Our Carr Winery neighbor, Chef Justin West over at Wildwood Kitchen, is helping us celebrate the release of the flagship 2016 Carr Syrah from Kærksov Vineyard by setting us up with this fantastic tri-tip pairing. The flavors compliment and balance out the wine in an effortless way.
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Chef Julian Martinez from Barbareño has paired with Carr Winery to come up with this easy and delicious grilled avocado recipe to pair with the 2016 Carr Syrah from Morehouse Vineyard – “Here, we pair the richness of the avocado with the slight bitterness that the grill imparts and the acidity of citrus. The ponzu sauce that we make is very savory, pairing well with the vanilla and maple notes of the Morehouse Syrah.” –Julian Martinez
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.
Just in time for all the hot weather we’ve been having, the 2017 Carr Pinot Gris is here for a refreshing and crisp white wine that will keep you cool for the remainder of the summer. We have paired this wine with an equally delicious salmon burger. This recipe comes from our very own Beka Breneman. You can follow her on Instagram @the_swingingfork for this and many more gorgeous recipes!
The 2016 Carr Pinot Noir from the Yard Vineyard is one of our favorite red wines this season. It has a lovely, bright acidity and a fruity, earthy flavor that is perfect for a warm summer evening. We have paired up with local Private Chef Robin Goldstein to bring you this delicious tomato pie from her cookbook, Simply Delicious Wine Country Recipes. Like what you see? You can pick up a copy at either Carr location. Cheers!
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!
This 2016 Whole Cluster Pinot Noir yields a beautiful deep, rich color, with inviting aromas of ripe cherries and pink roses. Initial flavors of pomegranate blend with a velvety mouth-feel on this medium bodied wine, rolling into a silky and delicate finish of dark chocolate raspberries. We recommend starting an evening off with this wine, which is why we’ve paired it this baked brie hors d’oeuvre!
The 2016 Carr Pinot Noir, Pommard is a single-clone Pinot Noir from the Yard Vineyard in Sta. Rita Hills. With flavors of vanilla cola, ripe cranberry, and black pepper this is an truly unique and delicious Pinot Noir. With a long lasting finish that just won’t quit, this wine deserves to be paired with foods that has flavors that are just as bold to compliment it. Try it with these Greek salad-style flatbreads for a fun and tasty experience!