Still Waters Spotlight: Syrah 2011

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   Summertime is in full swing and with that Paso Robles is bathed in sultry sun all day only to be placated by heavenly cool breezes in the evening. It is a rite of passage for many to fire up the grill or BBQ for the first time of the summer, cracking a beer (because it makes the BBQ work) to keep the beacon lit (figuratively) the whole summer. Food is tastier when charred to deliciousness over hot coals. Grilled steaks charred and peppery, BBQ pork sweet and smoky, thick brats crackling and bursting with flavor- those are the flavors of summer.

   Summer’s grilling bounty is earthy and rich, marbled with fat and waiting to be accompanied by something truly fabulous. May we suggest our Syrah? Grown in the warm hilly valley in the south east of Paso Robles so that it might have a bold, spicy flavor all of its own, our Syrah is the perfect accompaniment to your summer grilling dinner needs. Medium bodied with balanced tannins, our Syrah is fruit driven with a healthy amount of spice. You’ll pick out notes of blackberry, smoky earth, deep red cherry, and sweet tobacco. Grilled flavors hold up beautifully to the Syrah’s intense bold flavor, thus lending itself rather gloriously to the cult of summertime grilling.

   The following are a few recipes (because honestly who could pick only one?) that would be delicious paired with Still Waters Syrah 2011.

Sheboygan Grilled Brats

Grilled Ribeye Steak with Onion Blue Cheese Sauce

BBQ Pork Shoulder

Check these out and let us know what your favorite wine pairing is! We are always anxious to eat and drink delicious things!

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