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.
Check, Please! Bay Area guests drank the following wines on the set of episode 701:
2008 Pepper Bridge “Pepper Bridge Vineyard” red blend, Walla Walla Valley, Washington $55
Intense, layered, powerful and yet still supple, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot from the iconic Pepper Bridge Vineyard in Washington’s eastern Walla Walla Valley is a wine to covet (especially since less than 500 cases were made).
2010 Amavi Cellars Semillon, Walla Walla Valley, Washington $20
The winemaker at Pepper Bridge, Jean-Francois Pellet, is one of Washington’s finest and his passion project is Amavi. This aromatic white made with Semillon grapes is a stunner. Juicy fruit notes are supported by vibrant acidity in a wine that pairs perfectly with fiery fare from burritos to curry dishes as well as a variety of cheeses.