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Great wines for Thanksgiving

What's the best wine to go with turkey and all the trimmings? Hint: It's probably not Chardonnay

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Our picks

Here are some sensational versions of the Thanksgiving wines recommended by Bjornholm and Pierce.

Mirabelle Brut by Schramsberg, nonvintage (California; $19). Schramsberg was one of the first sparkling-wine makers in California, and is still one of the best. Mirabelle, the "little sister" of its more expensive bottles, is terrific for the price.

Chateau Ste. Michelle and Dr. Loosen "Eroica" Riesling (Columbia Valley, WA; $22). A partnership between one of Washington's largest wineries and one of Germany's most famous vintners results in the best Riesling in the state.

Gundlach Bundschu Rhinefarm Vineyard Gewürztraminer (Sonoma Valley; $22). Long and lush, with beautiful hints of rose petals, spices, gingerbread, and litchis.

Runquist Massoni Ranch Zinfandel (Amador County, CA; $22). Liquid jam, with beautifully ripe blackberry and black cherry flavors and a silky texture.

Morgan Grenache/Syrah (Monterey, CA; $14). Full of wild violets, black licorice, cherry jam, dark chocolate, and espresso. If your turkey is boldly seasoned, this is the red to match.

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