Pairing of the Day: November 15-19, 2010
Sam Mogannam's wife, Anne Walker, usually makes this dessert with Arkansas Black applesan heirloom varietyfrom Mogannam's parents' orchard near Sacramento. The dense, tart apples are harvested late in the season, making them a good Thanksgiving choice. Granny Smiths are an easier-to-find alternative.
Pairing: Late Harvest Pinot Gris: 2007 Holdredge Grace's Cuvée or 2007 Kendall Jackson.
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