(KCBS) – KCBS Food and Wine Editor Narsai David reviews a Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Talbott Vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands.

2009 Logan Chardonnay

A pale straw color with a lovely aroma of ripe tropical fruits and soft oak.  The bright chardonnay flavors are perfectly balanced with the oak.  This is chardonnay as it was meant to be.  The key word is balance.  Truly just enough oak for balance.  Here is a rich, luscious wine to serve with shellfish or cream based sauces.  Excellent price at $22.50.

2009 Pinot Noir

Classic Pinot Noir aromas of strawberries with an almost smoky background.  Toasted oak touches the aroma for a very nice balance.  Rich and lush ripe fruit flavors linger long on the palate.  That bright fruit makes this a delicious wine to just pick up and drink a glass of.  It would be a fine match for a rare roast beef or steak.  $25.00

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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