Cedar Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Reduction

Made with Cedar Creek Cabernet Sauvignon. Recipe From Stephanie Baldwin: Assistant Retail Manager. Demonstrated at the 2017 Cedar Creek Winery Open House.

Ingredients:
• 2 cup chicken stock
• 1 shallot, minced
• 1T olive oil
• 1 cup Cabernet Sauvignon
• ½ cup currant jelly
• 1T balsamic vinegar
• ½ t salt
• 2T butter

Method:
1. Pour the chicken stock in a large pan and reduce by half over medium
high heat.
2. Heat a medium sized pan over low heat, add the oil and shallot and cook until soft and transparent, about 5 minutes. Add the cabernet and reduce wine by half.
3. Add the reduced chicken stock to the wine pan and whisk in the currant jelly increasing the heat to medium, add salt and continue simmering for 5 minutes or so, watching for the sauce to thicken a little.
4. When the sauce has thickened, remove from the heat, add the balsamic
vinegar and whisk in the butter in small pieces.
Makes 1 cup. Serve on flat bread (naan) warmed with fig preserves and blue cheese crumbles or on naan with sautéed mushrooms and Morel leek Jack. Also great with a grilled steak!