About This Wine
Santa Maria is the “big city” in California’s Central Coast area.
It’s a wonderful destination for wine lovers and foodies because it’s surrounded by vineyards and wineries, and home to its very own style of barbecue: the Santa Maria tri-tip. Numerous restaurants offer their own take on this regional favorite, and on any given weekend, you’ll find members of local service organizations staffing grills in parking lots and serving slices of the tasty beef with salsa, pinquito beans, salad and grilled garlic bread.
This classic meal can be served with several different types of red wine, but for a truly sublime experience, we recommend Syrah — and you’d be hard pressed to find a better pairing partner than the 2016 Bramble Ridge Syrah.
Crafted by winemaker Joe Otos from grapes grown in the Lodi district of California (about 300 miles north of Santa Maria), its alluring wood, smoke and fruit characteristics make it easy to love.
Very dark, rich, powerful wines with great aging potential (as long as 50 years), yet still can be drunk relatively young. Distinct pepper, spice, cherry and leather flavors, with smooth, supple texture. Embodied in majestic wines from France, Australia and, increasingly, California.
- Grape Composition:Syrah
- Grape Source:Lodi Growing District of California
- Aromas & Flavors:Wood, Smoke, Bacon Fat, Black Cherry, Raspberry, Blackberry, Toast and Cocoa
- When to Drink:Now Through 2020
- Food Pairing Suggestion:slow-roasted barbecue ribs, or a Santa Maria-style tri-tip.
20 recipes match for this wine.
Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe
Smoked Duck A La Orange Just in case this year's California wildfires impart a smoky flavor to vintage 2008 wines, here's a recipe that will match up nicely. Otherwise, try this dish - developed by Garre Winery Executive Chef Ty Turner -- with naturally smoky wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Syrah. Get The Recipe