Classically decorated and romantically lit, this elegant location exudes Old World charm serving traditional dishes prepared tableside at Papillon Restaurant in Fremont. More than just a bakery you'll find tasty, organic breakfasts and brunches at Marla Bakery in San Francisco. Finally, contemporary Latin food made with the best local produce and created using classical French technique can be found in Redwood City at La Viga Restaurant.
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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. This week I discuss: The part of wine tasting after sipping.
2012 Amavi Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, Washington ($28)
One of my favorite producers in Washington state, Amavi (combination of Latin words amor and vita) translates to loving life. That’s what sipping this wine makes you do – love life. Crafted by the talented hands of Jean-Francois Pellet, who is also the winemaker at superstar winery Pepper Bridge, this Cabernet is just plain sexy. Lush and full-bodied with a streak of vibrant acidity, it’s a true expression of Washington’s Walla Walla area where warm days and cold nights abound. If you’re a California Cab lover, trade up to this well-priced, pure-pleasure red.