Varietal/Style: Pinot Noir
Origin: Monterey County
Retail Price: $22.50
Notes: A lovely, simple wine, Paraiso's Pinot
presents a nose brimming with the promise of ripe cherries and cranberries.
But instead of delivering flavor of equal intensity, it offers a light
body with overtones of oak and earth. What it lacks in complexity, it
makes up for in elegance. Because of its food-friendly style, we would
recommend serving it with anything from poached salmon to turkey dinner.
(Date tasted 07/09/01)
As leading Central Coast vintners, the Smith family of Paraiso Springs
is recognized throughout California for superior quality grapes.
In addition to supplying cool-climate varietals to such wineries
as Beringer, Mondavi, and Hess, the family started their own boutique
winery in 1988, producing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. With
deference to their world-class fruit, the Smiths work to produce
wines reflecting the terroir of their Monterey County vineyards.
Address: 38060 Paraiso Springs Rd.
City: Soledad, CA
Web site: www.psvwine.com