Lamb Chops and Red Wine: A Perfect Easter Pairing

March 20, 2017 |   (StatePoint) Easter is the perfect occasion to enjoy a glass of wine and share a meal with family and friends. I...


March 20, 2017 |  

(StatePoint) Easter is the perfect occasion to enjoy a glass of wine and share a meal with family and friends. If you are looking for a delicious wine pairing this holiday, consider a classic red variety like Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Bold and spicy with luscious black fruits and a full body, Cabernet Sauvignon is a perfect choice for your Easter meal. In particular, Cabernet Sauvignons from the Rutherford section of Napa Valley are known for their exquisite power, balance, and concentration of fruit. They pair beautifully with all manner of foods.

A great option this holiday is 2014 Sequoia Grove Winery Napa Cabernet Sauvignon (SRP $39.99), which features aromas of black cherries and blackberry, followed by cinnamon and a touch of black pepper. Firm tannins and deep dark berry flavors provide an elegant accompaniment to a traditional Easter meal, including sharp cheeses, roasted vegetables, and this simple preparation of lamb chops:

Ingredients:

(Serves 4 people)

• 1 lb. lamb chops

• 3 tablespoons of olive oil

• 1 sprig of rosemary

• Squeeze of lemon

• Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

• Prepare the chops, eliminating any excess fat and beat with a meat tenderizer. Lay the chops in a pan, salt and pepper to taste on both sides. Drizzle with olive oil, squeeze of lemon and flavor with chopped garlic and fresh rosemary. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow the chops to marinate.

• Heat a cast iron plate and cook the chops over a flame for around four minutes on each side. When cooked, serve piping hot with side dishes and a glass of Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon.

Celebrate Easter with elegance by inviting family and friends to share this delicious food and wine pairing.

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