• Cabernet Sauvignon

Late Harvest Martini


1 Part Bombay Saffire Gin

1 Part Cordon Creek Late Harvest Zinfandel

1 Splash Calvados


Stir ingredients together with ice.  Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with frozen grapes.

Concept Credits:

Monica Acs 900 West Restaurant & Wine Bar, Hotel


Holiday Recipe
Cordon Creek Late Harvest Zinfandel Baked Pears with Stilton Glacage and Hazelnut Candy. 
Created by Chef Rachel Collet of Cullinary Express, Morgan Hill.
Yield 4 servings


  Cordon Creek Late Harvest Zinfandel ½ cup
  Water ¼ cup
  Sugar, granulated ¼ cup
  Bosc Pears, halved and cored 2 ea
  Heavy Cream ¼ cup
  Stilton cheese 2 oz
  Mascarpone cheese 2 tbsp
  Hazelnuts, cleaned ½ cup
  Unsalted butter    2 tbsp
  Sugar, granulated 2 tbsp
  Semisweet chocolate 4 oz
Method of Preparation

1. Heat the oven to 350°.

2. Combine the Late Harvest Zinfandel, water and sugar in a medium saucepot.  Bring to a boil; allow the sugar to dissolve, and then reduce to a simmer until slightly reduced and syrupy.

3. Brush the pears with the syrup on both sides and place the flat side down on a parchment lined baking sheet.  Bake pears for 30 minutes, or until pears are tender.  Remove them from oven and let cool on the counter.

4. While the pears are baking, whip the heavy cream until firm peaks are achieved.  Fold in the Stilton and mascarpone and whip until mixture returns to firm peaks.

5. Fill the center of the pears with the Stilton mixture.

6. For th4 hazelnuts, heat the butter, sugar and nuts until golden browned in a sauté pan.  Pour the nuts on to a heat resistant baking mat and allow to cool, and then break apart into small pieces.

7. To serve, drizzle some of the Late Harvest Zinfandel syrup on to a dessert plate, place the pear half in the center and sprinkle some hazelnut candy around the plate.  Take the semisweet chocolate and use a vegetable peeler to shave some chocolate over the pears.


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