Matt’s favorite Thanksgiving pairing

When I started Eleven back in 2003, one of the wines I wanted to make was pinot grigio. I couldn’t find any in Washington that I really liked, so I sourced some from Oregon, and continued to make wine from those grapes for many years.  In 2009 I started working with Sugarloaf Vineyard in the Yakima Valley and discovered that they had a special site for a small block of grigio.  

Washington is not known as pinot country, but it can thrive in special nooks and crannies around the state, and this site is one of those.  A refreshing, easy-drinking white with loads of pear and melon flavors, our pinot grigio goes great with the mild flavors of a traditional Thanksgiving meal. It’s what I’ll be drinking, for sure.