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
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.