Although our Paella and Pinot event has come and gone, we still haven’t had enough! Chef Scott Wallace created three incredible paella recipes for the event to pair with our pre-release 2015 Pinot Noirs, so we’ve followed in his footsteps to give your an at-home recipe to pair with our 2014 Carr Pinot Noir from the Yard Vineyard. This is a vegetarian recipe, but you can add apple chicken sausages or shrimp for some extra flavor.
With fruit from Turner Vineyard, Yard Vineyard, and Lindsay’s Vineyard, the 2007 Carr Three Vineyard’s Pinot Noir draws a special appeal. Flavors of spice, lush black cherries and hints of cola are brought to life in this 93 point library selection. The light fruity flavors of the Pinot Noir cut through the gentle layers of cream and cheese, and our hearts. Enjoy!
Pinot Noir is one of the easiest wines to drink with food. It goes great with vegetarian dishes, fish, red meat, white meat, ethnic food, cheeseburgers…. That is also what makes it so difficult for me to always pick the perfect recipe! This one, however, was a no brainer. Our 2014 Carr Pinot Noir 114 from the Yard Vineyard in Sta. Rita Hills is a medium bodied, single clone Pinot Noir. It is fruity, yet earthy with subtle spice. This recipe has all the same depth and flavor characteristics to stand up to this wine. Another Carr recipe to try with your Carr wines.
Flatbreads are some of the most fun recipes to experiment with, especially since it is hard to get it “wrong.” This fruity and savory flatbread makes a great partner to our 2014 Carr Pinot Noir, Yard Vineyard. The bright berry flavors and earthy undertones of the Pinot match well with the apples, raspberry, and cheese flavors in this recipe.
Since the leaves don’t change here in Santa Barbara, we are getting our fall color fix from this vibrant pasta dish. Bursting with both color and flavor, it needs an equally exciting wine. Pair it with a bottle of our wine club exclusive 2014 Carr Pinot Noir 777 and your taste buds are sure to be in taste bud heaven.
We are excited to announce the release of our 2014 Carr Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir! With bright acidity, red fruit, and subtle woody earth, this wine club exclusive is the perfect red wine to enjoy as we reach the end of summertime. The gentle hints of tart fruit in this Pinot nicely compliment this sunny kumquat chicken recipe. Easy enough for weeknights, but elegant enough to impress all your guests, this pairing is sure to light up your evenings in the coming cool weather.