(KCBS) – KCBS Food and Wine Editor Narsai David reviews white wines from Franciscan Estates in Napa Valley.

2009 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
Distinct, herbal notes of wild flowers and spice on the aroma. Delicious tart and fruity flavors on the palate. Lots of citrus lingers long and is certainly mouth watering. Here’s a wine to serve with anything from oysters on the half shell to a roast chicken or a piece of sauteed white fish. $17.00

2009 Chardonnay, Napa Valley
Fine touch of oak balances with ripe apple and stone fruit aromas. Plenty of acid on the palate for a crisp, clean finish. A very pleasant chardonnay without the high alcohol buttery quality of so many chardonnays. This is more in the style of a French Macon or Chablis. $18.00

Narsai David is the KCBS Food and Wine Editor. He has been a successful restaurateur, chef, TV host, and columnist in the Bay Area spanning four decades.

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