With hints of dark berries, vanilla and cocoa, the 2015 Carr Syrah from Morehouse Vineyard, this wine is delicate yet full bodied, smooth yet flavorful. This wine goes great with desserts that aren’t too sweet. The fresh berries and the creamy panna cotta make this pairing a match made in heaven.
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.
Let’s face it. Not everyone drinks beer. And with Super Bowl coming up on Sunday, some of us are “deflated” at the idea of sipping on beer all afternoon while chowing down on chips and dip. Some of us need another option. Fear not, Carr is here to save the day – with wine on tap! We have three tasty options to choose from, Chardonnay, El Guapo, and Il Padrino, and we’ve paired each wine with some of our favorite sliders. Pick up a growler (or three!) and be your Super Bowl party MVP.
The flavor of our 2014 Carr Syrah from Morehouse Vineyard reminds us of being in a cozy cabin with dessert baking in the oven. The palate of this wine is unlike recent Syrahs we have done before. With a unique blend of black pepper and vanilla macaron, this is a perfect pairing for a semi sweet dessert.
One of my favorite gadgets during this time of year is my slow cooker. There is nothing more inviting than coming home to the house filled with the aromas of a slow cooked meal. One of the best combos this winter has been this cappuccino pot roast with a bottle of 2014 Carr Syrah. Toss in all the ingredients before you go to work, including a cup of your morning joe, and you’ll be set to come home to an amazing meal.
Root veggies take the cake for winter and fall comfort recipes, and they pair SO well with the 2013 CrossHatch “Shading,” a co-fermented blend of Grenache and Syrah. While slightly floral, this wine has hints of licorice and fig, which makes it a superb wine for gamey, roasted meats and root vegetables.
We all know the rule – fish pairs with white wine. But what is so fun about rules is that we can break them! Which is why we here at Carr prefer our fish with a side of 2013 Carr Syrah from Morehouse Vineyard. The peppercorn butter adds depth to an already heartier type of fish, creating the perfect meal for Syrah.