We went to Perry's Steakhouse and Grille to experience the "Art of the Blend" with their special red blend wine tasting flight! We talked with Perry’s Corporate Sommelier and Beverage Director Susi Zivanovic about what makes this flight so special!
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille is helping guests experience The Art of the Blend this fall, offering a special red blend wine tasting flight for just $26. The flight will be available during the month of September and features three, 2-ounce pours of different Rodney Strong Red Blend wines: the 2014 Symmetry Meritage Red Wine, 2015 Rowen Red Wine and 2015 Upshot Red Wine Blend. Carefully selected by Perry’s Corporate Sommelier and Beverage Director Susi Zivanovic, the flight promises to provide new insight and a better understanding into the nuances of red blends for both wine connoisseurs and novices alike.
Wine tasting flight
The first pour of the tasting flight, the Symmetry Meritage Red Wine, consists of 80 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 8 percent Malbec, 5 percent Merlot, 4 percent Petit Verdot and 3 percent Cabernet Franc. The combination creates a rich flavor profile of black cherry, plum, black fig and rose petals, which unfold into silky layers of black fruit, minerality and baking spices with a lingering finish. The Rowen Red Wine, the second pour, is 55 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 26 percent Malbec, 17 percent Syrah and 2 percent Viognier. It is full of lush and elegant flavors of black raspberries, cocoa, black pepper, nutmeg and vanilla with an exotically floral and well-balanced finish. The final pour, the Upshot Red Wine Blend, is 37 percent Zinfandel, 30 percent Malbec, 27 percent Merlot, 3 percent Petit Verdot and 3 percent Riesling. The blend is bursting with blackberries, layers of licorice, lush blueberry, white pepper and spice, rounded tannins and with a long finish.
After tasting each of these unique wines, guests can purchase and enjoy their favorite blend by the glass: $35 for a glass of the Symmetry Meritage Red Wine, $30 for a glass of the Rowen Red Wine and $16 for a glass of the Upshot Red Wine Blend.
Perry’s is proud to have been honored with Wine Spectator’s 2018 Award of Excellence, an award which the restaurant has won and continues to win year after year. This award recognizes restaurants whose outstanding wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu both in price and style.
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
Located at 4 Perimeter Park S., Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille’s regular restaurant hours are 4 to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays, 4 to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and 4 to 9 p.m. on Sundays. On Fridays only, Perry’s is open for lunch, offering its lunch and dinner menus as well as a special lunch-cut serving of its signature Pork Chop complemented with whipped potatoes and homemade applesauce for $14.95 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Reservations can be made for Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille online or by calling 205-968-1597.
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