kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits, travel & lifestyle writer / wine educator


d'Arenberg Grenache Syrah Mourvedre

Had this wine the other evening, when it was gorgeous outside, and we grilled London broil, asparagus, mushrooms and onions.

It was a huge wine, full of just enough grippy tannins and spicy red fruit, along with some cedar, and it went perfectly with the grilled steak. We chilled it just a bit to tame the alcohol burn of the Grenache (the primary grape in the blend.) This Rhone-style blend was just the thing for a grilled red meat meal.

We had some leftover, and tried it the following evening. We were surprised to see lots of sediment in our glasses this time around, so much so that it made the wine cloudy. Next time I'll decant it.