Our first visit is a Parisian-style bistro in San Francisco where the modern setting belies the traditional menu at Monsieur Benjamin. Next, a gathering spot for locals desiring a seasonal, contemporary menu at Aly's on Main in Redwood City. And finally, this bayside location with stunning views serves up the ultimate in fresh and local seafood at Hog Island Oyster Company in San Francisco's Ferry Building.
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- Monsieur Benjamin (San Francisco)
- Aly's on Main (Redwood City) [CLOSED]
- Hog Island Oyster Co. San Francisco (San Francisco)
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: East Bay Urban Wineries.
2012 Cobb Pinot Noir “Diane Cobb: Coastlands Vineyard,” Sonoma Coast, California ($90)
Drinking Ross Cobb’s Pinot Noirs is a vinous treat. This one in particular, is a true indulgence. Small production, vineyard designate wines with balanced alcohol are his hallmark and this is a shining example of what Cobb is all about. Hailing from a prized block of the Coastlands vineyard, it is an ode to his mother Diane, a pioneer in planting the Sonoma Coast. A bit richer than other bottlings, it’s an exotic, silky red with impeccable style. Watch for the current release 2013, too.