(KCBS) – KCBS Food and Wine Editor Narsai David wonders if it’s time for sherries to make a comeback? He recently got a refresher course by tasting a variety of sherries from Gonzalez Byass in Spain.

Gonzalez Byass Sherries

Tio Pepe / Palomino Fino
Palest color, a touch of nutty, fresh baked bread aroma, dry lingering on palate. $17.99. Perfect with oysters.

San Francisco Wine Exchange
620 Folsom Street, suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94107

Vina AB Amontillado Fino
Elegant coppery golden color. Dry, lingering nutty flavors on the palate. Aperitif with hors d’oeuvres particularly seafood and tapas. $19.99.

Deep rich caramel color / aromas of dried figs that follow right onto the palate. Here’s a dessert wine that doesn’t need dessert. Sweet, lush, almost syrupy. How about pouring it on vanilla ice cream. $19.99.

Matusalem / Oloroso Dulce Viejo VORS

Over 30 years old by law. Rich caramel color, almost chocolatey. Spicy notes of leather and long aging. Perfect with your best aged cheese, and let that be dessert. $48.99 / 375 ml

– Narsai David, KCBS Food and Wine Editor

More info:
Gonzalez Byass
C/ Manuel M. Gonzalez 12
11403 Jerez
Tel. 34-956- 357000

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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