Nothing scores higher on the intensity meter than syrah. A great syrah will entice with its notes of fruit, spice, and textures. As such, syrahs pair terrifically with meats from beef and lamb to pork, game, and tuna. It pays to play up syrah’s spice with use of aromatics like garlic and alliums, peppercorns and peppers (bells as well as chiles), cinnamon and clove, all mushrooms, mustards, ginger, bay, basil, mints, parsley, sage, rosemary, oregano, and thyme. Grilling and roasting are always good ideas, but bringing out the sweetly scented berry or plum qualities of syrah by first marinating any number of ways is also good. Herewith, three noteworthy syrah pairings: Cumin-spiced burgers with Harissa Mayo, Shanghai Stir-Fried Pork with Cabbage and lamb Ragout with Olives and Peppers.
Congrats to Michael & staff and kudos to CRW regarding the 2012 Pinot Gris!… The wine is floral scented, perfectly acid-balanced, fruit froward, drinkable… We can hardly wait to accompany the wine with sliced pear, apple and cheese on a warm summer evening… With the 2012 Pinot Gris you can likely expect some awards or
“I won a bid for the tour and tasting at Cathedral Ridge. I visited last weekend with 5 recent college graduates from St. Paul MN ; Ian was our host and did a fantastic job. The girls LOVED it!…It was their favorite spot on our Gorge-Mt. Hood loop that day!” – Mary Daly
What a wonderful experience! Everyone was helpful and very knowledgeable. Definitely one of our favorite stops. Try the Zinfandel with the drinking chocolate! So yummy! The grounds are pastoral. There are outdoor tables to sit and enjoy a bottle/picnic in the shade. A great stop on any Hood River Winery Tour.
This was the first winery my husband and I stopped at, and we were not disappointed. We not only received excellent customer service, but truly felt that one on one attention. The woman who was working that day (her name escapes me) was very knowledgeable and friendly. She gave us great advice on other wineries