Hometown for the Holidays
Whether you’re traveling near or far this season, special holiday meals have a way of making anywhere feel like home. Today we’re headed “home, home on the range” with a few beloved cowboy-centric wines we keep on hand this time of year.
These wines have roots in Paso Robles, California, warmly known as “Cowboy Wine Country.” Like those who tend to the vineyards and harvest each year’s crop, these wines have a strong sense of place and dedication to the land where they were grown.
This season, we’re setting the table with dishes that will have all the cowboys and girls asking for seconds. Here’s a taste of what we have in mind:
Duck with Purple Cowboy Tenacious Red
If roast duck is on your menu, we suggest reaching for a wine like Purple Cowboy Tenacious Red.
This fruit-forward, full bodied wine would go especially well when you’re serving duck with a fruit sauce. If you’re interested in a bolder wine, open a bottle of Purple Cowboy Trail Boss Cabernet Sauvignon.
Leg of Lamb with Clayhouse Cabernet
Lamb is another rich meat that demands an equally rich wine.
Pour a glass of Clayhouse Cabernet Sauvignon to enhance the flavors from your spice rack that you add to your roast.
Prime Rib with John Wade Cabernet
Big, rich proteins like a perfectly cooked Prime Rib call for a full-bodied red like John Wade Cabernet.
Take your roast and wine pairing to the next level with a Cabernet au Jus. Our mouths are watering just thinking about it…
Spiced Ham with Girl & Dragon Malbec
Wherever you are spending the holidays, somehow a ham always seems to help make it feel like home.
Complement the flavors in a delicious spiced ham with a California-grown Girl & Dragon Malbec. She also pairs well with leftover ham sammies!
And when it’s time for pie, uncork a bottle of Cowgirl Sisterhood Red or White. The sweetness of the wine will complement the sweet treats served to top off your special holiday meals.
Wine Sister Holiday Tip: A meal with many flavors deserves a variety of wines. Set the table with a selection of whites, reds and bubbles and let your guests choose their favorites.
Happen to find yourself near Paso Robles this holiday season? Stop by the new Wines of the West tasting room where you can kick back and sip on a variety of wines from Cowboy Wine Country. Learn more and plan your visit.
Happy holidays Wine Sisters!