Warm days, plenty of wine and a meal fresh off the grill – it’s the summertime trifecta! And at V. Sattui Winery, we take grilling season very seriously. For those of you who have visited on weekends and have tasted our famous BBQ know this. As authorities on the topic, we are here to guide you through some of our favorite summer wines and the BBQ classics they pair with best.
2015 Dry Muscat & Grilled Chicken
The 2015 Dry Muscat paired with a lightly seasoned grilled chicken is a sure-fire crowd pleaser. Our Dry Muscat has quickly become a staff favorite. It is beautifully structured with a floral nose and abundant flavors of honeysuckle, green apple and ripe peach. Sure sounds like summer, right? There can’t be a BBQ dish without a side, so grill up some mushroom, onion and pineapple skewers to accompany your chicken and dive in!
2013 Sattui Family Cabernet Sauvignon & Tri Tip Steak
Smokey and savory with hints of spice, the 2013 Sattui Family Cabernet Sauvignon is a steak’s partner in crime. This wine impresses with its engaging style and earthy tones. It has a nice balance of sweet ginger, cocoa and hints of lilac. Whether you’re grilling at home with family and friends or enjoying a day at the winery, don’t miss out on trying this iconic dynamic duo.
2017 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc & Salmon
What wine synchronizes best with the swimmers such as grilled salmon? Easy! The 2017 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc. This wine is tropical, balanced, crisp, fresh and extremely versatile when it comes to light foods and fish. Take your menu up a notch with a killer salmon sandwich topped with dill aioli. The extra zest pairs harmoniously with the balanced notes of this savvy Sauvy B. Side options to be enjoyed with your salmon are endless. You’ll want to have extra bottles around of this refresher – especially during the heat of summer.
2015 Dry Creek Zinfandel & BBQ Ribs
Our beloved 2015 Dry Creek Zinfandel is the ideal wine for a hot summer’s night BBQ. It is complex and stylistic with a ripe, jammy berry flavor. Its perfect partner? The salty, savory, smoked all-around classic, BBQ ribs… Another dish our weekend guests thoroughly enjoy here at the winery. This Zin’s juicy, fruity flavors and smooth tannins compliment the rich smoky sweetness in the ribs… Need we say more?
Let’s Turn Up the Heat
Is your mouth watering yet? Good, because as you’ve probably heard, it’s grillin’ season at V. Sattui and we are cooking up these delicious BBQ dishes for you and the whole family! So grab the crew, your favorite V. Sattui summer wine and join us at our weekend BBQs on the picnic grounds, Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 am – 3:30 pm (weather-permitting).
Can’t make it to Napa? Try these pairings at home! Right now, we’re offering 25% off mix-or-match cases on all of these summer wine selections. We look forward to grillin’ and sippin’ with you this summer, in person or in spirit. Cheers!