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Beef Tenderloin with Smoked Mushrooms and Airfield Estates 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

February 13th, 2015

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Airfield Estates Yakima Valley 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

The best table around is at your house. Make dinner at home this weekend. Consult an old friend – James Beard’s Menus for Entertaining, 1965, or any book with lovingly worn pages. Pair a Breton Stripe shirt with capri pants and velvet slippers. Set the table, wrap the silver an napkin around scattering of crocus flowers. and make a bouquet of greenery from the garden – or force some early forsythia or quince branches. Make the evening special – by making the elements of the evening special. It is a holiday weekend – put on Yo Yo Ma cello music and open a bold wine with an aristocratic pedigree – we love Airfield Estates Cabernet Sauvignon. This Cabernet Sauvignon showcases layers of cherry, blackcurrant, and toasted oak. Full-bodied with integrated tannins, this wine pairs well with steak, rich sauces, and robust cheeses. Cherries braised in leftover brandy over coconut ice cream for dessert.
Dinner a deux is always best.

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Grass Fed Beef Tenderloin with Smoked Mushrooms
Paired with Airfield Estates 2012

Shopping List or Ingredients (Serves 4):
3 pounds grass fed beef tenderloin
1 pound small golden potatoes
1 pound trumpet mushrooms
Fresh tarragon
6 ounces Blue Cheese
2 cups Merlot
butter
Fresh garlic
Salt, pepper,

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 275. Line cast iron pan with foil. On foil, scatter 1 teaspoon salt, 1 clove chopped garlic, 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, 1 tablespoon butter, and take the meat and roll in this, covering the meat with mixture. Pour one cup Merlot over the meat, and seal the foil over the meat. Bake for 90 minutes. At the end of 90 minutes, open the foil, change the oven to broil, and brown the meat for four minutes. High heat toughens protein, so this method makes for more tender meat, and seals in the juices.
While the meat is cooking, wash and quarter the potatoes. Boil for 15 minutes, until cooked but not soft. Then place on sheet pan, drizzle with olive oil and brown in oven for 10 minutes, when the oven is switching from bake to broil.

To smoke mushrooms This is a great trick once you learn it. Wash mushrooms, and while still moist place in metal colander, set in sink to drink, but do not dry off. Dot bits of butter throughout the mushrooms.
In a large cast iron skillet, create charcoals from small chunks and shavings of fruit wood or dried grape canes. When you have a nice smoke not flames, put the mushrooms in a metal colander over the smoke and let them smoke for ten minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove the tenderloin from the foil and set aside on plate.

Pour the contents of the foil into 12 inch saute pan, and bring to a boil, crumble a couple ounces of blue cheese, cooking high to reduce the sauce.

Pour half of this into another pan, and quickly toss the mushrooms, set aside.

In the first pan, so the same with the potatoes, toss in thinly sliced tarragon.

Presentation:

Before serving, spread the remaining blue cheese in an oven proof dish and leave under broiler for one minute.
Slice the tenderloin into four servings

One each plate, place ¼ of the mushrooms, ¼ of the potatoes, and the serving of roast on top of that, and crown the tenderloin with the blue cheese. It will melt through the meat.

