Narsai David Food & Wine Report: Two Sonoma Wines

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— I have two delicious and affordable Sonoma County wines for you to try this week. First the 2010 Valley of the Moon Cabernet Sauvignon possesses a rich, deep-red shade and a lush-ripe cherry taste that rolls right onto the palate. Or is it cherry pie?

Spice and a bit of oak backs it up leaving behind a pleasant mouth feel. There’s enough tannin for balance and it’s actually worth aging for a couple of years. At $23 a bottle it’s an incredible value. You could drink it now with a red-meat stew or some barbecue.

The 2011 Kenwood from the Jack London Vineyard Zinfandel has a medium garnet color and is sparkly in appearance. Not necessarily sparkly with bubbles, but truly in color.

This is a wine meant for drinking with food. It’s certainly not a fruit-bomb on the palate like so many zinfandels have become in recent years. There’s plenty of raspberry and enough tannin for a backbone.

This wine needs about a year of age to develop some complexity, but right now it would be fine with a spicy pizza or again, some barbecue.

This Sonoma Valley zinfandel goes for about $20.

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.

(Copyright 2014 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

More from Narsai David

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS San Francisco

Get The New CBS SF Bay Area Local App
Got Our Weather App?

Watch & Listen LIVE