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Brasas and the Genesee Valley Ranch Journey

By Christian Palmaz | May 2022

Our Brasas members only receive the best possible ingredients: meticulously crafted Napa Valley wine from Palmaz Vineyards and 100% grass-fed Wagyu beef from Genesee Valley Ranch.

Set into the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Genesee Valley Ranch is comprised of lush pastures and pristine grassland. It’s a bucolic image from a distance, but downright gorgeous up close.

Pairing 2018 Brasas Cabernet with Puchero

By Palmaz Vineyards | March 2022

Puchero is a delicious stew—one of our family-favorite Argentine comfort dishes. The Spanish word, Puchero technically means “earthenware pot”, though the word really illustrates whatever stewpot or vessel you end up cooking your Puchero in. It’s one of those dishes that has a wonderful amalgamation of flavors, starting with a rich base of wagyu brisket, tira de asado, chorizo, and morcilla. We serve it whole, like a pot roast, with veggies and broth on the side. We recommend pairing this flavorful meal with a flavorful, bold wine like our 2018 Brasas Cabernet.

Tasting With Truffles

By Florencia Palmaz | February 2022

Cabernet and Truffles – Tricky bedfellows that spark magic when paired well. 

As a vintner and a chef, it is my pleasure to share unexpected pairings featuring beautiful ingredients and the library of our wines. This winter I have been enchanted with fresh, black Périgord Truffles—and yes, I’ve fallen in love with the unconventional pairing of Truffles and Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Traditional Sommelier training would never imagine pairing fresh back truffles with Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. It is generally believed that the deep earthy aromas of truffles are best highlighted with wines that mirror such earthy (almost funky) undertones, like Barolo or a library vintage of Burgundy. Thankfully the mysteries of Napa are great. With all its varied microclimates and soil types you can find a vintage and a vineyard that pairs well with almost any season’s treasured ingredients.