The American Wines We’re Thankful for this Thanksgiving

With this Thursday being a special day of giving thanks for our friends across the pond, we thought we would take a look through our cellars and pick out the American wines we are truly grateful for.

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The Prospector California 2012 

In the late 1840s, California was the epicentre of the famous Gold Rush. Today many of the regions where the richest pickings were found are no longer known for gold but for producing excellent quality wines such as this red blend.

Petticoat White Zinfandel 2014

Loved for its easy to drink, fruit-rich style reminiscent of watermelon and strawberries, Petticoat stands out even more because the grapes were left on the vine that little bit longer for a wonderful hint of sweetness.

Hang Ten Pinot Noir 2014

Though famous for their cellars in the Sierra Hills, the Kautz family started out in Lodi and have some of the best vineyards in this up and coming region. From a top vintage, this beautifully crafted Pinot Noir is packed with smoky red berry fruit.

River Rock Syrah 2012

River Rock Syrah rivals the quality of its northern Rhône cousins yet retains a uniquely Californian swagger in the intensity and ripeness of its fruit. French and American oak add a layer of complexity, while the texture is gorgeously silky smooth.

About Laithwaites Wine

Laithwaite's began in 1969, when Tony Laithwaite took a job washing bottles in Bordeaux... and fell in love with real wine and the people who make it. When he borrowed a van to share these delicious wines with friends and neighbours at home, things went so well that boutique wineries were soon queuing to take part. Today we're the UK's No.1 home-delivery wine merchant, with over 1,500 wines to choose from... including red, white and rosé, plus Champagne and sparkling, beer and cider.