The Best Wine to Pick Up from Aldi for Your Thanksgiving Table

updated May 1, 2019
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With all the fuss that’s involved in building your Thanksgiving dinner, what to drink with the turkey and fixings should be the least complicated decision you make. Spend more time hemming and hawing between pumpkin pie recipes and less time perusing the wine store trying to find the best bottle to pour at the table and just head to Aldi instead.

Yes, they sell my top pick for Thanksgiving wine this year — and just like everything else Aldi sells, it happens to be wallet-friendly, too.

What to Buy

The Soloist Pinot Noir 2014 is an Aldi Find that’s being released on November 8. You see, Aldi Finds are only released in limited availability, which means once the bottles are gone, they’re gone, so I suggest you head there quickly before that happens.

What’s So Great About it?

The Oregon Pinot is ridiculously easy-drinking — full of red fruit aromas, with hints of raspberry and vanilla on the palate. Its light body, acidity, and low tannins make it everything a classic Pinot from Oregon’s Willamette Valley should be, and exactly why it works perfectly with Thanksgiving fare. It won’t overwhelm the turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, or green beans, and has enough gusto to please the red wine enthusiasts at the table but not too much that it will turn off white wine devotees.

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The best part is the $14.99 price tag, however. Bottles of similar quality can set you back a lot more. As a limited release at Aldi, it’s a little more spendy than the $8 bottles it frequently sells, but it’s still within the realm of affordability that Aldi stands so firmly behind.

Whether you’re the Thanksgiving host looking for the perfect bottle, or you’re simply trying to decide what bottle to bring to whoever is cooking, this Pinot Noir is the easy answer.