Last night we enjoyed a 2004 Jade Mountain Syrah Snows Lake Vineyard Red Hills Lake County California. What chewy, plummy, purplely goodness. The heady nectar paired well with a grilled flank steak that was marinated in olive oil, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, and fresh thyme. For a side dish the same marinade ingredients were used to roast shallots and red-skinned potatoes. Once the roasting finished, soft goat cheese was added just before serving.
The wine was obtained from Once Upon a Vine and the potatoes were purchased at the Byrd House Market last week.
Baby, it may be hot outside, but give me a good Syrah and I'm not quite so cranky.