Deep ruby red in color, with intense aromas of blackberries, cassis, licorice, pepper, and meaty undertones, this Syrah is from the brilliant wine maker Randall Grahm. The rich flavor of dark fruits and persistent tannins pair well with the fleshiness of flank steak, and the wine’s surprisingly tart and lively finish accents the tart fruit in Greg’s dish. Both Greg’s recipe and the wine are very successful in striking a balance between rich, bold flavors and bright acidity-which in my opinion, is as important for wine as it is for food.
Once known collectively as California’s “Rhone Rangers”, more and more winemaker’s are producing wines made from the grape varietals grown in France’s Rhone Valley. These grapes include Syrah, Grenach, Mourvedre, Cinsaut, Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier to name but a few. In my opinion, some of the most interesting wines being made in California emulate the Rhone Valley Styles. Look for wines from Saxum, Sine Qua Non, Tablas Creek, and Bonny Doon. GRANT
Also pairs well with beef, cheese, duck, grilled meats, lamb, mushrooms, sausage, venison.
- Category Red Wine
- Varietal Syrah
- Region Central Coast CA