(KCBS) – KCBS Food and Wine Editor Narsai David reviews two very appealing wines from Sonoma County.

2009 Iron Horse Estate Chardonnay

Palest straw color with aromas of ripe apples and rhubarb crisp. And just a touch of vanilla (but only a touch!) from the oak barrels. A fine acidity leaves a clean crisp feel on the palate. There’s a stony mineral quality that makes those flavors linger long on the palate. A beautiful, balanced wine, perfect to serve with chicken or fish, or how about an entree salad. $27.00.

More info:
Iron Horse Vineyards

2008 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir / Sonoma Coast

Medium deep red color. Lovely classic Pinot Noir nose…smoky, earthy, lush ripe berries, aromatic tea leaves all tease you on the nose. On the palate, lots of ripe berries, fine acid, you keep salivating long after swallowing. Those lingering flavors of ripe berries and spice are definitive Pinot Noir. Merry Edwards also makes several other specific area wines from Sonoma and they range to $57.00. At $36.00, this is a real find. Try to hold a few bottles for another year or two of aging to develop complexity. $36.00.

More info:
Merry Edwards Winery

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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