Innocent Bystander Shiraz Pairing Recipe

Marinated Sirloin with Gorgonzola Mashers

mashersINGREDIENTS:
• 1 to 1½ lb. sirloin steak sliced ¾ inch thick
• ½ cup soy sauce
• 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
• 2 finely chopped garlic cloves
• ¼ cup red wine (preferably Shiraz/ Syrah)
• 2 Tbsp. cracked black pepper

GORGONZOLA MASHERS:
• 3 to 4 large Russet potatoes
• 4 cloves sliced fresh garlic
• ¼ cup butter or margarine
• ½ cup milk
• 1/3 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
• 2 tsp. Salt
• 2 tsp. Cracked pepper

DIRECTIONS:

Marinated Sirloin:
Combine marinade ingredients with sliced steak in large sealable plastic bag. Seal and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Preferably overnight. Remove steak from marinade and discard remaining sauce. Broil 3 to 5 minutes per side until desired doneness.

Gorgonzola Mashers:
Slice potatoes into ½ inch wedges, leaving skins on. In a large pot combine 2 quarts water, sliced garlic, and sliced potatoes, boiling on high for 25 minutes. Strain water and add butter and milk. Mash with a potato masher until milk and butter are incorporated and mixture has a slightly chunky texture. Add salt, pepper, and Gorgonzola, stirring with a wooden spoon until incorporated. Serve with mixed baby greens and balsamic vinaigrette. Recipe compliments of Gallo.com

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Shiraz
Yarra Valley, Australia

Winemaking is carried out in the Sexton’s artisanal winery, a facility designed for hand-crafting small, individual batches of wine. Taking advantage of the broad palate of flavors available to them, the Innocent Bystander team uses a combination of winemaking skill and intuition to blend a consistent range of wines offering unique personality and definitive regional expression. Beyond the pristine fruit of the Yarra Valley, Phil Sexton discovered numerous Central Victorian vineyards that inspired the Innocent Bystander range. The fruit for this vintage of Shiraz comes from the Forest Hut Vinyeard in the Pyrenees and Yarra Valley’s Miller, Tarraford and Sexton Vineyards.

Winemaker: Phil Sexton
Appellation: Yarra Valley, Australia
Varietal Blend:  99% Syrah, 1% Viognier
Analysis: 13.7% alc/vol
Critical Acclaim: 89 pts Stephen Tanzers Int’l Wine Cellar
87 pts Wine Spectator

Phil B&W“Aromas of five spice, campari, orange zest and juniper berries are supported by flavors of wild blackberries and raspberries and dark chocolate notes. The firm, bright tannins and brooding texture balance and carry the fruit through a long, savory finish.” – Phil Sexton, winemaker

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