Out here on the west coast, we’ve got daylight savings giving us extra sunlight, paired with some amazing warm weather. This is the perfect time of year to dust off the grill and start spending more time outdoors. Try grilling up some salmon and topping it with zingy nectarine salsa, while enjoying a glass of 2015 Carr Pinot Noir from the Yard Vineyard.
Even though Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and predicted 6 more weeks of winter, we are getting ready for the warmer weather that is right around the corner. Backyard cookouts and dining outdoors calls for new and exciting recipes, like lentil tacos, which pair famously with the 2015 Pinot Noir from the Yard Vineyard. The wine tastes like fresh raspberry with hints of light strawberry and candied cherries, finishing with full dark plum and subtle tannins. The full flavors of the lentils, paired with the bright fruit flavors of the pico create a great sidekick for this wine.
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.