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Posted by wakefs1, Mar 4, 2013.

I am having tri-tip tonight and need a good suggestion for a wine. We like white wines

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Reply by amour, Mar 4, 2013.

Welcome, WAKEF S1!

The French White wines of the late Didier Dagueneau are great!

Where are you located?

It would be a treat if you could get hold of any at of his whites!

I also like the Whites of Kim Crawford/New Zealand.

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Reply by EMark, Mar 4, 2013.

Funny, I just took four tri-tips off the grill.  These will be made into sandwiches in a couple days.  Off to the race in Las Vegas.

I'm sorry Wakefs1, but, to me, Tri-tip screams for Zinfandel.  My sanctimoniousness aside, if you like white, then pick whatever you like and come back here and tell us how it was.  I don't have a recommendation for you.  So, I look forward to learning from your experience.

Where was that picture taken?

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Reply by amour, Mar 4, 2013.

Some of us do THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX!

Both Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc pair well with beef tri tip, in my experience; the beef in my case was always well herbed (generous salt rub, rosemary, black pepper, bay leaf subtly)...thus a harmonious marriage.

Grenache is a popular pairing suggestion as well, but definitely, fruity whites, at the other end of the spectrum, are great rewarding possibilities.  Try them by all means!!!

CHEERS!

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Reply by EMark, Mar 4, 2013.

Y'know, I've had a couple white blends made from Rhone grapes (Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier) that might work well with tri-tip.  I doubt if you can fine Cielo from Paso Robles winery Mondo or Prado from Mendocino winery Halcon.  However, if you give your local wine puveyor a description as Amour suggests, "fruity," I'm sure you can find some thing similar.  It's pretty easy to find Paso Robles white Rhone blends in most of your better wine stores.

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Reply by amour, Mar 4, 2013.

Perhaps one of our wine bloggers could put together a refreshing piece on our collective suggestions, pardon me, WISDOM!!!!!

it would be great to see this thread develop with other surprising pairing ideas!


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