St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

CULINARY : Recipes : Cabernet Sauvignon

Point Reyes Blue Cheese Crostini

Makes 24 hors d'oeuvres

Point Reyes Blue Cheese is a sharp full-flavored blue that is softened with mascarpone. Another blue cheese may be substituted and cream cheese may replace the mascarpone. You may use fresh or prepared fig preserves. Use a sweet baguette instead of sour so the flavor does not adversely affect the wine.

Wine Pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir

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Porcini Mushroom Phyllo Cup

Phyllo is a paper-thin Greek pastry sheet found in the frozen food section of most food stores. Porcini mushrooms can be found in better delicatessens and supermarkets.

Wine Pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon

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Smoked Onion and Gruyere Cheese Tarts

You can use store bought puff pastry or another pastry of your choice. This recipe is for a standard 10-inch tart pan. You will want to make a lot of the smoked onions as they are great to have around for things like salad, pizza and pasta. I recommend pouring the St. Francis Cabernet with this dish because the crisp fruit of the wine balances the richness and deep flavors in the tart. I enjoy that tart with several of our red wines as well.

Wine Pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon

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Forrest Mushroom and Baby Spinach Potsticker

Forrest Mushroom and Baby Spinach Potsticker with Black Truffle Cream, Green Onion Chiffonade

Wine Pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon

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