Winemaker Joe Wagner made a name for himself with the release of Meiomi Pinot Noir. Meiomi was a blend of pinot grapes from 3 different regions in California. For this higher end pinot, Joe sources grapes from the famous vineyard in the Russian River section of Sonoma County. I think that Pinot Noir is the likely favorite red wine for Thanksgiving. Pinot Noir's earthy characteristics, balanced with red fruit undertones, always pair well with turkey, stuffing and cranberry.