This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards. All opinions are 100% mine.
With the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays approaching, I like to start making plans about what we’ll be serving our family and guests. One thing I like to keep on hand for most occasions and for pure enjoyment, is wine. Sonoma-Cutrer’s selection of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are great choices for all of these occasions. While we’re on the subject, they’re great for gift giving too! Simply add a nice tag and you’ve got a quick and thoughtful gift. I’m making a note to remind myself to do just that for all those parties and hard-to-buy-for people. Perfect!
I love red wine. This vintage of Sonoma-Cutrer’s Pinot Noir is an elegant balance of sensuous fruit and lovely silky tannins. After I pour a glass, I swirl it around and enjoy breathing in the deep, dark fruit aromas of blackberry, raspberry, black cherry and cola. Doesn’t that sound wonderful? Classic red fruit flavors of cherry and wild strawberry are hallmarks of the elegance of Russian River Pinot Noir. The wine is round, silky, and elegant with a juicy mid-palate and a wonderful long finish. Yes, pass me a glass. I’d pair this wine with turkey, baked ham and mild cheeses. It would also be great with something as simple as meat loaf. Here’s a meat loaf recipe that was my Dad’s favorite.
Tub's Favorite Meat Loaf
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs or 1 cup soft breadcrumbs can use about 1 1/2 slices of bread torn into small pieces
- 1 lb ground beef
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped onions
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- Mix all ingredients thoroughly.
- Place in 9x5x3 loaf pan, ungreased.
- Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes.
- Top with ketchup.
- Return to oven for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Serve immediately while warm.
- May be frozen. To serve after frozen: place foil wrapped loaf on oven rack at 350 for 50-60 minutes.
Sonoma-Cutrer has been producing the finest quality wines since it opened as a vineyard company in 1973. Its foundation is built in the hillsides and rocky foothills of the Sonoma Coast Appellation which experiences long, even growing seasons due to its cool, foggy coastal climate.