Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Best wine with turkey: Papa Celso Dolcetto di Dogliani

Here's my vote for best holiday/turkey wine: Papa Celso dolcetto.

Dolcetto is a medium-body Italian red, fruitier than pinot noir but just as versatile. This one is especially lovely; open it an hour or so before you want to serve it, as it's a little tight right out of the bottle. It pairs exquisitely with turkey, potatoes, stuffing and gravy--in short, everything at the holiday table. Not too tannic, not too dry, lots of notes of dark cherry, cloves and pepper with a long, satisfying finish.

Retails for $24-30.

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