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 and spirits tips with each episode.
Check, Please! Bay Area guests drank the following wines on the set of episode 901:
2012 Les Voleurs Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, California ($19) -- Keith Crowell and Matthew Purdon founded this small winery in order to follow their passion for wine. It’s the definition of boutique, crafting only 73 cases of their Chardonnay and a bit more elegant Pinot Noir. Supple and succulent, the Chardonnay is a serious sip “best when shared with an accomplice” as the owners say. I couldn’t agree more. Cheers guys!
2009 Las Rocas Garnacha “Vinas Viejas,” Calatayud, Spain ($14) -- The wine-growing region of Calatayud is in Aragon in the northern portion of central Spain. Known for hot days and cold nights, the hearty red grape, Garnacha -- otherwise called Grenache -- thrives in this area and produces intense, spicy reds like this old vine version from Las Rocas. It’s affordable, complex, and delicious. Pair alongside grilled sausages, braised meats and stinky (in a good way) cheeses.