RSV’s Pinot Gris Late hits the “sweet spot” with its gold-i-locks, straw-gold hue and “just right” delicate sweetness balanced by crisp acidity. It has aromas and flavors of crystalized ginger, citrus, ripe pear and peach-like stone fruit… followed by a nutty note of almond.
As I take my first sip of Pinot Gris Late, dessert isn’t the first thing that springs into my mind. The wine’s slight kiss of residual sugar brings out the pear and spice notes of the grape and also a touch of almond-like nuttiness. So instead of saving it exclusively for dessert, try it with a salty blue or a funky washed rind St. Nectare.
There are two things in the culinary world that are almost as satisfying as sex: truffles and perfectly aged Burgundy, um... I mean, Pinot Noir. But sometimes it’s difficult to know the real thing when chatter, created by our virtual, over-amped, “turn-it-up-to-11” conditioned society, obscures it.
The 2011 Los Carneros Pinot Noir possesses a quiet exuberance - so beautifully balanced, it aches to go with food.