Don’t look now but grillin’ season is here and those juicy, savory meats need to find their grilling wines. Whether you want to grill up a good ol’ burger or throw on a nice steak, we have the best BBQ, budget-friendly wines for you.
It is a juicy, red Syrah from Hyampoms Valley of Trinity County California. Fully ripe blueberries, black cherries, and dried currants are the forward flavors supported by characters of Italian roasted espresso, stoutly porters, and Mediterranean spices. Winemaker, Ray Merlo, suggests pouring this wine alongside a texas-rubbed porter-house steak and we couldn’t agree more.
Being 90% Zinfandel, 5% Sangiovese and 5% Souzao makes this zinfandel a very interesting and exciting wine to test the palate. The complex but balanced wood profile accentuates the caramelized brown sugar waft on the nose making it a perfect BBQ wine for summer. Plus zinfandel is the American grape varietal so pick up a few bottles to show off your patriotism.
This Sonoma Valley Cabernet really delivers for its price point. Its old world style and dusty, earthy nose opens up to dark cherry and plum notes. Open up this wine as you throw some burgers on the grill. You’ll discover a new layer of flavor with each bite a sip that will be more satisfying then the next.