I’m always amused when I go to events or to someone’s house and
they have a cheese course. I often see cheeses that don’t pair really well with certain wines.
Cheese is a lot like wine, they both have aromas, flavors and other
nuances that are very similar. Cheese is perfect either as a starter or a dessert course. Pick a wine like a Chardonnay, one that is a little herbal and slightly fruity like Reyes 2010 Chardonnay. This wine pairs well with a variety of cheeses such as goat cheese rolled in Lavender and anise. The herbs in the cheese bring out the herbs in the wine. Brie or Gouda work well also.
For the Reyes 2011 Chardonnay, I would suggest, which is my favorite
pairing, Brie topped with guava paste. Also any spicy cheese will pair well with this sweet fruity wine, for instance, a spicy Jack cheese.
Some cheeses that can go really well with the brand-new release of the Reyes 2012 Chardonnay: chèvre with orange blossom honey, Gouda, or spicy Jack cheese all work very well.
Bottom line, If you were to do a cheese platter and you wanted to pick some cheese to pair with any of the Reyes Chardonnay; Brie, Gouda, spicy Jack cheese and chèvre all work well.