Paso Robles Wine Club Food and Wine Pairing: Vines on the Marycrest ~ 2014 Syrah

Sausage Kale Sweet Potato Soup
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 large onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
¾ lb. Italian sausage, casings removed (I used 4 Italian sausage patties)
1 lb. sweet potatoes (about 2 medium), peeled and diced
Salt and pepper to taste
4 cups chicken broth
2 cups water
¾ cup small pasta (shells or bow tie)
4 cups chopped greens, such as kale, Swiss chard (or both!)
Grated parmesan cheese (optional)

To Make: In a 5qt pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until translucent, about 10 minutes. Add sausage and salt and pepper. Cook over medium-high heat, breaking up sausage with spoon, until golden brown, about 5-8 minutes.
Add diced sweet potatoes, broth and water. Bring to a boil.

Pair with Vines on the Marycrest Syrah! Cheers!

Recipe by:

Vines on the Marycrest
2014 Syrah "Round Midnight"

Round Midnight is back. A big, rich expression of Syrah in this GSM blend with nice structure and depth. Try pairing this with spicy sausage and an aromatic cheese fondue. It displays a classic Syrah nose of white pepper, black fruit with some floral notes on the mid-palate. This wine opens up nicely and loves to be decanted!