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 and beer on the set of episode 812:
2011 Wild Horse, "Unbridled" Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County, California ($24) -- With a silky, suppleness and dark red berry fruit notes that define Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara, this intense red is a wild one. Uncork and enjoy alongside roast pork loin in mushroom sauce or with a variety of soft (and preferably stinky) cheeses.
2010 Clarksburg Wine Company, Chenin Blanc, Clarksburg, California ($16) -- An under-appreciated white variety, Chenin Blanc, shines in the Clarksburg area of California. Cool nights and warm days allow the grapes full maturity so they can express jasmine and peach aromas but still capture zesty flavors on the palate. This balanced beauty is a great alternative to Chardonnay.