Pair an Elegant Rib Roast with Just Released Elegant Iowa Petite Pearl.

Tassel Ridge 2021 Iowa Petite Pearl, a dry red with a lightly acidic entry and notes of dark fruit like cherry and plum, is an elegant pairing for this elegant Grilled Rib Roast.

Tassel Ridge® Grilled Rib Roast


  • 3-lb rib roast, trimmed and cleaned
  • 8 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 Tbsp salt
  • Tbsp pepper


  1. Prepare grill for indirect cooking. Preheat grill to medium. Cut 8 slits, about 1½ inches deep, in roast. Insert garlic clove into each slit. Season roast with salt and pepper, making sure to cover completely. Place roast on grill. Cook, covered over indirect heat, for 45 minutes. Turn. Cook for 30 minutes, or until meat reaches desired doneness (internal temp of 135°F for medium). Allow to rest on cutting board for 15 minutes. Slice to desired thickness. Serves 4–6.

Recipe Notes

Wine Recommendation—Tassel Ridge 2021 Iowa Petite Pearl

2021 Iowa Petite Pearl is a dry red with a lightly acidic entry transitioning to dark fruit and a long, drying finish. Made from Petite Pearl grapes grown in our Iowa vineyards, 2021 Iowa Petite Pearl will pair nicely with grilled meat or pasta with a tomato-based sauce. Serve at room temperature.