SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Two beautiful red wines from Sonoma County are spotlighted this week. First, from the Dry Creek Valley is the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, which boasts a spicy, minty aroma with a lush red color.
The distinctive ripe raspberry flavor is right on top, but for the palate, you should expect an elegant balance. The alcohol is only 13.5 percent, so this is in the classic style. This is definitely a wine for food. It would be delicious now with a rich, braised dish like a rare meat, but if you give it a couple of year’s age, it would really be worth the wait. At $25 for a three-and-a-half-year-old cab, this is truly a bargain.
The next wine is the 2012 Dutton Goldfield Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley. For a Pinot Noir it has a deep, rich color. Splendid fruit aromas of ripe berries, especially strawberry, should be expected, but this goes well beyond expectation.