Roasted Winter Vegetables with Maple-Ginger Glaze pairing recipe

roasted-vegetablesINGREDIENTS:

•  ¼ lb. parsnips, peeled and cut into 2” x ¼” sticks
•  ¼ lb. carrots (3 or 4), peeled and cut into 2” x ¼” sticks
• ¼ lb. turnips (about 2 medium or 1 large), peeled and cut into thin wedges
• ¼ lb. Brussels sprouts, stems trimmed and any wilted leaves pulled off; large sprouts halved
• 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced into very thin matchsticks (about 1/3 cup)
•  3 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted
•  Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
•  1 tsp. grated fresh ginger
•  1 ¼ Tbs. pure maple syrup

DIRECTIONS:
Heat the oven to 425ºF.  Spread the vegetables and ginger matchsticks in a large, low-sided roasting pan or a heavy rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with butter and season with salt and pepper. Toss to evenly coat the vegetables and spread them out, so that they’re just one layer deep. Roast the vegetables, tossing a couple of times, until tender and golden brown in spots, about 30 minutes. Combine the grated ginger and maple syrup. Drizzle the vegetables with the maple-ginger mixture, toss, and roast for another 5 minutes. The vegetables should be very tender and browned in spots. Serve warm. Serves 4.  Recipe courtesy of FineCooking.com , Eva Katz, Issue 55

MR_12ChardSilky_StickerScheid Family Wines
Metz Road
Estate Grown Chardonnay
Monterey, CA

The namesake Metz Road runs alongside Scheid Family Wines’ Riverview Vineyard, the site of their Estate grown Chardonnay. Located in the northernmost vineyard in Monterey County, Riverview is located two miles southeast of Soledad and adjacent to the Pinnacles, nestled on a bench overlooking the Salinas River.  The bench location aids in creating excellent air flow and maximizes available sunlight and allows the fruit to ripen slowly and evenly.  Riverview is an ideal site for ultra-premium Chardonnay with a Burgundian flavor profile.  The cool climate produces a steely style, with distinct notes of minerality.

Dave“Juicy red apples, citrus and bright tropical fruit greet the nose, followed by lilting aromas of vanilla and toasty oak.  The palate delivers concentrated apple and pear flavors with a distinct mineral component.  Beautifully balanced, the well-integrated oak doesn’t overpower and a soft, full mouthfeel is complemented by balanced acidity.”,  Dave Nagengast winemaker.

Winemaker: Dave Nagengast
Appellation: Monterey, California
Varietal:  100% Chardonnay
Analysis:
13.3% alcohol / volume, 3.35 pH, 3.3 g/L RS
Critical Acclaim:
Reviewed and approved by Doug Frost, Master Sommelier and Master of Wine.

Costero Bay Chardonnay

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DOVER SOLE WITH BROWNED CAPER BUTTER

INGREDIENTS:Dover-sole-recipe
•  4 Dover Sole Fillets
•  1 Cup Flour
•  2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
•  1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
• 1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
•  3 Tablespoons Butter, unsalted
•  White Wine
•  1 Lemon, juiced
•  2 Tablespoons Capers
•  2 Tablespoons Parsley Leaves, chopped
• Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350° F.  Mix flour, salt and pepper in a pie pan. Lightly dredge Dover sole filets in seasoned flour. Heat olive oil in an oven proof skillet. Sauté sole 1 to 2 minutes per side. Place skillet in oven for 4 minutes.  Meanwhile, heat butter in a small pan until butter gets brown. Add lemon, capers, parsley, salt and pepper. Pour over fillets before serving.  Recipe courtesy of Costero Bay.

Costero_Bay_Chardonnay_2013Silky_StickerCostero Bay
Chardonnay
Monterey, California

Above the rugged coast of Monterey are fertile vineyards, ideal for growing premium chardonnay.  Nestled between the pacific ocean and the Santa Lucia mountains, the vineyards enjoy warm days and cool nights.  This vintage especially enjoyed a very mild, warm spring and a sun-drenched, consistent summer. This lead to one of the longest growing seasons in over a decade and allowed grapes to reach full maturity before harvest.  With a brilliant balance of acid and natural sweetness, this vintage is rich with developed fruit flavors. With a nose of ripe apricot and Asian pear leading to a creamy mid-palate, this Chardonnay has flavors of crisp pink lady apple and toasted vanilla bean pod that linger on the finish.

winemaker-Douglas“Golden Delicious apple, pineapple and apricots fill the nose.  Medium-bodied with creamy mid-palate, this  wine offers flavors  of peach and hints of toasty vanilla spice” – Douglas Danielak, winemaker

Winemaker: Douglas Danielak
Appellation: Monterey, California
Varietal Blend:  100% Chardonnay
Analysis: 13.5% alc/vol
Aging: 35% French Oak, 65% temperature controlled, insulated stainless steel tanks