Grapelive: Wine of the Day November 28, 2019 – Happy Thanksgiving!

2019 Domaine Joseph Drouhin, Beaujolais Nouveau, France -photo grapelive

2019 Domaine Joseph Drouhin, Beaujolais Nouveau, France.
The fresh and creamy Beaujolais Nouveau by Drouhin is dark fruit driven with a lovely soft and silky mouth feel and makes for a simple and tasty Thanksgiving wine. This carbonic Gamay is dark ruby in the glass with loads of strawberry and banana (fruits) on the medium bodied palate along with juicy plum and cherry notes, highlighting the potential of the vintage in the Beaujolais and Burgundy regions. Sweet fruitiness will please most everyone around the Holiday table, even if this fun little quaffer will not impress your more wine serious friends and family, so best to bring out a few other bottles, choice is always welcome. Keeping tradition alive won’t be painful with this Drouhin and it goes well with all the dishes laid out at American Thanksgiving tables, which include roast turkey, candied yams, sweet potato pie, savory stuffing, maybe veggies, buttered mashed spuds and of pumpkin pie. And while I will have like three or four wines, not including Nouveau, I wouldn’t turn my nose up on this version by Drouhin, which is widely available. There are a lot of intriguing Nouveau wines to explore these days, but if you are last minute grabbing a few bottles, this Drouhin will certainly do the job and it will give some smiles and giggles, it is a nice way to celebrate to just finished harvest and a step up from the more generic offerings. Wishing all my friends and wine family a Happy Thanksgiving, Cheers!
($16 Est.) 85 Points, grapelive