2007 Alma Rosa Pinot Gris
From: Santa Barbara County, Calif.
Serve with: Salmon with cream sauce
This lush, ripe, full-bodied, dry white wine is simply packed with flavor. That comes as no surprise because it comes from J. Richard and Thekla Sanford, the former proprietors of Sanford Winery. Skillfully made in the style of its Alsace counterparts, this wine shows nuances of lemon, orange, pears and mulling spices – all delivered with a creamy texture punctuated with a good jolt of acidity.