Nov 18, 2009
For Cranberry Sauce, Choose Grenache
According to the Spaniards, grenache (or garnacha), an important component in rioja wines, has its origins in Spain; the French, on the other hand, claim that Châteauneuf-du-Pape is grenache's birthplace. The debate rages on, but at least California can be added to the list of places where grenache thrives. Quivira's 2007 grenache
($19), grown in Sonoma, offers bright red fruit with a hint of spice, and the cool Sonoma nights give the wine the acidity and tannins that make it an ideal partner for turkey and cranberry sauce.