Check, Please! Bay Area's sixth season episode 12 (#612) profiles and reviews these three Bay Area restaurants:
Check, Please! Bay Area: Izzy's Steaks and Chops, El Huarache Loco, Helmand Palace
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.
2009 Mark West Pinot Noir, California $12
A must-buy bargain bottle that captures Pinot's elegance and juicy red-berry fruit flavors at a price that will please. Stock up for the holidays to use as a house red or to give as gifts.
"Voyage" Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough $20
Newly landed on our shores, this unique Kiwi wine delivers a ping of zestiness layered with citrus notes and whisper of fresh herbal aromas. It's a classy Sauvignon Blanc worth seeking out.
Iron Horse "Classic" Vintage Brut, Green Valley of Russian River
Valley, California $34
Iconic bubbly producer Iron Horse is California royalty, crafting world-class wines to rival the best of Champagne, France. Aged for years before release, the Vintage Brut sparkles like a Cartier jewel. Lush, yet lean, focused, and fresh, this is a wine to savor.