Braised Pork Shank with Creamy Polenta and Gremolata
The cold weather is here and time for some hot, savory home cooking! This dish pairs beautifully with the new release of our Highway 12 Cabernet Franc so pick up a bottle and let's get cookin!
Recommended Wine Pairings
Highway 12 Reserve Cabernet franc 2017
This full-bodied, intense yet soft Cab Franc reminds us again of the elegance of this varietal. It displays a rich burgundy hue and nose of tobacco and cassis, while delivering the fruit with plum, blackberry, a touch of tanned leather and a hint of coffee. Violet and roasted poblano pepper notes dance around the midpalate.
Highway 12 "SRB" Sonoma Red Blend 2018
A fruity, leathery nose offers a glimpse into what unfolds on the palate. Hefty, bright notes of ripe blackberry, currant jelly and a tinge of sweet tobacco fill the senses with the first sip. As this breathes, it softens into something exceptionally smooth and round, a result of the introduction of soft tannins and lightly burnt toffee oak. The fig jam finish lingers. A big, deeply satisfying wine.
Highway 12 Bordeaux Blend 2018
The deep magenta color and the nostalgic whiffs of cherry Jolly Ranchers, violets and cedar create a curious glimpse into what's to come on the palate. Bright entry and mid-palate of plum preserves and currant with tanned leather and mocha notes prevail. Finishes long and lush and slightly herbal for balance, but softens with some bottle time.