Wine for NY Strip Steak

One of the tried and true classic pairings: NY Strip Steak with a brawny, bold, California Cab. Don’t mess with perfection.

Chow offers a simple, pan-seared recipe that calls for nothing more than steak, kosher salt, black pepper and olive oil. As I said, don’t mess with perfection. A good cut of meat doesn’t need tons of fancy ingredients.

So what’s my pick for a brooding California Cab with enough tannins to melt the fat in the steak? 2010 Terra Valentine “Estate” Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon