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. I will also share some wine tips with each episode.
2007 C. Donatiello Winery, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, California
Capturing the cool climate character of Sonoma’s Russian River Valley, this lush and lovely white is packed with ripe fruit flavors, a kiss of oak, and a snap of freshness on the finish.
2008 Dashe Zinfandel “Florence Vineyard” Dry Creek Valley, CA
Falling into the elegant camp when it comes to Zins (moderate alcohol and vibrant fruit notes), this classically-styled Zin showcases aromas of wild berries and a kick of peppery spice. Try it alongside barbecue ribs or pork loin drizzled with balsamic vinegar.