District 7 Cabernet Sauvignon + Cheese – The Art of Pairing

Our D7 Cabernet is a classic that hits the sweet spot where power and structure meet elegance and ­finesse. Aromas of ripe dark cherry, raspberry and vanilla infuse the glass. Beautifully balanced and elegant on the palate, the silky tannins complement flavors of juicy blackberries, currants, almonds and cassis.

CABERNET SAUVIGNON + CHEESE

Wine and cheese are two of life’s great culinary pleasures, and finding the perfect match can be a delicious endeavor. As with any wine and food pairing, there are a number of considerations, such as texture, acidity, fat and tannin. Rather than complicating the topic with exotic matches and endless possibilities, we have broken the art of wine and cheese down to one perfect pairing.

RECIPE

The wine-cheese pairing possibilities are endless, but to simplify, we’ve paired our Cabernet Sauvignon with two variations on a theme with Gorgonzola and Stilton. Just as with any food pairing, it helps to think of either complementary or contrasting flavors. A lush wine like Cabernet Sauvignon works well with the creamy and pungent blue cheeses. As you begin to experiment, taste the cheese first by itself, to get a sense of its character, and then put another bite into your mouth with some wine to see how they mingle.

Round out your cheese platter with freshly sliced baguette, nuts, olives and fig spread.