The rich and velvet-like palate feel of Merlot blends beautifully between the rugged and organic feel of Cabernet Franc in the 2014 CrossHatch “Depth”. Try it with these Moroccan lamb meatballs for a truly spectacular pairing.
Single-pot recipes are everywhere, and it makes sense – one pot means so much less clean up. And by cooking all the same ingredients in one dish, you create even more flavor from each ingredient than you would have if they were all cooked separately. Who doesn’t like more flavor? That’s why this single-pot, chili-braised beef works so well with a glass of 2013 Carr Cabernet Franc Reserve. Bursting with great cedar and nutmeg flavors, this wine is gentle yet mature enough to contest the lively flavors of this plate.
Cabernet Franc is a Carr classic. Full bodied, yet smooth. Herbal, yet fruit forward. Elegant, yet sassy. Grab a bottle of the newest 2014 Carr Cabernet Franc and see for yourself! This vintage is bursting with aromas of fresh cut poblano pepper, flavors of black cherry and cracked white pepper, and finishes with lengthy, herbal hints. This is a wine like no other.
Two of my favorite local fare are Santa Barbara County wine, and Santa Maria style tri-tip. Tri-tip is said to have originated in the Central Coast, and Santa Maria has now become the home of this kind of barbecue. And Santa Barbara County is home to some of the finest wines in California. Our new 2013 CrossHatch “Depth” is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc that has just the right intensity to balance out the smokey and spicy flavors of tri-tip.
Cabernet Franc is a great food wine and very versatile in it’s pairings. It’s great with meats ranging from thanksgiving turkey to a hearty steak as well as most cheeses. We chose this Moroccan dish with great big flavors because our Cabernet Franc Reserve will hold up next to it. The flavors are equally as bold and intense and complement each other.
Our Cabernet Franc is a unique wine and one of our top sellers. It’s earthy with rich berry undertones and pairs great with food. We chose to pair it with this salad because of it’s rustic comforting qualities. The Harrisa dressing is really earthy and the roasted root vegetables add a sweetness to the dish that is really delicious. This can either be served as a main vegetarian dish or as a side.
Cross hatching is an artistic technique using closely spaced intersecting lines to create shape, shading and definition in a drawing. Pulling inspiration from this technique CrossHatch uses a co-fermentation technique blending both varietals before the fermentation process to create a new dimension and flavor profile to the wine. Our 2012 CrossHatch blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc is a great accompaniment to this earthy and flavorful dish.