by side, I always steer towards the Napa Valley version, slightly more expensive but if you are going to pay that much money for a bottle of wine, what's a few more dollars at that point.
"The 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is comprised of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12.6% Merlot, 3.6% Cabernet Franc, 2.4% Petit Verdot and 0.4% Malbec. It was blended in early 2016 and aged for 24 months in 85% new American oak and 15% one-used American oak barrels from our Missouri cooperage, The Oak. Early blending assures a balanced core and allows all components to achieve a seamless harmony during barrel aging. It was then aged for an additional 20 months in bottle before being released in February of 2020." - Silver Oak
You can purchase a bottle of Silver Oak direct from the winery at www.silveroak.com or Binnys and Wine.com also carry it.