Recipes to pair with Syrah From El Dorado Wineries

Syrah soaked cherries dipped in dark chocolate

Years back I needed to pair something with our Syrah to show it off during the El Dorado Wine Passport Weekends. The rich dark cherry character moved me to create a new delicacy. Organically grown dried bing cherries soaked in our organically grown Syrah (for days and even months), then removed to a parchment lined sheet pan, patted dry with a towel, then finally hand dipped in tempered Belgium dark bittersweet chocolate. I personally make thousand of these every year during Passport Weekend to show off our Syrah. - Brian Fitzpatrick