SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — I have some appealing wines from Sonoma County to let you in on this week. The first is from Trione Vineyards & Winery. We’ll start with the 2010 Russian River Valley Chardonnay. This one has rich, luscious aromas with a toasty, buttery quality. Yes, it’s very rich on the palate, so save it for a lobster dinner or a roast chicken. Let the richness linger. It’s fairly priced at $23 as this is a 2010 vintage.
Then you should move on to the 2010 Trione Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. This one is loaded. It’s rich with ripe, plum-like aromas that lead to a serious mouthful of wine. In fact, the fullness of the tannic backbone really comes as a bit of a surprise. There’s plenty of fruit to balance that tannin and a few years of age really pay off here. It’s finely priced at $35.