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KCBS Food & Wine Report: Attractive Wines At Attractive Prices

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — This week I have three attractive wines at attractive prices, including the Bonterra 2012 Chardonnay from Mendocino County made from organic grapes.

A fresh bite of a new Gravenstein apple or maybe a crisp Pippin apple immediately comes to mind. There’s lots of fruit barely tempered with sweetness for balance. It’s a downright, delicious, ready to drink chardonnay for only $13.99 retail.

Then we have the 2011 Bonterra Zinfandel (again made from Mendocino County organic grapes). There’s plenty of berry flavor with a dusty back note of oak, but be sure the fruit stays forward.

This is a wine for pizza, pasta and bar-b-cue. It should be considered one you just grab and go and at $15.99 it’s a great value.

Finally, Five Rivers 2012 Pinot Noir from Paso Robles has fine, ripe berry aromas somewhere between fresh and when they’re made into jam. The ripe flavors carry on to the palate.

For a quaffing line, I’d say it’s so easy to drink with just enough tannin to balance the fruit. I’d recommend pairing it with poultry, salmon or simply to just have a nice glass of wine. It’s quite the value at $14.99.

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