By Narsai David

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)—This week there are three appealing wines that I have recently tasted and want to share.

The first is the 2010 Reata Carneros Chardonnay which has a fruity flavored aroma that conjures up papayas and pineapples. It has a great mouth feel and nice acidity. This is one of those wines that doesn’t have a caramel, oaky or buttery taste—so you can really taste the Chardonnay. It will go great served with any poultry dish or entrée salad. At $20 a bottle, it’s a marvelous value. Its fruity flavors linger long on the palate.

KCBS’ Narsai David Reports:

Next is the 2010 Reata Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast. Its bright berry aromas with a little spice and a just a touch of cherries create a beautifully balanced mouthful of wine. The tannins, the acid and the fruit really come together. I’d like to age this wine for a couple of years allowing it to develop complexity, but it’s great now and is another fine value at $30 a bottle.

Last is the 2010 Masut Pinot Noir—from an estate vineyard in Mendocino that is certified organic. It has a beautiful rich color and lots of fruit with a strawberry taste that stands out in particular. This is a balanced wine with enough tannins and acidity to make it a wine to drink now. It could develop for a few years, but it would be hard to resist drinking it once you have it at home. It’s made by the historic Fetzer family and is nicely price at $40.

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 10:53 a.m., 12:53 p.m. and 4:53 p.m., and at 2:53 a.m. Sunday on KCBS All News 740AM and 106.9FM.

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