Although the weather was positively dismal last weekend (the streets were flooded and it was pouring nonstop), nothing could deter this group of bloggers from getting their wine tasting on at Arrowood Vineyard <3
This winery is resting on a hilltop in Sonoma, so even on a rainy day, the view is stunning. But of course the real draw is Cabernet Sauvignon, their signature wine (and my personal favorite).
No wine tasting is complete without food pairings, though, and we were treated to a phenomenal meal prepared by Girl & the Fig. The menu was as follows:
- 2015 Arrowood Saralee’s Vineyard Viognier x Roasted Baby Heirloom Carrots, Saffron Crema, Honeyed Almonds
- 2012 Arrowood Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon x House Ground Polenta, Braised Oxtail, Cocoa Nibs, Winter Squash, Sage Pesto
- 2013 Arrowood Proprietary Red Blend x Black Pepper Ravioli, Triple Cream Mornay, Black Truffles
And yes, all the food tasted as good as it sounds (and as good as it looks, if not better). Best of all, we were joined by the winemaker herself, Kristina Werner, who walked us through all the pairings and patiently answered all our questions (i.e. is there a wrong way to drink wine? Apparently no, as long as you’re enjoying it!).
By the way, my favorite wines of the day were the Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2012 Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, the latter of which is available online. If you want to give it a try, here’s a discount code, which will give you 15% off everything on their website: ARROWOOD15
Enjoy and stay dry, everyone! xx