Pear is one of those fruits that I am not too fond of,
but I find it great in the taste of wine. It's a new week,
and I am just recovering from an all day shoot that Al and I
did on Sunday. I figured that since I was going to New
Jersey for Mega Millions tickets, I would pick up a bottle
of wine or two while I was there, and this bottle caught my eye.
Additionally, I learned that some Pinot Gris are actually
not the same as the Italian Pinot Grigio, but instead
descended from Pinot Beurot. That Pinot Noir, I am about to
nickname it the Tiger Woods of wine grapes with all of its
mistresses and liaisons.
I will go back to the 90's to describe this beauty.
It is very leggy, so leggy that it's like a pin-up model
from the 40s dancing on a pole in a strip club; it hangs up
there baby. The body is thick and the bouquet very
aromatic, bringing you a bold scent of pear and peach from
as far as one foot away from the vessel it is in. Hidden in
this scent to some people might be the faintest whiff of
vanilla; it reminds me of my mom's passion for Breyer's
vanilla ice cream.
I think that this wine would go great with a number of
dishes, from cold salads, to cured meats and fresh cut
fruits and veggies, to poultry like goose, duck and quail.
I also think that this wine would go great with a number of
desserts as well.
This wine is a winner, and after two glasses, I am
feeling it. Time for me to hop out and get me some scallops