steak and wine pairings tassel ridge winery, dry red wines

Many people are surprised to learn that Tassel Ridge Winery makes dry red wines. Our American Merlot is big, robust, and earthy. Our American Syrah is balanced and rich.

American Merlot is a dry red wine with red and black fruit and oaky notes on the nose. Deep in color, it has round, chewy tannins with intense flavors of cherry and blackberry and a finish that hints of oak, chocolate, and vanilla. Pair American Merlot with steak, a hearty beef stew, or your favorite cut of pork. Serve at room temperature.

American Syrah is a dry red wine that displays light oak, plum, and baking spices on the nose with black raspberry, plum, baking spices, and white pepper on the palate. Made entirely from Syrah grapes and aged in French, American, and Eastern European Oak for 23 months, American Syrah pairs well with grilled meats.

Tassel Ridge American Syrah and American Merlot are available at the Winery and at some of our 450 retailers in Iowa. If you don’t see American Syrah and American Merlot at your favorite store, ask the manager to get it for you.

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