This refined menu deserves wines with nuance: a creamy Sauvignon Blanc, an earthy and aromatic Pinot Noir and a luscious tawny port.
2006 Lincourt Vineyards Santa Ynez Valley Sauvignon Blanc ($16) Lincourt, a California Central Coast producer, prefers to ferment its Sauvignon in oak barrels, adding a creaminess that is particularly good with luscious mussel bisque.
2004 Truchard Vineyards Pinot Noir ($35) Truchard sells most of the grapes from its Napa-Carneros vineyards but saves the best for its own wines. This earthy bottling is ideal with capon, which has a deeper flavor than regular roasting chickens.
Ficklin Vineyards Aged Ten Years Tawny Port ($25) This nutty tawny port, made from a blend of grape varieties, is a truly rich dessert wine—just the thing to complement intense chestnut-chocolate mousse. —MK
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