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.
2005 Donati Family Vineyard Chardonnay, Monterey, California
This richly-styled Chardonnay with toasty oak notes doesn’t sacrifice freshness for full-bodied flair. Partner with lobster, scallops, creamy cheeses, and roast chicken.
2005 Henschke “Henry's Seven” Barossa, Australia
This is a terrific wine that showcases one of the best producers Down Under. Henschke is famous for crafting world-class Shiraz and this easy drinker is a blend of Shiraz, Grenache, and a dash of the white grape, Viognier. A fruit-bomb red that sports sass, it has enough complexity to put a smile on any wine lover’s face.
2004 Baldacci Family Vineyards, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
From a family-owned operation in Napa comes a balanced, juicy wine with dark berry fruit flavors that offers compelling complexity.