A more laid back and demure melon essence

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Brand NamePierre Sparr
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Wine NamePinot Blanc
Vintage (Year)2005
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypePinot Blanc
Alcohol %12.5%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating8 (on a scale of 1-10)

In reaching out to taste more different types of wine, and especially different types of Pinot (please get me the Pinot Auxernes/Auxernois), I picked up a Pierre Sparr Pinot Blanc.

While this wine didn't amaze me with it's nose, I will say that the medium body, and combined tastes of minerality and melon (cantaloupe and honeydew) actually do give you a nice tickle to your palate. This wine could easily go with any type of starch based dish, but also with spicy foods, especially poultry and seafood. I could see this as a great pairing to lemon chicken or fish prepared with fresh dill.

I wavered awhile between giving it a 7 or an 8, but for what it is, it deserves the 8, with a leaning towards a 9 in the category of Pinot Blanc. I think that it's time to add a second rating system.


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