(KCBS) – KCBS Food and Wine Editor Narsai David reviews a 2009 Sequana Pinot Noir, a 2010 Jacuzzi Family Vineyards Arneis, and a 2008 Jacuzzi Family Vineyards Estate Merlot.

2009 Sequana Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

Elegant, medium light red color. Here is the color Pinot Noir ought to have. A fine earthy aroma with some spicy overtones. Think deep purple-red cherries, and yes you can even taste them. Fine balance between fruit, acid, tannin. A delicious, elegant wine. Perfect with a piece of fresh wild King Salmon. Fine price at $32.00.

Sequana Vineyards
708 Gravenstein Highway N., #53 Sebastopol, CA 95472

2010 Arneis, Jacuzzi Family Vineyards

Bright herbal notes with a touch of wildflowers leads to a light, crisp wine. A minerally feel on the palate with a tartness like an early white Spring peach. That light tartness continues onto the palate. This would be a fine wine with chilled oysters. $15.99.

2008 Estate Merlot

Deep, rich, concentrated red color with full, lush, ripe berry aromas… hinting at a whiff of chocolate, dark chocolate. Lots of chocolate and oak on the palate. This wine needs rare red meat or a very rich pizza for company. Delicious, lingering flavors, and plenty tannins to allow a few years of aging. Very nice price at $15.99.

Jacuzzi Family Vineyards
24724 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476

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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