Beringer The Waymaker Red Wine with Braised Beef Short Rib

WINE: Beringer, The Waymaker Red Wine, 2012
90 POINTS Robert Parker

"A new offering and another terrific value, the 2012 Proprietary Red The Waymaker is a blend from Paso Robles. This 6,000-case cuvée is a blend of 57% Syrah, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petite Sirah and Mourvèdre. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by notes of sweet black cherries, raspberries, and dusty, loamy, peppery, meaty, lavender notes. With a Rhône Ranger-like style, it offers medium to full-bodied, mouthfilling, savory flavors and no hard edges. This beauty should be consumed over the next 4-5 years for its boisterous gusto."  – Robert Parker

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 2 Hours 40 Minutes
Ready In: 2 Hours 55 Minutes
Servings: 10

1/2 cup all-purpose flour for coating
2 teaspoons salt
1 pinch ground black pepper
4 pounds beef short ribs
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup water
1 cup stewed tomatoes
1 clove garlic, minced
6 potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 onions, chopped
6 carrots, chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons water

1.    In a bowl, combine the 1/2 cup flour, salt and ground black pepper. Roll the ribs in the seasoned flour.
2.    In a large pot, heat the oil and brown the ribs well on all sides. Pour in 1 cup boiling water, tomatoes, and garlic. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, adding more water if necessary.
3.    Place the potatoes, onions, and carrots in the pot. Continue to simmer for another 30 minutes to 1 hour, or until all vegetables are tender. Remove the meat and vegetables to a serving platter.
4.    In a separate small bowl, dissolve 1 1/2 tablespoons flour and 2 tablespoons water for every one cup liquid remaining in the pot. Add this to the pot and stir well until thickened. Pour over meat and vegetables.