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Top 10 Thanksgiving Wines

Beekeeper Madrone Spring Vineyard
2013 Rockpile Zinfandel

Beekeeper 2013 Madrone Spring Vineyard Rockpile Zinfandel has flavors of chocolate, cherry pie and black currant


Origin: Sonoma County, California

Special occasions call for special wine like this powerful Zinfandel from Northern California. Whether you're kicking back watching NFL games or kicking it in the kitchen for Thanksgiving, you'll surely be grateful for the delightful bounty that's in your wine glass. Make no mistake, the Beekeeper has oomph! There are so many flavors at work — chocolate, black currant, licorice, pepper, cherry pie — and all of it so tantalizingly intense. Underneath it, there's earthiness. Very comforting.

Rating: 16/20

Price: $75

For more information, visit the Beekeeper Cellars official website

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