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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.
2012 Domaine Gerovassiliou, Epanomi, Greece ($16) -- Greek wines are getting attention these days for their exotic flavors and high quality. This unique white blends two indigenous white Greek grape varieties, Assyrtiko and Malagousia. Crisp and refreshing, it has a lush texture and succulent citrus fruit notes. Perfect with Greek tomato and feta salad and grilled seafood, it also shines with Japanese cuisine. It’s an absolutely delicious discovery.
2011 St. Amant, Old Vine Zinfandel “Mohr-Fry Ranch” Lodi, California ($18) -- Lodi is a hot spot when it comes to world-class Zinfandel. This is one of my favorite expressions of the variety. Spicy, peppery and chock full of wild berry fruit flavors but still capturing a sense of elegance. Barbeque ribs and Kobe beef burgers are my dream dates when uncorking this delicious red.