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 and spirits tips with each episode.
Check, Please! Bay Area guests drank the following wines on the set of episode 802:
2011 Talbott Pinot Noir, “Sleepy Hollow Vineyard,” Santa Lucia Highlands, California -- Hailing from one of California’s top spots for Pinot -- the Santa Lucia Highlands in Monterey County -- this lush, spicy red showcases full-bodied flair. The region’s cool climate allows for long ripening of the old-vine fruit, which creates intensity and complexity.
2011 Talbott Chardonnay, “Sleepy Hollow Vineyard,” Santa Lucia Highlands, California -- A singularly rich, ripe style of Chardonnay kissed by toasty oak notes. Crafted from old Wente clone grapes (the classic variety used to make California Chardonnay), the well-balanced beauty is a white that satisfies. Sip as a cocktail or pair with fleshy fishes and creamy cheeses.