Hot Topic: What To Grill When You Open A Bedfellow Syrah?
Summertime brings longer days and the promise of gathering outdoors, firing up the grill, and enjoying time with friends and loved ones. We recommend enhancing these moments with a perfectly paired wine! The Bedfellow Syrah 2020 is a remarkable partner for summer meals boasting an array of flavors to compliment your next grilled feast.
But First, The Wine
Opening The Bedfellow Syrah 2020 is a window into winemaker, Josh Beckett’s dedication to quality. He spared no detail in the making of this bottle. Whole clusters were hand-picked from the prestigious Homestead Hill Vineyard. The rocky soils in the Willow Creek District contribute to optimal vine stress. When vines experience stress, they focus their energy on fruit production rather than excessive vegetative growth. The result is more concentrated flavors and enhanced grape quality. Once the fruit arrives at the winery, we hand sorted the fruit, leaving half of the fruit whole cluster and removing the other half of the berries from their stems, all the while ensuring that only the finest fruit is selected. A cold-soaking period of eight days allows flavors and aromas to fully develop, setting the stage for a rich and intense wine. Traditional foot-treading was employed to integrate the destemmed fruit with the whole clusters.
This hands-on approach highlights Josh’s commitment to producing wines of distinction. Wine Enthusiast Critic, Matt Kettmann raves, “Pure aromas of focused purple fruit and flowers are expressive, reminiscent of frozen boysenberry on the nose. Edgy, sandy tannins frame the exuberant but well-balanced flavors of the palate, which is loaded with blueberry, açaí, white pepper, lavender and lilac. 94 Points.”
What To Grill?
The Bedfellow’s robust character stands up to bold grilled meats or meat alternatives with smoky and savory elements. The Syrah brings out the earthy sweetness of grilled portobello mushrooms and caramelized onions. Try the mushies on a skewer marinated in balsamic vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, cayenne and garlic. I also love the ease of a salty flanksteak smothered in a chimichurri sauce made from various fresh herbs (cilantro, rosemary, basil, mint, oregano, whatever you got), garlic, cayenne and a good olive oil.
Elevate your summer gatherings with The Bedfellow Syrah 2020. Its complex flavor profile make it the perfect companion for outdoor feasts. Fire up the grill, call the neighbors and crack open a bottle to celebrate summer the right way. Cheers to unforgettable flavors and cherished moments!