Recipes

Pine Ridge Vineyards has been the leader in crafting iconic Cabernet Sauvignon wines from Stags Leap District since 1978. Our winery lies tucked beneath a ridge of pines, in full view of the rugged outcropping of palisades that speak to the dramatic geologic origins of our home and its world-famous soils.

Recipes

Pine Ridge Vineyards has been the leader in crafting iconic Cabernet Sauvignon wines from Stags Leap District since 1978. Our winery lies tucked beneath a ridge of pines, in full view of the rugged outcropping of palisades that speak to the dramatic geologic origins of our home and its world-famous soils.

Bavette Steak with Cabernet–Shallot Butter and Fava Leaves

Paired with Pine Ridge Vineyards Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon with steak: an unquestioned classic for a reason. The beefy, full-flavored bavette wants a substantial red wine with tannin, and the Cabernet butter helps complete the liaison.

Beef Daube Provençal

Paired with Pine Ridge Vineyards FORTIS Cabernet Sauvignon

Our ultra-reserve Cabernet Sauvignon needs a robust dish to balance it, like this succulent braised beef enriched with bacon and olives.

Brown-Sugar Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic–Fig Vinaigrette

Paired with Pine Ridge Vineyards Petit Verdot

The caramel notes from the balsamic vinegar and brown sugar call for a red wine brimming with ripe dark fruit. Our Petit Verdot, with its concentrated plum and fruit-leather aromas, echoes the sweet-tart nature of the sauce that accompanies this grilled pork.

Duck Breast with Red-Wine–Poached Quince

Paired with Pine Ridge Vineyards Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

With abundant fruit, sweetness, and spice, this duck breast needs a powerful and perfumed red wine. The anise, cassis, and lavender scents in our Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon make the perfect aromatic complement for duck.

Grilled Lamb Brochettes with French Feta Salsa Verde

paired with Pine Ridge Vineyards Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

Our Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon, with its silky, elegant tannins, is the ideal match for lean lamb brochettes. The subtle sweetness and char contributed by French oak find a complement in the smoky notes from the grill.

Lamb Tenderloin with Fig Tapenade

Paired with Pine Ridge Vineyards Contemplate Red Wine

Olives, rosemary, garlic, and capers give this recipe a Provençal accent. Pine Ridge Vineyards Contemplate, a berry-forward blend, has a bright, zesty quality that seems made for lean meats off the grill. Use some of the same wine in the tapenade to enhance the marriage.

Quatre Épices Duck with Brandied Cherries

paired with Pine Ridge Vineyards Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

This boldly seasoned dish needs a rich, fruit-forward red wine to stand up to it. Our Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon certainly has the depth and strength and its cherry-cordial aroma complements the cherry sauce.

Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks

Paired with Pine Ridge Vineyards Tessitura Red Wine

A blend of Bordeaux varieties, Tessitura has a silky texture that marries well with the velvety sauce that braising lamb produces. Served with Parmesan polenta, the dish has a rustic personality that fits a less-formal occasion, the perfect moment for Tessitura.

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Paired with Pine Ridge Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

With their succulent sausage and bacon stuffing, these hearty cabbage rolls want a powerful wine partner, like our Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. You can count on the mountain fruit to produce a wine of exceptional intensity and enough tannin structure to counter the dish’s richness.