(KCBS) – KCBS Food and Wine Editor Narsai David reviews three attractive wines at attractive prices.

2009 Dry Creek Vineyard, Heritage Zinfandel
Rich crimson color with lush aromas of ripe raspberries that follow right onto the palate. Fine balance with a medium body that lingers on the palate. A classic Dry Creek spiciness is filled out with a little petite sirah blended in. A splendid, easy to drink food wine. And very fairly priced at $19.00.

Dry Creek Vineyard
3770 Lambert Bridge Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448

2009 Talbott Pinot Noir – Kali Hart

Medium, coppery red color. Aromas of plum blossoms and fresh baked bread lead to a very tasty mouthful of wines. Ripe berry flavors linger on the palate. A perfect wine to serve with some of the lovely wild salmon now on the market. Just enough acid and tannins to round out the balance on the palate. 95% of the grapes are from Talbott’s Sleepy Hollow Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Great price at $21.00

Talbott Tasting Room
53 West Carmel Valley Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924

2008 Jorian Hill Syrah, Santa Ynez Valley
Deep, purple red color. Lush ripe berry aromas. Spicy, woodsy and floral… lead to a firm, assertive mouthful of wine. Bone dry on the palate with plenty of tannin. This one is a food wine for sure. Barbecue, sausages, grilled meats will match up well to its firmness. In fact, this is a syrah that it would pay to lay down for a couple years. Very nice price at $24.00.

Jorian Hill Vineyards
P.O. Box 375
Solvang, CA 93464

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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. You can hear him Saturdays at 10:53am, 12:53pm and 4:53pm, and at 2:53am Sunday on KCBS All News 740AM and 106.9FM.

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