SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – There are certain wines that are right for each season. KCBS Food and Wine Editor Narsai David looks at three 2010 vintages this week that are perfect for the summer months.
First is the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon from Bonterra Vineyards in Mendocino County. Bonterra believes in organically grown grapes , producing 100% organic wines since 1993. The Cabernet Sauvignon has layers of flavor, as the wine producers blend in small amounts of other red varietals. This particular vintage gives off nice, raspberry aromas with a dusty touch. It works well with barbecue or grilled chicken and is priced reasonably at $15.99.
KCBS Food and Wine Editor Narsai David:
Next is the 2010 Bonterra Chardonnay. The chardonnay uses a combination of oak and stainless steel to emphasize the freshness of the fruit. A pale color and creamy richness suggested on the aroma follows onto the palette. There is a pleasing fullness and that lingers for a long period of time. The well-balanced wine works great with many foods and is priced at $13.99.
Finally, the 2010 Pinot Noir from Brophy Clark Cellars in Livermore. The Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir is rich in both color and fragrance. The medium-bodied wine displays flavors of bing cherry, raspberry and strawberry. The Pinot Noir has just enough tannins for balance and would work well with salmon. The bottle is priced at $24.
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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