Do Bianchi Thanksgiving Six-Pack 2014

I regret that the Thanksgiving 2014 Six-Pack is entirely sold out. Thanks, everyone, for your support!

If you’d like to join my mailing list for future Do Bianchi six-pack offerings, please click here (I’ll be doing another one mid-December for the Christmas holiday).

My Thanksgiving 2014 Six-Pack is almost sold out but there are still a few left. To order please just click the link below to email me.

Thanks for your support…

E buon weekend, yall!

Above: this year’s six-pack includes the 1999 Bonci Verdicchio, one of the most stunning wines I’ve tasted this year. Old white wine? It’s what makes our world go around at the Parzen household!

Bele Casel NV Prosecco Colfòndo
Bonci 1999 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Le Case Riserva
Ronco del Gelso 2012 Isonzo Bianco Latimis
Caprari NV Lambrusco Reggiano Colcer
Fatalone 2005 Gioia del Colle Primitivo Riserva
Produttori di Carema 2009/2010 Nebbiolo Classico

$125 plus shipping & handling
($21 average bottle price)

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Wines will ship via FedEx on Wednesday of next week
in time for delivery before the holiday.

California residents only.

I regret that I no longer accept AMEX.
But you can pay by Visa, MC, check or Chase QuickPay.

Just as in years past, my Do Bianchi Thanksgiving Six-Pack offering is made up of wines that Tracie P and I actually drink ourselves.

I’m particularly excited about this year’s Thanksgiving offering because it includes a couple of wines “with some age on them.”

The 1999 Bonci Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, in particular, is one of the most stunning wines I’ve tasted this year and I managed to get it at a low enough price that I could include it here.

And just as in years past, the wines are ordered as I recommend serving them with your Thanksgiving meal. I put the 1999 Verdicchio at the beginning because I feel it should be served early, when palates are still fresh. It’s still youthful in its evolution but it’s also very light and nuanced. Try not to serve it too cold.

Thanks in advance for your support! And happy Thanksgiving! My notes on the wines follow…

Bele Casel NV Prosecco Colfòndo

If you follow Do Bianchi and/or have bought wine from me, you know that this Prosecco Colfòndo is the house wine in our home. It salty and crunchy, the way we like it. And it’s wholesome, a wine raised organically by people whom I admire greatly. Some like to stand it upright so that the sediment collects on the bottom. But at our house, we like to turn it upside down so that you get the most flavor out of the wine.

Bonci 1999 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Le Case Riserva

In my view, Verdicchio has all the right stuff to become the next big thing from Italian wine. It’s finally shedding off its tarnished image from the 1970s, when chemically farmed and overly sulfured Verdicchio flooded the U.S. market. This wine blew me away with its nuance and character. Serve it before dinner, when people’s palates are still fresh. It’s STUNNING old white wine at a great price.

Ronco del Gelso 2012 Isonzo Bianco Latimis

Friuli delivers the greatest value, in my view, for food-friendly, acidity- and minerality-driven white wines. This is a classic Friulian white blend of Friulano, Riesling, Pinot Bianco and a small amount of Traminer Aromatico. It’s lip-smacking delicious and has the versatility to pair with the wide variety of flavors on the Thanksgiving table. This wine, and the Lambrusco and Primitivo that follow are the wines to serve with the main attraction.

Caprari NV Lambrusco Reggiano Colcer

We served this wine at the recent Emilia-Romagna dinner at Sotto in Los Angeles, where Chef Steve Samson prepared an Emilian feast. It was one of the hits of the evening and Tracie P and I just love how fresh and refreshing it is. I can’t think of a better wine for the Thanksgiving meal. And it’s SUPER LOW in alcohol.

Fatalone 2005 Gioia del Colle Primitivo Riserva

I’ve never offered the Fatalone Primitivo here before but it’s one of the most popular wines at Sotto, where I author the list with my colleague Christine Veys. And it represents one of the greatest values for quality in our wine selection. This is not the overpowering, high-alcohol, fruit-bomb style that many Apulian producers ship to the U.S. market. It’s lean and lithe, with that “unbearable lightness” that I love, especially in red wines with some age. This wine, with its dark red fruit character, imho, is the perfect pairing for roast Turkey, especially dark meat.

Produttori di Carema 2009/2010 Nebbiolo Classico

It wouldn’t be a holiday with out Nebbiolo and this is the wine that I’ve included as the end-of-the-evening meditative wine. Carema is a mountain-express of Nebbiolo and while this wine is definitely tannic in character, it has a wonderful freshness to it that I love. Serve this wine with cheese and nuts at the end of the meal.

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