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2013 Vineyard Run Times

October 21st, 2013

Name Race Number  Time
Doug Loehr 225 20.14
Steve Waller 259 22.31
Cary Lee 422 23.03
David Askwith 405 23.48
Tim Miller 228 23.5
Tom Denlea 217 25.27
John Mackey 244 25.53
Melissa Chehade 330 25.58
Janet Andrews 322 26.39
John Gessner 304 27.19
Fransisco Taylor 237 27.28
Cody Bonham 212 27.41
Barbara Beach 413 28.12
Jan 29.09
Ashley Brown 402 29.13
Nick Brown 410 29.41
Macy Mackey 383 29.45
Chris Peacock-Mclaughlin 253 29.55
Dennis Marlow 248 30.06
George Smith 412 30.25
Taylor Langkau 258 30.3
Stephanie Hanson 310 30.44
Daniel White 251 31
Erik Lindberg 260 31.45
Diane Gessner 342 32.01
Marc Vanvliet 238 32.57
April Leslie 399 33.01
Alisse Raby 382 33.36
Emily Isensee 384 33.37
Arien Cherones 254 33.38
Tony Sepansk 320 33.5
A.J Mulbury 404 34.03
Aaron Stevens & Bella(Dog) 406 34.24
Denise  Loehr 308 34.36
Chelsea Johns 347 34.54
Lance Marlow 226 34.55
Rick McManus 227 34.56
Kristine Wentworth 311 34.57
Jennifer Sault 411 35.09
Karen Munday 358 35.49
John Zerr 252 36.17
Sarah Vanvliet 369 36.32
Kristi Reynolds 380 36.33
Melissa Mackey 396 37.31
Desiree Ropel 364 39.16
Patsy Field 428 39.21
Mike Thomas 350 39.37
Dawn Dick 357 39.37
Megan Couch 373 39.51
Tristan Nicholls 401 39.51
Casey Otterholt 374 39.51
Lucia Penzler 306 39.51
Lauryl Kitson 349 39.51
Frances Cera 303 40.1
Jennifer Fallon 339 40.1
Marcus Miller 40.37
Rachael Balbarona 406 40.47
Evan Diaz 218 41.23
Caity Pietsch 362 41.34
Amy Bedker 324 41.36
Carla Holmes 346 41.36
Chris Bedker 210 41.36
Ray Loehr 309 41.47
Stephani Miller 257 42.13
Angela Zerr 394 42.13
Joshua, Boelter 211 42.46
Sarah Boelter 326 42.46
Richard Gaines 261 43.08
Sierra Askwith 404 43.19
Pat Parlin 232 43.25
Nathan Lambert 224 43.4
Linda Curtis Smith 365 43.57
Patti Marlow 397 44.22
Tory Gaines 430 45.09
Melinda Beirnes 325 47.44
Patricia Rhinevault 363 48.15
Mary Hyatt 378 48.16
Rachel Field 426 49.13
Katy Mclaughlin 352 50.25
Anne Diaz 336 50.26
Peter Diaz 219 50.5
Julie Diaz 337 50.51
Shirley Campbell 314 51.53
Don Campbell 315 51.53
Kim Miller 355 53.12
Michelle Miller 356 53.12
Joel Allen 208 53.3
Audra West 381 54.31
Joe West 243 51.32
Lyle Moore 302 51.33
Janet Andrews 322 54.45
Ken Wolever 242 54.46
Julie Dinus 338 54.46
Guadalupe Ruiz 413 54.47
Teal Hewitt 387 54.45
Casey Otterholt 376 54.47
Tami Block 372 54.49

2013 Grape Stomp

October 17th, 2013


We stomped 9.5 tons of Sangiovese grapes on Saturday. Way to go stompers!!!

2013 Vineyard Run

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Thanks to everyone who turned out for our 7th Annual 5K Vineyard Run! We were able to raise nearly $1000 for the Canine Health Foundation. Please help spread the word for next year’s event.

2011 Mustang listed as one of Wine Spectator’s 10 Approachable Washington Reds

September 26th, 2013

By Augustus Weed, Wine Spectator
September 20, 2013

Washington state produces some of the most distinctive Rhône-style red wines in the country. Vintners have homed in on ideal growing sites for Syrah throughout the Columbia Valley, and the best examples of the grape are often expressive, with pure fruit flavors and bright acidity. This report focuses on moderately priced Syrahs and Rhône-style blends, with the majority available for less than $30.

AIRFIELD Mustang Yakima Valley 2011 Score: 88 | $25
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More Merlot!

September 22nd, 2013


It was a beautiful day in the vineyard! Below are photos of the Merlot we harvested today…

Here is the Pinot Noir we handpicked this morning!

September 17th, 2013

Harvested 17 tons of Merlot today!

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