Grill & Chill: Bring the Taste of Red Mountain Home to your Patio this Summer  

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As Washington state’s smallest and hottest wine-grape growing region, Red Mountain AVA’s unique terroir produces some of the ripest, most full-bodied wines. Lucky for us, these Red Mountain wines happen to pair perfectly with BBQ fare! Here are a few reds, whites and rosés to open for your next outdoor BBQ!
Aquilini Wines
Here is the list:
  • Aquilini Wines, 2019 Sauvignon Blanc
    While Red Mountain is often acclaimed for its Washington Reds, Aquilini Wines is proud to share its latest summer sipper, a new Sauvignon Blanc release! With a sophisticated and elegant structure not typically found in this varietal, the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc offers structure and complexity, yet plenty of freshness on the palate. Toast to your summer evenings with a refreshing glass of this Sauvignon Blanc, paired with a charcuterie plate.
  • Kiona Vineyards, Estate Red Mountain Big Kiona
    A blend of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, the Estate Red Mountain Big Kiona is just as bold as it is large in stature. Kiona’s historic vines run deep on Red Mountain, and it shows in this dark-fruited, balanced blend. Good news for the grill – we highly recommend sipping Big Kiona next to a plate of sauce-slathered ribs!
  • Canvasback, 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
    Produced with real Red Mountain fruit like black cherry and bramble berries, 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon also features baking spices, vanilla and oak. Consider pairing this lavish yet elegant wine with your favorite smoked brisket recipe.
  • Hightower Cellars, 2019 Murray Syrah Rosé, J. Hightower Vineyard
    Best known for its Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, it can be tricky to find the right white wine on Red Mountain — so Hightower brings you the bright and juicy, estate-grown Murray Syrah rosé. Aging in neutral oak barrels to enhance its strawberry and raspberry notes, this summer rosé is a perfect match for a strawberry, pine nut and arugula salad.
  • Sashay Wines, 2019 Rosé
    Sashay Wines, a label within the Frichette Winery Portfolio, offers a 2019 Rosé with a medium-bodied, medium-plus acid, and displays fruits like strawberry, watermelon, and tangerine. It’s off-dry with a medium fruity finish. Roses are very versatile and match well with a variety of food. Try Sashay rose with pork ribs garnished with pineapple salsa, salmon or chicken kabobs.
  • Ciel du Cheval Vineyard, Côtes de Ciel 2012 Reserve Syrah 
    Exclusively featuring the fruit from Ciel du Cheval Vineyard, the Côtes de Ciel 2012 Reserve Syrah has intense character with graceful tannins. With just 144 bottled cases, this Syrah is oak-layered, liberally spiced and vigorously blue-fruited. Pair this blue-fruited Syrah with any pork dish of your liking.

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