Syrah Pairings Terra Bella Jam
- 4 cups Mixed dried fruit of your choice – raisins, golden raisins, pears, apricots, figs, cherries, cranberries, etc. – roughly chopped
- 2 cups Cranberry juice
- ½ cup Brown sugar
- ¾ cup Terra Bella, Syrah
- 1 cup Water
Combine all ingredients in a 5- or 6-quart heavy pot. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
Turn down to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until liquid is reduced and syrupy, 30-40 mins.
Carefully transfer to a food processor fitted with a metal blade, and pulse until desired consistency is reached.
Makes 1.5 quarts. Store in glass canning jars in the refrigerator for up to six weeks.
Limited Estate Collection
Located in the Adelaida District in the rugged westside of Paso Robles, Terra Bella Vineyard boasts optimal conditions for Syrah—high altitude, sloping southwest facing terrain, rocky limestone soils, and a long growing season with a pronounced marine influence from the Pacific Ocean, just 17 miles away. Here the calcareous steep terrain, at an elevation of almost 1,800 feet, creates very limited yields and makes for labor intensive farming conditions.