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September 19, 2019 | Red Mare

What to pair with Cabernet Sauvignon

Got meat? Then Cab wants to come over to play. Full-bodied and rich, Cabernet Sauvignon is assertive and complex, moreso than Merlot (its gentle neighbor in Bordeaux). It has plenty of tannin and acidity and shows off flavors of blackberries, plums, and cassis, along with vanilla, cedar, chocolate, and coffee.

Bottom line, it's a great choice for big, meaty dishes and rich sauces. And it's friendly with all manner of preparations: braised, broiled, roasted, grilled, seared, stewed.

Here are some of our very favorite pairings from AllRecipes.com with Cabernet Sauvignon:

1. Blue Cheese Burgers

Why it works: You can't go wrong with a grilled burger and Cabernet; it's already approaching perfection. But add a little funky blue cheese, and the Cab friendliness goes extreme.

2. Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks

Why it works: Lamb and Cab, it's kind of a no-brainer. (See also, Grilled Lamb Chops and Roasted Rack of Lamb.) What helps vault this recipe over the top is the rosemary. Cabernet just loves it. Truthfully, rosemary makes almost any dish more red wine friendly.

2. Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks

Why it works: Lamb and Cab, it's kind of a no-brainer. (See also, Grilled Lamb Chops and Roasted Rack of Lamb.) What helps vault this recipe over the top is the rosemary. Cabernet just loves it. Truthfully, rosemary makes almost any dish more red wine friendly.

Get these amazing recipes here: http://dish.allrecipes.com/best-recipes-pair-cabernet-sauvignon/

Time Posted: Sep 19, 2019 at 7:30 AM
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March 20, 2019 | Red Mare

2015 Napa Valley Alpha Mare Red Release

As a winemaker, we are usually very focused on the vintage at hand. But, sometimes we are sent back into time when a wine which is in the market makes waves or when a consumer emails with a question about an older vintage in their cellar. Earlier this year, I was very pleasantly jolted back to the 2015 vintage when Our Alpha Mare blend received a Double Gold and 95 points from the prestigious American Fine Wine Competition.   

It took me back a bit, recalling that vintage and the time we spent making this wine.  The vintage was small, owing to a string of dry years as well as cool temperatures during the bloom. The Blossom Creek Vineyard which was where the bulk of this fruit came from showed very well that year. We harvested Cabernet Sauvignon and a bit of Petit Verdot which were co-fermented. This was the first year that I started playing around with barrel fermentation in my wines and I can still recall the fun of trying to figure out how to make that all work at our winery. Getting the barrel heads off, the grapes in and the heads back on has become something I can do without thinking much, but in that first year, it was a new skill being developed and a little daunting. Rolling the barrels in order to encourage extraction was also fun, but at that time, took a lot of space before we invested in barrel rollers.   

2015 taught us so much and we are so blessed to be able to do what we do. It is particularly pleasing when others appreciate the wines that we put so much individual thought and effort into.   

Elegance. Defined. Vintage after Vintage.

Cabernet Sauvignon source for Alpha Mare comes from the famed Prichard Hill area of the Napa Valley. This small amount of mountain fruit is thick and dense, with tiny berries. It provides a strong backbone for Alpha Mare, giving it firm tannins and a depth and minerality that is unique to this location. 

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Time Posted: Mar 20, 2019 at 11:41 AM
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July 26, 2018 | Red Mare

Red Mare Wines Dinnere at The Vineyard in Florence, Texas

Reserve your seats in advance, as dinner is limited to 30 guests. Click the link below to purchase tickets, package or to view the dinner menu.

SPECIAL: WINEMAKER'S PACKAGE

Winemaker's guests are also invited to enjoy dinner for two plus accommodations in a Vineyard Room on Friday evening for a packaged price of $350. 

To purchase tickets, visit: https://store.thevineyardatflorence.com/collections/events

Time Posted: Jul 26, 2018 at 11:36 AM
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July 8, 2018 | Red Mare

Pre-Order Our Newest Addition To The Red Mare Wines Family...Alpha Mare Napa Valley White Wine

This Limited Production wine can be allocated to you by calling us at: 877-310-3335. There are only 100 cases, so act quickly before it is sold out!

Retail Price

$72.00 750ml

$158.00 1.5L

Our winemaker, Anne Vawter has been working very hard in the cellar to get this stunning Bordeaux to you by having it age 18 months in French Oak and then another 8 months in the bottle. 

Time Posted: Jul 8, 2018 at 11:11 AM
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