(KCBS) – KCBS Food and Wine Editor Narsai David reviews a Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Russian River Valley.
2009 Chardonnay, Dutton Ranch, Russian River Valley
Very appealing, pale straw color, lush with medium body on the palate. Flavors of vanilla and ripe tropical fruits. The spicy touch of lemons and limes balances it out. Here’s a wine that’s not over heavy with alcohol or oak but has a creamy texture that rolls on the tongue. A delicious Chardonnay. This would go very well with rich seafood or chicken dishes. In fact, it will even complement salmon. $35.00
2009 Pinot Noir, Dutton Ranch, Russian River Valley
Medium deep crimson color. Distinct smoky, earthy aromas of Pinot Noir touched with ripe berries. Spicy, bright herbal notes up front on the palate. Plenty of tannins, soft tannins to balance out the fruit and enough acidity to keep your mouth watering. $38.00
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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