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The Perfect Wine for New York Strip Steak

When in Paso Robles wine country, there’s nothing better than sipping on a fine local wine over a hearty steak dinner.  As we continue celebrating National Steakhouse Month at The Steakhouse at the Paso Robles Inn, we have another delicious steak and wine pairing to tempt your taste buds with. When you dine at the newly renovated Steakhouse, choose between 5 different cuts of steak: rib eye, top sirloin, prime rib, filet mignon, and New York strip. Each of these are premium Angus Choice or Prime cuts, hand trimmed and perfectly aged for the juicy tenderness we all crave. On the blog today, find out which wine pairs best with the beloved New York strip steak.

The Cut: New York Strip

Like Rib Eye, the New York strip is a fatty steak with substantial marbling. This particular cut of meat comes from the short loin of a cow, but the muscle there does little work, which makes the meat especially tender. Although not quite as tender as the Rib Eye, New York strip steak is loved for its buttery flavor and fine texture.

The Pairing: Broken Earth’s “Diablo Negro” Petite Sirah

As we learned with the blog’s rib eye pairing from last week, fatty meats like the New York strip pair nicely with bold red wines with a high tannin like Broken Earth’s “Diablo Negro” Petite Sirah. The grapes used in a Petite Sirah are small, intensely colored berries that are high in tannins and acidity, producing a wine with rich flavors and notes of blueberry, chocolate, pepper, and spice. The high tannins in Broken Earth’s Petite Sirah provide a good balance of acidity that cut through the fat, complementing the rich flavor of the beef. Available on The Steakhouse wine menu, this Petite Sirah is lush and easy-drinking, exhibiting flavors of rich black and brambly fruits, vanilla bean, and roasted coffee. The power, balance, structure, and complexity of the New York strip/Petite Sirah combination is truly a perfect pairing, so reserve your table at The Steakhouse now to try it for yourself.

Photo: (c) @chimmichandra

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