In the Wine Aisle

In the Wine Aisle

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

2004 Bishop's Peak Edna Valley Syrah

California, $16

Flavors: cherries and plums, with peppery and smoky notes well balanced by tannin

Alcohol: 14.5 percent

Pair with: Thanksgiving dinner, beef, lamb

Distributor: District, Maryland and Virginia: the Country Vintner, 877-946-3620

2004 Charles Krug Napa Valley Merlot

California, $22

Flavors: blackberries and tart cherries, with a light touch of tannin

Alcohol: 14.1 percent

Pair with: Thanksgiving dinner, beef, salmon

Distributors: District: Capitol Beverage Group, 410-439-1601; Maryland: F.P. Winner, 410-646-5500; Virginia: Republic National, 804-226-4362

Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut

California, $20

Flavors: abundant tiny bubbles carrying forward honeyed lemon fruitiness, with a creamy finish

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