About This Wine
The term “Reserve” has no legal meaning in the world of American wines.
Unlike in other wine-producing countries, estates are allowed to print the word on their labels without any specific qualifications. That said, at Cross Creek Winery, the use of the term is clearly defined internally.
It begins in the vineyard, where only the finest grapes are selected. It continues during the crushing and fermentation processes, where the juice is given as much time as needed to transform into a delicious elixir. Next comes the aging regimen selected, as the crew decides whether to use American oak, French oak or no oak at all.
The final decision involves how long to age the wine before bottling and releasing it. No decision is left to chance, and every decision is made with quality as the guiding light. All of that together is what makes Cross Creek Winery’s “Reserve” Merlot so enjoyable.
Similar to Cabernet Sauvignon but with less tannin and fruit. Delivers earlier maturing wines. Often blended with Cabernet; on its own may soften with age, though fruit flavors may fade.
- Grape Composition:Merlot
- Grape Source:Paso Robles Growing Region of California
- Aromas & Flavors:Black Cherry, Blackberry, Licorice, Cocoa, Toast, Cedar and Coconut Wood
- When to Drink:Now Through 2021
- Food Pairing Suggestion:roasted veal chop with demi-glace and portobello mushrooms over potatoes Lyonnaise.
14 recipes match for this wine.
Portuguese Style Roasted Pork Rare is the recipe that matches equally well with red wines and white wines. This is such a recipe. We came across it while doing research on the wines that will be included in an upcoming club shipment from The World of Wines -featuring the wines of Portugal. The recipe makes 6 servings. And if you'd like to learn more about The World of Wine, click on the Get The Recipe
Cabernet Sauvignon Ice Cream Our friends at Alexander Valley Vineyards came up with this wonderful recipe a few years ago. We've tried it with Cabernet Sauvignon as the recipe calls for, as well as Merlot, Primitivo, Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel... and every time, it turns out delicious! It's best made with an ice cream maker, and if you have such a machine, it's extremely easy to assemble. Enjoy! Get The Recipe
Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe