Heirloom Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Gazpacho

This delicious gazpacho was a hit at our recent Fall Wine Release Party, and pairs perfectly with our Rutherford Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Ingredients 3 red peppers 2 lbs Heirloom tomatoes (cut into chunks) 1 cucumber (peeled & seeded) 6 garlic cloves ½ red onion 1 baguette, cut in half ¼ cup Round Pond Estate Cabernet-Merlot…

B.L.T. Crostini

Who doesn’t love a BLT?   With slow-roasted tomatoes, creamy French cheese, and fresh arugula, this is a refined take on the American classic in perfectly bite-sized pieces. Ingredients 1 pint cherry tomatoes ¼ cup Round Pond Italian Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 small baguette 1 cup Fromage Blanc cheese 6 slices thick cut bacon,…

Veal Osso Buco

Perfect for a cool autumn night, this Veal Osso Buco is classically comporting and satisfying.  It tastes even better the day after – although it’s hard not to finish it all at once.  Pairs wonderfully with our Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon. Ingredients 2 (8-ounce) veal shank pieces 1 ½ Cabernet Sauvignon ¼ cup Round Pond Italian…

Brisket Burger with Brie & Applewood-Smoked Bacon

Created by Chef Jamie to pair perfectly with our Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, this Brisket Burger is topped with applewood-smoked bacon, Vidalia onion, creamy brie and fresh arugula.  It’s burger bliss. Ingredients 2 Tbsp mayonnaise 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard 1 lb ground beef brisket (ask your local butcher to grind) 2 bakery english muffins or favorite…

Chocolate-Cabernet Truffles

These Chocolate-Cabernet truffles are incredibly decadent and perfect with a glass of our Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon.  What could be more perfect? For Centers 14 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1/4 cup Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2 tablespoons crème de cacao 2 tablespoons crème de cassis Pinch of salt 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream For Coating 8 ounces…

Braised Shortrib Flatbread

This delicious flatbread recipe was a hit at our recent Spring Wine Release Party! With juicy braised shortrib, smoked gouda, and pickled chilies, it was amazing paired alongside our newly-released Rutherford Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Ingredients 2 lbs boneless beef shortribs2 Tbsp Round Pond Italian Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oilsalt and pepper1 each yellow onion, diced2…

Cauliflower and Potato Gratin

Chef Conor Esser at Kitchen Door in Napa gives us this fantastic potato au gratin recipe incorporating one of his favorite winter vegetables: cauliflower.  Chef says, “As a child, I always loved when my mom would make potatoes au gratin, often my favorite part of holiday meals…Cheers, and Happy Holidays!” Ingredients  1 small head cauliflower, 1.5-2 lbs, washed and…

Grilled Carrot Hummus

The smoky sweetness of the grilled carrots combined with the silky-smooth citrus flavor of Round Pond Blood Orange Olive Oil makes this anything but the same-old hummus.  Created by Chef Jamie Prouten to pair beautifully with our Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Ingredients 5 carrots, grilled ½ cup canned garbanzo beans 3 Tbsp garbanzo bean liquid 3…

kale and mushroom

Kale & Mushrooms With Bacon

Meaty Lacinato kale teams up with wild mushrooms and applewood-smoked bacon for a vegetable-based side dish that pairs perfectly with a grilled steak and our Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon. Ingredients 2 bunches kale, stems removed 8 oz local seasonal mushrooms, chopped 1 Tbsp fresh garlic, chopped 8 oz applewood smoked bacon, medium diced 3 Tbsp shallots, minced…

EASY TIPS FOR PAIRING WINE 

Successfully pairing wine with food isn’t just in the wheelhouse of a sommelier.  Just remember these three basic wine pairing tips and your next meal will be incredible.  Cheers! 1) Know Your Wine The first thing you need to do when you’re choosing a dish to pair with your wine is to get to know your…