Perfect Pairings: Top Cabernet Sauvignon Wine and Food Combinations
We love good food and it is even better with good wine. But how do you know how to find the perfect wine and food combinations? We are red wine fans. Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the most popular red wine in the world, known for its full-bodied character and rich flavour of berries.
As with any other wine, it’s important to know how to serve Cabernet Sauvignon. It must be opened at least an hour before serving. When it comes to food pairing, it’s vital to know which dishes pair the best with the wine and which ones must be avoided. Usually, it’s best to pair the Cabernet Sauvignon wines with strong vibrant dishes. Avoid recipes based on pasta or pizza varieties. Cabernet Sauvignon wines also go perfectly with hard, aged cheese, like cheddar or blue cheese. Here, we take you through some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon wines and food combinations.
Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon and Grilled Ribeye Steak
The Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 unites the most enchanting aromas of blackberry and cherry, with notes of vanilla, spice, chocolate and tobacco. The wine is a celebration of strong, structured, complex layers of bold flavours. If you want to enhance the savours even more, we recommend you pair the wine with red meat dishes. An excellent pairing is a grilled rump steak or ribeye steak. The juicy cut of beef is complemented by the strong taste of the wine. The high tannins balance the fat in the meat. The pairing is a harmonious match between taste and texture, that you must not miss.
Bread & Butter Cabernet Sauvignon and Ribeye Steak
Bread & Butter Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 is a delicious, medium-bodied red, that pairs perfectly with ribeye steak. The Bread & Butter brand comes from Nappa Valley in California. In the name of the brand, “Bread” stands for their use of oak barrels for wine maturing, and “Butter” points out the use of the malolactic fermentation process.
Because of the robust tannins, and the strong flavour profile, the wine pairs well with Ribeye Steak. By combining Bread & Butter Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 and Ribeye Steak you will intensify the savour of wine and the dish. Only a drink with such a strong character can stand to a meat dish like Ribeye Steak without fading into the richness of its flavour.
Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Mushroom Risotto
Created by some of the most ambitious winemakers Robert Mondavi, his Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon stands as a symbol of his magnificent vision. Made from top-quality grapes, the wine is matured for 17 months in French oak barrels. Later a small amount of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc are incorporated to get the famously smooth texture. As a result, the winery creates a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon. Deliciously rich in cherries, plums and leather aromas.
Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 is one of the best from the winery. As with any other Cabernet Sauvignon, it works well with red meat dishes. However, if you are a vegetarian, you can always go for mushroom dishes. These veggie dishes pair equally well with the wine. A dish like a mushroom risotto with its creamy texture, earthy flavour, and umami taste can be complimentary for the drink. Parmesan in risotto is also an excellent element that pairs well with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Tapiz Alta Collection Cabernet Sauvignon and Lamb Chops
Recently recognized as Argentina’s most high-tech winery, Tapiz has been putting an enormous work and resources into creating some of the best wines. After collaborating with organisations, such as the University of Cuyo, the winery has led research and development, that put them on the map of winemaking.
Their Cabernet Sauvignon belongs to their Alta collection. The climate has allowed them to grow the grapes with acidity, and intense aromas. The wine has a strong taste and a full body and can be paired with lamb chops. This combination will allow you to appreciate even the smallest notes and hints of hidden tastes in both wine and the dish.
Preparing your wine and food combination
When preparing meat, make sure to season it well with rosemary and garlic. How about serving lamb chops with smoked vegetables? Go for zucchini and bell peppers; a side of roasted potatoes. Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most complex, delicate wines that you can try. The full-bodied nature and strong flavours of wine require a complementary taste from equally sophisticated dishes. By following the suggestions, you can create some of the most delicious wine and food combinations.