Wine Tips: About Chardonnay

Leslie SbroccoMy 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.

Check, Please! Bay Area guests drank the following wines on the set of episode 705:

2007 Trione Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, California $30
From third generation grape growers in Sonoma County, this beautifully aged Chard meshes the core brightness of Russian River fruit with the lushness of the vintage. It’s a wine to sip poolside with nothing but your suit, or table side with everything from fish to fowl.

2009 Lasseter Family Winery “Chemin de Fer,” Sonoma Valley, California $40
You know the name, John Lasseter of Cars and Toy Story fame. Add one more credit to John’s resume — vintner — as he and his wife Nancy are the proprietors of Lasseter Family Winery. In a nod to their Francophile passions, they focus on French-style wines including this Rhone blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre grapes. It’s succulent, spicy and simply superb.

Wines drank on set of Check, Please! Bay Area episode 705

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  • Tim

    Lovely picks!

  • Peter Kelsch

    Hi Leslie,
    I am a regular viewer and fan of your weekly show “Check Please”, and enjoy them very much.  I also like your wine tasting tips, etc., my question is:  Do you have a regular gathering or group formed, that get together on a regular basis to taste and discuss wines that is not on a televised show that I could participate in or join?
    Keep the great programming alive Leslie.  You’ve been doing a stellar job in all respects!
    Sincerely, Peter Kelsch –

  • Leslie Sbrocco

     thanks so much peter! we don’t have a regular group but i do lots of events around the bay area. make sure to like our check please bay area page on facebook for info. cheers, leslie