It is back and just in time for the holidays.
Season two of uncorked is back with our host bobbie burgess.
Bobbie has a slate of special guests scheduled.
She beings with ideas for thanksgiving.
Bo bobbie burgess: welcome back everyone to uncorked.
My name's bobbie, i'm your host, and today i'm with mark warren from pilar.
He's the director of operations and an advanced sommelier way.
Bobbie burgess: so mark, today, we'll be talking about thanksgiving wines, and what have you brought for us today?
Mark warren : all right.
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because we get to eat and drink all day long, and that's my favorite time.
We've bought a couple of things.
One to start with, and then one to finish with.
Mark warren : people always want to know what pairs well with turkey?
So to me, pinot noir is an easy pairing for that, so that's where we started.
We have the hirsch vineyards bohan dillon pinot noir 2018 from the sonoma coast.
That was where we're going to start with today.
Bobbie burgess: and this wine is actually coming out around thanksgiving time.
So it's the perfect bottle to go out and try because it's going to be brand new on the market.
Mark warren : really pretty pinot noir, red fruit dominant, obviously shows a little bit of oak influence with that sweet vanilla and the spices that you get there.
Really easy pairing for turkey or any other bird you want to put it with, whether it's quail or anything.
Bobbie burgess: oh, absolutely, and this high acid in there, it's going to go really well with green bean casserole, any of those other dishes that might be a little bit heavier that you need something to cut through.
Mark warren : it's a producer i've been in love with for a long time.
Tasting their wines, i knew they were just a little bit different and i wanted to explore that.
So the family, they worked in burgundy.
The father was an importer with clothing based in burgundy, so that's where they built the reference point.
They moved back to california.
The property is in cazadero, which is just maybe three miles from the ocean.
So that's where the cool influence is.
Bobbie burgess: it's a beautiful wine.
You will not be displeased if you pick this bottle up.
And so what's the next one we have?
Mark warren : all right, we're going to go all the way to spain for something we can drink more than maybe one or two bottles of.
This is the evodia grenache.
It's from calatayud.
It's in northeastern spain, just south of rioja in that region.
Old vine resource, the vines in this that made this wine are between 40 and 100 years old.
There's no wood influence here.
It's more about just ripe fruit, good tannins and firm acidity.
Bobbie burgess: yes.
If you want a crowd-pleasing wine, this is going to do the job.
It's got a lot of fruit.
And for those of you in mississippi, if you've gone to the store and picked a grenache, this is going to be the same variety.
It's just going to come from spain, which is actually where garnacha and grenache originated.
This is a great wine.
Mark warren : i love the flavor profile.
The fruit, you have fun things like pomegranate and cranberry notes, which pairs perfectly with thanksgiving food, and also a little bit of white pepper.
So i want this with dressing.
It'll be so delicious, and cranberry.
Bobbie burgess: i almost put my glass down, but then i need another sip.
Mark warren : i know.
Bobbie burgess: this is delicious.
So you can find this one at scotty's?
Mark warren : yes.
Bobbie burgess: and bulldog package?
Mark warren : yes.
Bobbie burgess: awesome.
Mark warren : i'm sure you'll find those there.
Bobbie burgess: well, thank so much for being with us today and we'll see y'all next week.
Mark warren : cheers.
That and more on the next midmorning.