2000 Pierre Sparr Pinot Gris Reserve ($14). This...

WINE OF THE WEEK

February 06, 2002|By Michael Dresser

2000 Pierre Sparr Pinot Gris Reserve ($14). This exquisitely balanced, racy, dry and full-bodied white wine from Alsace presents a wonderful alternative to oaky chardonnays. It displays lively flavors of pears, peaches, melon, honey, nuts, spices and coconut. Try it with salmon, turkey or Asian cuisine. This is the same grape as Italy's pinot grigio but with more muscle and flavor. One caveat: Don't confuse the pinot gris with Sparr's 2000 Pinot Blanc - a mild disappointment in this vintage.

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