It seems only fitting to serve a wine from one of the original 13 colonies on Thanksgiving. Although wine has been made in Virginia since the 17th century (Thomas Jefferson was one of the pioneering grape growers), we don’t often think of this state as a winemaking region. But that perception may be gradually changing, thanks to wines like the Veritas 2014 Petit Verdot Paul Shaffer 6th Edition ($40). One of 12 winners in the prestigious 2017 Virginia Governor’s Cup Competition, this wine is both complex and smooth, and dominated by slightly smoky red fruit. We recommend decanting it at least a half hour before serving.