21 Nov #drinkTurkeywithTurkey: 2011 Karmena Red
The 2011 Karmena Red is that perfect wine to introduce (& wow!) family & friends to wines from Turkey at the table this Thanksgiving. We say that because it’s a well balanced blend of 5 varietals comprising of 2 indigenous and 3 internationals providing a sense of adventure yet at the same time, a sense of familiarity.
Öküzgözü (ooh-cous cous-zoo) lays the framework of luscious red fruits while the other native, Boğazkere (Bow-aahz-keh-reh), provides it’s typical bolder tannic and solid backbone.
The internationals include Cabernet Sauvignon adding body, Syrah providing hints of spiciness, and rounded off with Merlot providing its supple character.Pour & pair this bright, simply delicious & well balanced wine along with dark turkey meat and gravy-laden savory mashed potatoes for a surprisingly delightful experience at the table this Thanksgiving.
Buy 2011 Karmena RedGet this wine from Amazon (California residents only) & Compass Wines (nation wide shipping)
For Seattle residents available at these wine stores: Madrona Wine Merchants, Esquin Wine Merchants, Wine World & Spirits, Vino Verité, West Seattle Cellars, European Vine Selections (please call for availability)