Pairs perfectly with our 2016 Sunstone Estate Syrah Sommelier notes: "Oak toast, meat & spice, bacon, pastrami, black pepper, blueberries, cherry, maple and Applewood smoke on the nose. Ripe red plum, blueberry fruited on the palate married with oak toast, bacon fat, and silk. You can’t mistake this as Syrah, and the reason why this variety is so intriguing." Sunstone Smashburgers with Cheddar and Grilled Onions Serves 4 Ingredients 16 thin bread and butter pickles 4 brioche buns, toasted and … [Read more...] about Labor Day Favorite- Sunstone Smashburgers!
Pairs perfectly with our 2017 Viognier, Santa Ynez Valley Sommelier Notes: "Vanilla, cotton candy, honeysuckle, white peach and pear aromas dominate on the nose. This wine is crisp and vibrant on the palate. Round mouthfeel finishes with bitter pith and stone fruit notes lingering on the palate." Grilled Fish Tacos Serves 12 Ingredients 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil 4 cloves of garlic, minced 3 serrano chiles, seeded and minced 1 teaspoon sweet paprika Freshly ground black pepper Eight 6-ounce … [Read more...] about Labor Day Favorite- Grilled Fish Tacos!
Pairs perfectly with our 2016 Sunstone Sauvignon Blanc Sommelier Notes: “Plenty of white pepper, citrus notes, and brightness about this wine that will complement the turkey beautifully. Medium + acidity cuts through the richness of the butter basted bird and the rich gravy.” Serves 6-8 Ingredients Turkey 1 (14-16 pound) turkey, giblets and neck removed, patted dry 2 sticks unsalted butter, soft 2 tablespoons fresh sage, plus more for stuffing cavity 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, plus more for stuffing cavity 2 … [Read more...] about Perfect Holiday Pairings- Herb and Butter Roasted Turkey with White Wine Pan Gravy
Pairs perfectly with our 2014 Sunstone Pinot Noir, Zotovich Vineyard Sommelier Notes- “Lots of cherry and baking spices in this pinot that work incredibly well with a Thanksgiving spread. Aromas and flavors of clove, allspice, and cinnamon are balanced with cranberries, currants, and Bing cherry compote.” Serves 8-10 Ingredients 1 10-12 pound bone-in, cured ham 1 extra large oven bag (holds up to 25 lbs.) ½ cup brown sugar 1/3 cup Dijon mustard 1 large orange, washed and cut into 6 wedges 2 tablespoons of … [Read more...] about Perfect Holiday Pairings- Clove and Cola Glazed Ham with Brown Sugar and Dijon
Pairs perfectly with our 2015 Sunstone Mason Cuvée Sommelier Notes- “Rich, stewed black fruits with accents of oak, earth and grilled meat. A hearty, fruit-forward wine with plenty of tannin and terroir.” Serves 8 Ingredients 1 round Italian loaf, cut into 1 inch cubes (about 8 cups) 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 pounds sweet (or spicy) Italian sausage, casings removed 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into cubes 3 medium yellow onions, chopped 4 large celery ribs, chopped 6 cloves of garlic, minced 4 … [Read more...] about Perfect Holiday Pairings- Sausage and Herb Stuffing