If there is one culinary date I look forward to every year, it is the start of Dungeness Crab season. Here is Southern California, we are so lucky to get fresh Dungeness from both Santa Barbara and the Sonoma Coast. Brandon and I eat it almost every weekend and have a lot of fun finding our favorite wines to go with it.
Pinot Gris can be a great match with Dungeness. I recently sipped a bottle of 2012 Brooks Pinot Gris from Oregon and I immediately wished I was drinking it with crab. The wine is whole cluster pressed and aged in stainless steel. It features bright tastes of citrus and guava along with great texture and fresh acidity. A fantastic match with Dungeness Crab along with pretty much any other shellfish!