Weekend Wine and Food Pairing- Pinot Gris and Crab Legs

I will eat crab legs just about any time of the year but, for some reason, I always seem to eat them more often in the summer.  I love crab legs…even more so than lobster.  I grew up by the ocean and my family used to set crab traps in the morning and, by night, we would have more than enough for an incredible meal.  As I grew older, I learned to appreciate how a great bottle of wine could make the crab legs taste even better.

One of my favorite wines with crab is Pinot Gris.  I like to find a Pinot Gris with a rich mouth-feel and notes of citrus.  One bottle I recommend is Elk Cove 2011 Pinot Gris ($15) from the Willamette Valley.  This wine is packed full of citrus flavors and is very balanced.  A great combination with crab legs.  So good that I might just have to have this pairing over the weekend myself!

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