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Dried Cherries In A Pinot Noir Reduction

By Chef John Ash

Spread this reduction on a bed of cream cheese smeared on a round rice cracker and enjoy a glass of Sonoma Cutrer Pinot Noir. For a wonderful way to complement your meal.

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    Serves 4

    Total Time 45 mins

    Prep Time 15 mins

    Difficulty Level Medium


    8 ounces dried Bing cherries

    2 cups Vine Hill Pinot Noir

    1 tsp sugar

    1 package small round rice crackers

    1 wedge triple-cream cheese (at room temperature)

    crystallized ginger in very thin slices


    1. Reduce the Pinot Noir and sugar to ½ cup.

    2. Add the dried cherries and let soak for at least two hours, letting them cool to room temperature.

    3. Use small round rice crackers.

    4. Spread a bit of the cheese on the cracker.

    5. Place a soaked cherry on the cheese and finish with a slice of the ginger on the cherry.

    6. Serve immediately after assembling to pair with the Sonoma-Cutrer Pinot Noir.

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