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Oct 04, 2018

Changing seasons bring changing palates

We’re grateful that we get to spend every day doing what we love most — making great wine. It means that we get to immerse ourselves in the great outdoors and bask in the beauty of our vineyards on a daily basis. As summer draws to a close, you can feel the excitement in the vines as the seasons change to fall. Mother Nature has a way of highlighting her beauty even more as luscious greens slowly fade to rich browns. With the changing landscapes come changing temperatures, and of course changing flavors and palates!

During this time of year we find ourselves turning to some of our autumnal favorites (and we don’t mean pumpkin spice). We’re trading refreshing salads for heartwarming classics like this Duck Leg and Pine Nut Risotto recipe. This confit recipe calls for heating up the oven, which is something we tend to avoid during summer. Mouthwatering bacon and seasonal endive are infused with flavor by shallots and pine nuts. If you didn’t get a chance to try this recipe last season, then you’ll definitely want to give it a go this fall!

Changing flavors should be complemented by the right wine of course. We recommend pairing this recipe with our Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. The mild growing conditions of the Russian River Valley are ideal for producing rich and full flavored Pinot Noir. The flavors of smokey bacon and duck fat have amazing flavor when paired with this delicious wine. Try the recipe for yourself and share it with us on social! Tag @kenwoodvineyards and add #thewildiscalling — we hope you enjoy the recipe as much as we do.