Here is an excerpt from Ben on the wine he sampled:
Winterhawk Pinot Noir 2007 Suisun Valley
These grapes come from the western slopes of Suisun Valley, which attracts cool winds from San Pablo Bay. Winemakers used year-old barrels to limit oak and allow the fruit to emerge. This wine is a classic Pinot Noir with decent acidity and a clean taste. It’s nicely balanced and medium in length with a chocolate-cherry finish. It would pair well with light pork dishes and rich fish dishes, such as salmon.
What to eat with this wine: a pork chop. Paul Martin’s serves its natural pork chop from Bledsoe Natural Pork in Dunnigan. The meat is cut in-house and mesquite grilled with Hoisin marinade. It’s served with roasted red potatoes and sautéed Brussels sprouts.
Wine available at Suisun Valley Wine Cooperative (svwinecoop.com)