As always, I caution against interpreting the results of this tasting too narrowly. These are the wines I chose, but only to represent the general styles of wine. I am not suggesting that these are specifically the “ideal” wines.
2010 Folonari Pinot Grigio – A light, crisp white
2009 Rutherford Ranch Chardonnay - A moderately rich Chardonnay
2010 Cono Sur Pinot Noir – A light, fresh Pinot Noir
2010 Coltibuono Cetamura Chianti – A classic Chianti
2007 Cantine Valpane Barbera – A rich Barbera
2008 Tamas Zinfandel – A lighter, fruitier style of Zinfandel
NV Cleto Chiarli Pruno Nero Lambrusco – A relatively dry style of Lambrusco, a lightly sparkling Italian red wine.