Friday, May 27, 2011

Wine of the Month

La Crema Sonoma Coast 2009 Pinot Noir

Harter House loves this pinot noir with aromas of lush cherry and wild plum, you will also notice subtle hints of black tea and cola.  The palate is magnificent  with flavors of dark cherry and chocolate.   La Crema winery recommends pairing the wine with:
BBQ Chicken Sliders with Pinot Verjus Coleslaw

Serves 8

Chicken Slider Ingredients:
  • 2 pounds roasted chicken meat, shredded and bones removed
  • 2 cups, your favorite barbeque sauce
  • 1/2 cup pinot noir, reduced to 1/4 cup
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 8 hot dog buns
Slider Preparation:
  1. In a large skillet, heat the chicken and barbeque sauce until warmed through. Season with salt.
  2. Place 4 ounces of the mixture on each bun and serve immediately.

Coleslaw Ingredients:
  • 1 tsp black pepper, ground
  • 2 ounces dried cranberries, chopped
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup red verjus
  • 2 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 medium head of green cabbage, shredded
  • 1 medium head of red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 carrot, shredded
Coleslaw Preparation:
  1. Combine first six ingredients and whisk thoroughly.
  2. Add the cabbage and carrots and mix until well combined.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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