For our 2016 Carr Cabernet Franc from Rossi Vineyard, we went all out with this flat iron beef meal created by Chef Austin Corrigan. You can tackle this recipe as a whole with all of the sides included, or just take elements from it – the Rossi Cab Franc reduction will definitely takes the longest out of any element of this recipe, but we insist that the patience will pay off!
For our 2015 Carr Cabernet Franc Reserve, we have matched up with Chef Austin Corrigan to create this incredible pairing. Cabernet Franc is a staple here at Carr Winery, and after his recent travel and work in some of the best BBQ towns in the USA, Austin was inspired to match this smokey and peppery wine with a recipe of equal caliber.
Cab Franc is back!! And the 2016 vintage has got it going on – by “it,” we mean serious flavor! The 2016 Carr Cabernet Franc encompasses an overall sense of natural flavor components like roasted bell pepper with mellow notes of violet and herbs. We have paired up with local Private Chef Robin Goldstein to bring you this incredible lamb shank recipe from her cookbook, Simply Delicious Wine Country Recipes. Like what you see? You can pick up a copy at either Carr location. Cheers!
Thanksgiving is such a great holiday for so many reasons – family and friends come together to share thanks while indulging in tasty food paired with delicious wines. Everyone has a signature turkey, mashed potato, and stuffing recipe – these are the traditional foods that we love about the holiday. But we love to mix up the side dishes! We want you to be prepared, so we are sharing a few of our choice side dishes, paired with our favorite Carr wines.
This 2015 Carr Cabernet Franc from Rossi Vineyard is a Carr first! This single vineyard Cab Franc is grown in Happy Canyon. The hot days in this region make for the best growing conditions for Cabernet Franc in the area. This wine is extremely dynamic, beginning with jalapeño and leading into spicy dark chocolate. The red and yellow peppers in this recipe neatly balance out the full, darker flavors of the wine.
Have you tried the 2014 Carr Cabernet Franc Reserve yet? If not, do yourself a favor and grab a bottle, ASAP. Made from the best four barrels of the 2014 vintage, this wine is bursting with flavors of jalapeño, poblano, and white pepper. We’ve paired it with the quick yet tasty recipe so you can get through cooking and straight to drinking!
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.
I was telling someone the other day that the 2013 CrossHatch “Depth” is so good on its own, that I sometimes drink it as dessert. Which got me thinking – you know what would be better than drinking it for dessert? Drinking it with dessert! And since pumpkin spice everything is all the rage right now, why not keep it seasonal and pair it with this incredible pumpkin cake, smothered in spicy chocolate sauce? And that, my friends, is how this pairing came to be.