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 Casalfarneto “Fontevecchia” Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, Italy
A crisp, dry white crafted from the Verdicchio grape variety in the Marches region of central Italy. With an earthy, medium-bodied character, it’s a wine to pair with savory dishes from mushroom risotto to salumi.
2005 Sentido, Ribera del Duero, Spain
With aromas of pepper and smoke followed by dark berry fruit flavors, this rustic wine has personality. Hailing from the area along the Duero River in Spain, it’s made from Tempranillo grapes, which is Spain’s signature variety.
2007 Judd’s Hill Pinot Noir, Central Coast, California
For lovers of Burgundy, this earthy, taut Pinot Noir captures real Old World character while keeping ripe cherry fruit flavors in the forefront. Drink alongside pork chops.