Fire up the grill and crack open a bottle (or two) of one of our favorite BBQ wines!
Here are a few that are perfect for your next backyard gathering. . .
2016 La Perdrix
Costières de Nîmes
70% Roussane, 30% Grenache Blanc
Sherlock’s Tasting Notes: Delicious flavors of peach, pear and fruit cocktail with a delicious and lively finish. Perfect for seafood platter, grilled fish or chicken or as a summer aperitif!
Oregon Rosé Willamette Valley
66% Pinot Gris, 25% Pinot Noir & 9% Aromatic Whites
Winemaker Notes: Generous aromas of strawberry, watermelon and fresh spring flowers lead to a refreshing bite of orange zest. Clean, balanced and approachable with firm acidity, this wine has excellent texture and finishes long and pretty. Only 3,000 cases made
2018 Marcel Lapierre
Raisins Gaulois Vin de France
“I recall many years ago when Marcel Lapierre pulled me aside and asked if I thought Kermit and our clients would like his new “petit vin.” When I asked him what it was, he told me, “It’s a wine… that you drink like a beer… when you don’t really want to drink a beer.” What’s not to like about that? To this day, I continue to follow his advice, buy it by the case, and drink it cold, out of a simple glass cup. Like a beer, sure, but much better.”
—Chris Santini, Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant (Beaune Offices)
Terre Siciliane IGP
100% Frappato di Vittoria
Sherlock’s Tasting Notes: Deep ruby red, high brightness. The nose reveals an olfactory profile of great charm, all played on Mediterranean juniper tones, rust, pink and purple raisin, plum. In the mouth it is velvety, soft, pleasant. A good acidity crosses tasting and accompanies it to a final excellent persistence.
Old Bush Vines Grenache
93 points from Wine & Spirits: The Old Bush Vine range from Yalumba consistently turns out some of the greatest values from Australia, this latest grenache being one of them. It’s clean and bright; one taster described the taste as “the perfect parallel to the flavor of raspberries.” The structure is about floral delicacy rather than tannic power, a wine light enough to serve chilled. And it brings a range of different foods to mind as accompaniments, from chicken liver mousse to char-grilled sardines to a burger with tomatoes and pickled red onions.