Published on November 9th, 2018

Top Pinot Picks for Thanksgiving

Pinot Noir is the top wine selected for the Thanksgiving Table, and with good reason. It’s a grape with high acid (which means food-friendly!) and offers bright cherry and an herbal backbone, making it wonderful with an array of flavors, from cranberry sauce to savory dishes laced with thyme and rosemary. Bon Appetit says, “Pinot Noir is the only wine you need for Thanksgiving”


DEP’s stocks OVER 200 different Pinot Noir’s from around the world. With so many to choose from, we’ve narrowed down our top picks in multiple categories. These have all been tasted and approved by our wine team as the very best we have to offer.

Willamette Valley

Averean, $17.99

A beautiful, elegant expression at under $20.

Trisaetum, $23.99

91 Points

‘lively rose petal and black raspberry notes’

Ponzi ‘Tavola’, $22.99

90 Points  ‘sleek and vibrant’

Patricia Green Reserve, $25.99

  A crowd favorite

Domaine Drouhin ‘Roserock’ $30.99

94 Points ‘Shows intensity and balanced and beautiful fruit’


The Crusher California, $8.98 was $14

91 Points!  ‘Fully ripe and rich’

Firesteed Oregon, $11.99

91 Points Wine Enthusiast ‘Editor’s Choice’

Smith and Perry Oregon, $11.98

from Van Duzer, excellent quality

Pinot Project California, $10.98  regular $13

90 Points!  ‘the wine packs in dense-cherry’

Erath Oregon, $13.98 

90 Points OHIO price $19! SAVE BIG

International Selections

Loveblock Pinot Noir, Central Otago New Zealand  $29.99

  90 Points ‘a dark-fruited wine that’s reminiscent of cola’

Luca Pinot Noir by Catena, Mendoza Argentina, $29.99

92 Points ‘Dried strawberry and figs, more of a California style’

Gros Jean Pinot Noir, Valle d’Aosta Italy  $24.99

Tastes like Cru Burgundy without the price tag

Lucien Jacob Savigny les Beaune, Burgundy France  $30.99

Classic dried cherry, savory notes and lift.


Joseph Phelps ‘Freestone Vineyard’ $46.99

95 Points ‘This is a standout wine’

Slander by Orin Swift, $47.99

Brand new, first vintage! While supply lasts


Domaine Serene Yamhill Cuvee, $52.99

91 Points  ‘it mixes wild berry fruit with herb and bark accents’

Ken Wright ‘Carter Vineyard’, $52.99

93 Points  ‘floral blueberry and cherry


Flowers ‘Camp Meeting Ridge’ $92.99

‘perfumed like a rose garden’