(sung to the tune of O Canada)
My friendly foodies, north!
Tasty food & wine you somehow sally-forth.
With wat'ring mouth, I raise my glass,
Wine of high quali-ty!
Such style and class,
I cheer on your Syrah - tis a beauty.
Lex, keep on posting recipes!
Eating these dishes is my life's duty
Mm Canada, I eat and drink with glee.
Dedicated to the magical pairing of pistachio-crusted beef with wasabi mashed potatoes (from Canadian foodie, Lex Culinaria) and Peninsula Ridge Syrah 2004 (from the shores of Lake Ontario).
Peninsula Ridge Syrah 2004 (~$20) [sadly this wine may be difficult to find]
- 100% Syrah from the Niagara Escarpment in Ontario, Canada
- Indigo in color with a light purple rim
- Fresh raspberry and blueberry scents mated to black pepper and subtle tar notes
- This is an impressively balanced wine. It strikes a near-perfect balance of full flavor and delicate complexity. There are light leathery tannins, crisp acidity and fresh fruit flavors. At 12.5% alcohol, Peninsula Ridge's Syrah is no new world blockbuster - yet it is sure to satisfy even the most ardent fruitbomb lovers. My only regret is that I didn't purchase a second bottle to age 3-4 more years. I'm positive such patience would have been rewarded
As a table mate to Lex C's Pistachio-crusted creation, this wine was fabulous. It didn't overwhelm any of the complexities in the recipe, yet it also possessed enough chutzpah to stand up to the acidity and spiciness of this Asian-influenced entree. Dine-o-mite.