As every gourmand knows, wine is the complete complement to steak. Picking the best wine to pair with a particular cut of meat can spell the difference between a just pleasurable meal and an inspiring feast.
Here are the best wines to pair with steak:
Buty 2012 Phinny Hill Vineyard Columbia Rediviva
It was a sensational year for wine making across the state of Washington in 2012, and there are any number of sweet reds that would do right by a prime cut of meat.
Chappellet 2015 Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon
It has a real balance between elegance and power, but there is no hiding the mountain tannin formation baking juicy blackberry fruit layered with espresso, tobacco, licorice, crushed herbs, and hot baking spices.
House Wine 2014 Steak House Cabernet Sauvignon
This is a mixture of Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Syrah made with grapes sourced from California, Washington and Idaho.
Nobilo 2014 Icon Pinot Noir
Nikola Nobilo founded this wonderful winery in 1943, and in the ensuing decades helped the lead move from hybrid grapes to Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand.
Vérité 2013 La Joie
This is one of the best American wine releases in recent memory. A near-perfect union of soil, climate, winemaking and fruit, courtesy of legendary Vigneron Pierre Seillan.
Stoller Family Estate 2014 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir
As a LEED Gold Certified winery with sustainable vineyards, Stoller is as resourceful an operation as you will find in the Pacific Northwest.
Sbragia 2013 Andolsen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
A standout medium-boiled Cabernet Sauvignon from California’s most famous winemakers, ED Sbragia.
Gamble Family Vineyards 2015 Paramount Red Wine
This Bordeaux mixture from Gamble Family celebrates Cabernet Franc, with thirty-two percent matching its thirty-two percent of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Le Dix de Los Vascos 2015 Colchagua, Chile
This Bordeaux-like profile of this Chile wine from Lafite speaks of the origin of the high-profile maker.
Sebastiani 2016 Cherryblock Cabernet Sauvignon
He is focused and structured beauty from Sebastianis historic Cherryblock vineyard, planted in 1961.