Granny Smith Apple Chutney
In a large frying pan, melt butter. Add apple wedges and cook on high 3 to 5 minutes stirring frequently until apples soften.
Reduce heat and add sugar, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg and water. Simmer uncovered over low heat stirring frequently 10 to 12 minutes until sauce becomes thick. Remove heat and serve warm.
Though a small-town boy raised in Willamette Valley, Joe Dobbes’ wine calling originated far from his home country. Stints in the Nahe and Burgundy regions in France provided Joe with a solid foundation in the Old World of winemaking, before returning to the U.S. and eventually beginning Joe Dobbes Wines in 2002. Today, he has succeeded in building one of the most well-established wine companies in Oregon. The estate vineyards cover some 214 acres in Willamette Valley and, in addition, Joe works closely with a number of elite Oregon vineyards to release single-vineyard wines and masterful cuvées under three labels – Dobbes Family Estate, Jovino and Wine By Joe, the last of which was named the #1 Hot Small Brand of 2011 by Wine Business Monthly.
“20 months in neutral barrels has refined the tannins and created a full mid-palate with a smooth finish. This fruit driven Syrah expresses a full spectrum of bright red to dark berry fruits. Floral and earth driven accents keep this food friendly wine alluring” – Joe Dobbes, winemaker
Winemaker: Joe Dobbes
Appellation: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Varietal Blend: 100% Syrah
Analysis: 13.7% alcohol / volume, 3.7 pH
Critical Acclaim: Reviewed and approved by Doug Frost, Master Sommelier and Master of Wine