Tuna is a hearty fish that allows you to prepare wonderfully robust dishes. This dish incorporates a Mediterranean agrodolce, a sweet and sour combination that can wreak havoc on some wines. You could serve this with a high acid white wine like Vermentino or Albarino, but a savory Walla Walla Syrah pairs beautifully with the earthy lentils and substantial weight of the tuna. Impressive enough for a dinner party, the lentils and onions can be prepared ahead of time so as to make easy enough for a weeknight.
Elephant Seven 2018 Yellow Bird Vineyard Syrah shows both the versatility of Syrah as a food wine and how a simple approach in the winery crafts elegant balanced wines. Done in a lighter style, this wine still delivers bold fruit aromas and full flavor on the palate.