Check, Please! Bay Area’s fourth season episode 5 (#405) profiles and reviews these three Bay Area restaurants:
My name is Leslie Sbrocco and I’m the host of Check, Please! Bay Area. Each week, I will be sharing my tasting notes about the wine the guests and I drank on set during the taping of the show.
Wines of the Week: KQED Wine Club
Our guests enjoyed these two delicious offerings from the KQED Wine Club. Tonight’s wines showcase lively Latin spirit from both South America and Italy. Join the club!
Familia Zuccardi “Alma 4″ Sparkling Wine, Mendoza, Argentina
Made with a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this delicious bubbly is crisp and refreshing, yet offers full-bodied fruitiness. Sip alongside a bowl of popcorn drizzled with truffle oil for a weekend treat.
2005 Ca’ Viola “Brichet” Barbera D’Alba, Italy
Barbera is the workhorse grape of northern Italy’s Piedmont region. It produces easy-drinking yet hearty reds worthy of the dinner table. This one wraps lush, dark berry flavors with a kick of acidity to help wake up your palate and prep it for food.
2007 Signorello Vineyards “Seta” Napa Valley, California
A Bordeaux-style blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes that is kissed with spiced aromas and a touch of sweet fruit flavors. It’s elegant enough to sip alone, but will show its true style when paired with fleshy fish, scallops, and fresh cheeses.