This Thanksgiving, I knew I wanted a good ole fashioned table red to go with my turkey dinner. My pick? Thacher Winery Working Holiday 2017.
Since 2004, Thacher Winery, with its distinct grasshopper label, has been handcrafting wines from vineyards found on the west side of Paso Robles and in Southern Monterey County. Their boutique production of Rhône blends and Zinfandel wines demonstrate local subtleties and true westside terroir.
Construction of the tasting room and 4,600-square-foot, solar-powered winery was completed in 2008. Today total production is 4,000 cases.
This wine came from the desire to create a true “table wine”- a wine that is rustic, delicious and affordable, while still being made authentically as
possible, with little manipulation.
Aromatically, the wine shows plenty of fruit: blueberry, raspberry and strawberry. This is accentuated by sweet anise spice, and counterbalanced by savory elements of rhubarb, peppercorns and stemmy characteristics.