SEATTLE MAG: Local chefs on why Riesling is the best Thanksgiving wine

SEATTLE MAG: Local chefs on why Riesling is the best Thanksgiving wine

Credit: Seattle Mag / Haley Young

Duhnam Cellars 2009 Late Harvest Riesling and Poet's Leap 2008 Riesling took the prize for "Best Sweet Wine" (in their respective price points) in our 2012 Best Washington Wine Awards

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by LESLIE KELLY / Seattle Mag

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Posted on November 19, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 19 at 4:18 PM

Wine is my absolute favorite condiment on the Thanksgiving table; it's an important supporting character at the feast, but not necessarily the star. After many years of searching for that perfect complement to all the diverse flavors at the mother of all traditional meals, Riesling from Washington State has become my go-to wine on the third Thursday of every November. Just like cranberry sauce, it’s a little bit sweet but has a snappy kick to it, too.

I took a poll of a few chefs and beverage wranglers and – hooray – found solid validation for my choice. Here are the pros' juicy Riesling picks for Thanksgiving dinner:

Renee Erickson (The Whale Wins, Boat Street Café, The Walrus and The Carpenter) is a big fan of COR Cellars in little old Lyle, Wash., down Columbia Gorge way. She gives a thumbs up to both their Riesling and the Alba COR, a blend of Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer from Celilo Vineyard.

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