What to Pair With Dry-Aged Steak
May 15, 2023
With such a great selection of premium cut dry-aged steak at Christner’s, it’s important to understand which wines will pair best with your meal. To elevate the tenderness of the meat and bring out the flavor infusions, a quality wine can enhance your meal and bring it to perfection. Here are the top selections of wine pairings available to drink alongside a fine steak dish.
What Flavor Profiles Work Well With Dry-Aged Steak?
There are many wines that pair well with steak. When in doubt, the flavors that consistently pair well with dry-aged meat include:
What Wines From Christner’s Wine List Pair Well With Dry-Aged Steak?
Christner’s has a wide variety of wines from both the United States and abroad. The flavors of dark fruits and aromatic, earthy textures can be found in our wine list and pair nicely with our dry-aged steak or other red meats found on the menu. Savor the flavor combinations and find a wine that piques your interest.
Paul Hobbs, Crossbarn, Sonoma Cabernet
The Sonoma Cabernet has aromas of peppercorn and sage. The deep flavor profile of the tannins in the Paul Hobbs Cabernet can match the deep flavor profile of a dry-aged steak as it has spicy and fruitful toasted notes of ruby wine. Alongside its deep flavor profile, it has hints of dark berries to add an interesting nuance to the taste.
Numanthia, Termanthia, Toro
Coming from Spain, the Toro wine is a deluxe offering perfect for pairing with meat. The Spaniards are known for their dry-aged cuts of meat, and what better way to savor a dry-aged steak than with the Toro’s wild oak and herb flavors? Some people even find hints of dark espresso and chocolate which gives the wine a luxurious layer of texture.
Bergstrom, Silice, Chehalem Mountains, Willamette
This Bergstrom wine is a cozy addition to any dry-aged steak. The wine comes from the mountains of Oregon and is grown in the sandy soil where cherries and raspberries are abundant. On a winter evening, pair this earth-bodied wine with a dry-aged steak and taste the essence of oak, black cherry, and mushrooms.
Chateau Leoville Las Cases, Saint-Julien, Bordeaux
With a dry-aged steak this Bourdeaux wine has a hint of tobacco and cedar to transport you to a perfect French-inspired dinner. Chateau Leoville historically belonged to some of the wealthiest and most noble people in Bordeaux, so why not dine in style like a noble with this richly-flavored, smoky wine?
La Posta, Pizzella, Mendoza, Argentina Malbec
The Malbec of Argentina is a classic red wine with notes of dark chocolate and baking spices. Argentina is famous for its cuts of beef, and this wine would be an excellent addition to any premium dry-aged steak. Wine connoisseurs have hinted at the flavors of plum and sandalwood spice in the finish of the flavor of the Malbec.
Golden West, The Promise, Washington Pinot Noir
Savor the mouthfeel of this Pinot Noir with the taste of opulent wild strawberry and earthy leather. Coming from the Frenchman Hills in Washington, this Pinot is textured and balanced. The texture creates a wine that is medium-bodied and full of red-fruit notes like cranberry or cherry.
San Polo, Vignavecchia, Brunello di Montalcino
For a taste of the Italian vineyards, indulge in the forest flavor profile of the Brunello di Montalcino. This wine has aromas of pine black truffle, making the intensity of the tannins a great pairing with a dry-aged steak. The flavors of this wine have a romantic concentration of underbrush and tobacco. The intensity and forest flavor will transform the tasting experience with the fattiness of the beef.
Wine selections vary at Christner’s and our in-house sommelier is happy to assist you with the perfect pairing.
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