2011 Merlot and 2011 Zinfandel – Blue Cheese and Bacon Drop Biscuits

2011 Merlot – Our 2011 Merlot is a robust, full-bodied wine with a deep ripe plum flavor and a hint of vanilla bean. The developed tannins lead to a rich, satisfying finish.

2011 Zinfandel – Our 2011 Zinfandel has aromas of ripe cherries and bramble berries. Ripe pomegranate notes are followed by a spicy cinnamon finish.

Blue Cheese and Bacon Drop Biscuits

Makes 1 dozen biscuits

2 1/4 c all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp sugar
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp black pepper
3 ounces cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 1/2 c crumbled blue cheese
7 slices bacon, cooked crispy and chopped
1/4 c finely chopped parsley
1 c well-shaken buttermilk

Preheat oven to 450°F. Sift together flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda, salt and pepper. Add in cubes of butter with your hands (or a pastry cutter) until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in blue cheese, bacon, and parsley. Add buttermilk and stir until just combined.

Drop dough in 12 equal mounds about 2 inches apart onto an oiled or lined with parchment paper baking sheet. Bake in middle of oven until golden, 16 to 20 minutes.