As Thanksgiving draws near, it's the perfect time to add a touch of luxury to your celebrations with Whelehans Wines. Our selection of American wines brings you the best of Napa Valley, Sonoma and the Finger Lakes, promising to make your Thanksgiving feast even more special. From outstanding Cabernet Sauvignons to iconic collaborations and reference-worthy varietals, we've got the perfect wines to elevate your Thanksgiving dinner experience!
Napa Valley is famous for its Cabernet Sauvignons, and Frog’s Leap Estate is a standout producer. We're excited to bring the dry-farmed Cabernet Sauvignon from the Rutherford Bench to Ireland. The Frog’s Leap Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, A wine with all the hallmarks of the legendary Cabernets of Rutherford: deep, cassis-currant aromas, the classic notes of Rutherford Dust, earthen flavours of cedar and black olive and a velvety, plush mouthfeel.
Don't miss out on their Zinfandel , a rich intense wine with concentrated fruit flavours notes of blackberry ,bramble , dark cherry and plum accompanied with hints of oak , black pepper and clove which add depth and complexity.
For those who appreciate the finer things, we proudly stock Duckhorn Vineyards Howell Mountain, 2018 and Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, 2020. Duckhorn wines are synonymous with sophistication and quality, making them an excellent addition to your Thanksgiving table.
For a truly special Thanksgiving, consider Opus One, a legendary collaboration between Bob Mondavi and the Baron de Rothschild of Chateau Mouton Rothschild. Our Opus One 2018, directly shipped from Bordeaux, has a Parker rating of 98 points. Described as having bold, expressive black and blue fruits, it's a wine ready to impress your guests.
Zinfandel lovers, take note! Ridge wines, reflecting the genius of Paul Draper, are the go-to for this varietal. Explore their Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019, Ridge Lytton Springs, and Ridge Geyserville, each with its unique story. The Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs, 2019, with its blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Carignan, offers aromas of aniseed, red and blue berries, blood orange and earth plus touches of tobacco leaf and dried flowers. The medium-bodied palate combines intense, powerful flavours with a more ethereal, silty structure, and it finishes with loads of juicy layers. It's stunning straight from bottle but will have more to give with time in the cellar, earning a Parker rating of 96 points.
For fans of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Failla's Sonoma Coast wines are a must-try. Praised by Parker as a reference point winery, Failla brings elegance to the Sonoma Coast. This Thanksgiving, savour the richness and finesse of our exclusively imported Failla wines.
And, of course, let's not forget the refined elegance that comes with Bread & Butter wines. They beautifully showcase the celebrated and diverse terroirs found in California's prized vineyards. Picture the morning mists of the Pacific, the fog gently rolling in over the hills, and the sun-drenched vines on rocky soils – all creating an ideal climate for classic varietals like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
This Thanksgiving, elevate your celebrations with a curated selection of American wines. From Frog’s Leap Estate's velvety Cabernet Sauvignon to the sophistication of Duckhorn, the iconic Opus One experience, Ridge's Zinfandel excellence, Failla's Sonoma Coast gems, and the refined elegance of Bread & Butter wines, each bottle promises a journey through exceptional craftsmanship and diverse terroirs!