ThanksgivingplateWell, I just finished my third or fourth round of stuffing turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes etc. down my throat over the past two days…because it’s so delicious.

A quick run down…

The Turkey. Amazingly moist and with a texture that I’d describe as almost succulent. I wasn’t sure what to expect from our first Bourbon Red, but the flavor, texture and moistness has sold me. Plus, I know where the turkey was raised, who raised it and how it was raised.

The Stuffing. I think I want to eat my wife’s stuffing every day.

The Pies. Yes, plural. Nena made a pumpkin with local cheese pumpkin. I dare call it the best pumpkin pie I’ve ever had. The apples in the apple pie didn’t quite cook down as much as she’d hoped, but the crust on both pies are her best ever. Each of the last three times she’s made pie crust it’s gotten better and better. I can’t wait for the next batch.

The Riesling. Decided to open a bottle of Fox Run Vineyards 2005 Reserve Riesling and was blown away. Impeccable balance of citrus, faintly tropical fruit and minerals…all with terrific acidity. I wish I had a few more bottles in my cellar.

The Pinot Noir. Went with one of my last two bottles of Wolffer Estate’s 1998 Pinot Noir and I’m not sure how much more time the last bottle has. Extremely earthy — as in wet earth and mushrooms — the acidity and silky texture are stil, but most of the fruit is gone. I like my wines dirty like this. Nena doesn’t. I ended up drinking much of the bottle of the course of the night and will probably finish it tonight.

That’s the quick version. I’ve got lots of wines to taste over the weekend, so look for more tasting notes soon. I know that I’ve not posted many lately, but they’re coming.