Fall is an exciting season filled with the opportunity to make memories. As the weather outside begins to cool and the leaves change their color, we prepare for Halloween, and soon enough, Thanksgiving.

As the weather outside begins to cool and the leaves change their color, we prepare for Halloween, and soon enough, Thanksgiving. Our diets transition from grilled meats, salads, and melon to warm soup, pies, roasts, and apple cider. Fall is also the season for harvest when many winemakers begin the fermentation process. It is also a great time to transition to autumn-friendly wines, saving the summer rose’ for next year. What will you be drinking this fall? Here are a few suggestions.

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Syrah: warm and spicy aromas with a little acidity pair perfectly with a fall menu. Syrah tastes delicious alongside roasted squash and mushrooms.

Pinot Noir: notes of bright cherries and red berries with a hint of sweetness. A good pinot noir would taste delicious with baked chicken or a big bowl of pasta.

Zinfandel: signature notes of black raspberry, black cherry, dark chocolate, and black pepper. A sophisticated glass of Zinfandel would go nicely with lamb meatballs or even a charcuterie plate.

Unoaked Chardonnay: smooth vanilla notes, sometimes with hints of melon or peach. Pair Chardonnay with a creamy vegetable soup.

Roussanne: notes of honey, peaches, and fresh bread with nice acidity. Roussanne pairs well with turkey, duck, and roasted fall vegetables.

Tempranillo: notes of fruit, earthy flavors, with cherry, plum, and sometimes fig. Pair Tempranillo with a piping warm bowl of chili and a side of cornbread.

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