Today No Star fills in as guest blogger de jour.
Last night I fired up the backyard grill with a mixture of briquettes and hardwood charcoal to rotisserie a 3.5 lb. boneless Ribeye Roast. I used a mild BBQ rub on the meat and cooked it for 90 minutes (5 minutes less would have been better, but the center was still pinkish.)
Roasted baby red and gold potatoes and steamed sugar snap peas accompanied the half inch slab of roast on my plate, along with a big dollop of horseradish sauce.
A while back, I had found a 2009 Montevicor Garnacha for $10.99. I thought it might pair well with Ribeye. It did!
The wine is an opaque reddish purple, almost inky with notes of blue and black fruits and berries. The licorice, leather, and spice complimented the BBQ rub. It is neither a dry wine, nor a sweet wine, but is exactly in that murky middle that needs nomenclature. If I find more of this, even at $15 a bottle, I will buy it. On the NoStar Spillable-Swillable-Refillable scale, this Spanish wine is muy refillable por favor.
Deep purple in color, this wine exhibits elegant and complex aromas of spices, cedar, cherries, and licorice. On the palate it's rich ripe red fruit flavors shine through, backed up by well-balanced acidity and gentle tannins, all leading to a smooth, round finish. This wine is the perfect accompaniment to tapas, red meats, stews and cheese
Photo appears courtesy of Vivino.
With thanks to No Star,