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Cabernet Sauvignon Espresso Dark Chocolate Truffles

Cabernet Sauvignon Espresso Dark Chocolate Truffles

A Delightful Pairing of Chocolate Truffles and Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Our Executive Chef, Tod Kawachi, has crafted another comforting delight to treat yourself or share with the ones you love. This beautiful Truffle paired with our 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon creates a magical bite that will captivate your senses. Try this recipe at home and share your experience with us!

 

Ingredients:
12oz 64% Dark Chocolate, Valrhona

7oz Heavy Cream

3oz Butter, Cubed

3oz 2021 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

1 tbsp Espresso, ground

1/8 tsp Black Pepper

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1/4 tsp Sea Salt

1/4 C Cocoa Powder

1 tsp Sugar

 

*Makes up to 32 truffles depending on the size of your scoop

 

Directions:
Add the ground espresso, salt, ground black pepper to the heavy cream in a small sauce pot and bring to a quick scald not more than 180°F then strain this to remove the solids, pour over the dark chocolate chips in a bowl.

 

Add in the butter cubes while stirring this mixture until the chocolate melts smooth and shiny.

 

Next, gently warm the wine to 140°F, add into the melted chocolate, then stir well until incorporated.

 

Pour this mix into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cold and set for 2-3 hours.

 

Using a small scoop or melon baller tool, scoop out small round balls of the truffle mix.

 

Dip the scoop in warm water in between each to make the shaping easier.

 

Using the palms of your hands, roll the scoops into smooth ball shapes.

 

Roll these into the cocoa powder and sugar mixture in a bowl to evenly coat and enjoy.

2021 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2021 Cabernet Sauvignon

"This rich, fleshy, full-bodied 2021 has solid mid-palate depth, the structure and density that's the hallmark of the vintage, and a great finish. It's a beauty." -Jeb Dunnuck

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