Gonzalez Byass Tio Pepe

Gonzalez Byass, Jerez, Tio Pepe, Fine Muy Seco, Palomino, Fino, nv The nose features a nice sense of the traditional bruised apples, coupled with fresh apples and minerality. In addition there is nuttiness and spicy floral notes – very complex. In the mouth it is quite dry, combining the tartness of green apples and the grip of the apple skins themselves.

This wine is crying out for a bit of Jamon Serrano which I don’t have at hand. It is brilliant, however, with those cured anchovies, which are in the refrigerator tonight, the ones that are quite pricey yet so vibrantly acidic.

The grapes are all Palomino. Bottled in Jerez de la Fronterra 15% a media sample and available for $13.99 at Bottle Barn Gonzalez Byass

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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3 Responses to Gonzalez Byass Tio Pepe

  1. Tim McDonald says:

    Ray good on you to pick a food friendly wine, goes with every course but really shows well with apps and salads etc. Just in case there is no pork products handy, feel comfortable with this universal type of wine….viva fino!

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  3. Ray says:

    Hi Tim,

    Another twist in the pairing of this wine that I enjoy is freshly fried calamari – it’s a natural. Best, Ray

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