Murphy's Atlanta Wine Shop News

Looking for the perfect Thanksgiving Wine Pair? Try our 4-Packs

Murphy's Wine Shop - Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thanksgiving dinner can be a tad tricky for wine pairing.  From salty stuffing, to lean turkey breast, maybe some pig, cranberry sauce!, and whatever that weird dish only your family makes is, it's tough to pick a wine that covers them all . . . which is why picked 4!  And no, there's no Cabernet on the menu 'cause Cab doesn't really go too well with the standard Turkey Day fare!

We've hand selected TWO different 4-Packs this year - one at $89.99, and one at $49.99 to fit into everyone's budget. These are also incredible values with around $30 in savings for the higher end offer!

If you're interested in either of these, please email Michael, or call the wine shop (404)872-0904 to reserve yours! Pickups are scheduled to coincide with Murphy's Thanksgiving To Go pickup Wednesday, November 21st, the day BEFORE Thanksgiving.  However, special arrangements can be made for early pickup if necessary.

No substitutions please, but all wines are available individually and by the case - prices included below.

Here are the 4-Packs!

($120 Value)

For a slightly more discerning crowd, this 4-Pack features some of our best-pairing house favorites.  2 dry whites (one a Murphy's Exclusive!), 1 medium body red, and 1 full-bodied red.
Best Value - Save 25%!!

1) Kuentz-Bas Pinot Gris 2009 - Alsace, France (**Murphy’s Exclusive!**)
Bottle Price: $23.99/bottle
Case Price: $20.50/bottle!!
I love Alsatian whites with Turkey dinner, and this is an incredible example of Alsatian Pinot Gris.  Focused, clean, refreshing, and loaded with Turkey-friendly mineral.  This laser beam will turn some heads!
2) Domaine Cherrier Sancerre 2011 – Loire Valley, France
Bottle Price: $29.99/bottle
Case Price: $25.63/bottle!!
Sancerre is one of the great homes of Sauvignon Blanc, and this is quintessential Sancerre!  Bright citrus, straw, honey, vibrant with flinty mineral and chalk.  This will perfectly cleanse the palate and keep you coming back for more. 
3) The Four Graces Pinot Noir 2010 – Willamette Valley, Oregon
Bottle Price: $28.99/bottle
Case Price: $24.78/bottle!!
91 Points Wine Spectator. Darker berries, toasty oak, vanilla, dried green herbs, meaty mineral, licorice, and a long, focused finish.  Beautiful, and just on the richer side of classy!
4) JC Cellars “The Impostor” – California 2009
Bottle Price: $36.99/bottle
Case Price: $31.62/bottle!!
This wine is all about Thanksgiving!  An amazing, juicy, intense blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Viognier.  Still not sure I’ve tasted anyone on this wine yet who wasn’t blown away - 91 Points Wine Spectator: “Exotic and altogether distinctive, with aromas of smoky black cherry and Asian spice that lead to rich, lush flavors of huckleberry and date bread.”
($60 Value)

An incredible value, this 4-Pack offers a wide variety of flavors for a tiny price tag.  Sweet Riesling (one of my family’s Thanksgiving staples), a vibrant, dry Alsatian white, a unique Italian treat from one of Southeastern Italy’s best producers, and one of the greatest value American reds we’ve seen all year.

1) Kiona Riesling 2011 – Washington
Bottle Price: $13.99/bottle
Case Price: $11.96/bottle!!
Kiona has been making Riesling in Washington for over 30 years!  Light, approachable, with a touch of sweetness.
2) Kuentz-Bas Alsace Blanc 2010 - Alsace, France
Bottle Price: $14.99/bottle
Case Price: $12.81/bottle!!
60% Sylvaner, 15% Pinot Auxerrois, 15% Chasselas, 10% Muscat.  This amazing blend offers the flavors of Alsace in an affordable package. This “little brother” to their Pinot Gris shows an enticing nose of citrus, smoke, and a great amount of acidity to keep your palate clean. 
3) La Quercia Aglianico 2011 – Puglia, Italy
Bottle Price: $15.99/bottle
Case Price: $13.67/bottle!!
This is a rare example of an Aglianico made in a fresh, immediate style.  A stunning wine we pre-ordered specifically for Thanksgiving. Intriguing plum and white pepper on an approachable, yet structured frame.  Just a beautiful wine from the master of Montepulciano.
4) House of Independent Producers Bacchus Vineyard Merlot 2010 – Columbia Valley, Washington
Bottle Price: $15.99/bottle
Case Price: $13.67/bottle!!
Single vineyard Merlot!  From the sustainably-farmed Bacchus vineyard.  Seriously, one of the best values in American merlot!  Focused herbed red fruit, coffee, chocolate, graphite, and earth.