A Singular Perspective

A Blog by Nickel & Nickel Winery

Steak and Cabernet. It’s a quintessential wine and food pairing for a reason. At Nickel & Nickel, our winery kitchen is constantly coming up with new ways to prepare our favorite cuts of beef. In fact, over the years we’ve published nearly a dozen steak recipes matched with Napa Valley Cabernet.

From the ultimate Monday Night Football sliders to the fall-off-the-bone short ribs we cook up every fall, check out our top five recipes. They’re each partnered with the Single-Vineyard Cabernet that complements it most.

The recipes are unique. The wines are flavor packed. Because steak and Cabernet should be anything but boring.

  1. Shaved Tri-Tip with Butter Lettuce and Crème Frâiche Horseradish Dressing.

Pair with Nickel & Nickel John C. Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Oakville, Napa Valley

  1. Dry Aged Rib Eye with Blue Cheese Potato Gratin and Sautéed Bacon and Onion Spinach

Pair with Nickel & Nickel Sori Bricco Cabernet Sauvignon

Diamond Mountain, Napa Valley

  1. New York Steak with Truffled Radish, Rainbow Chard and Cabernet Sauce

Pair with Nickel & Nickel Branding Iron Cabernet Sauvignon

Oakville, Napa Valley

  1. Grilled Beef Filet Slider with Cabbage Slaw (a Game Day Favorite!)

Pair with Nickel & Nickel Martin Stelling Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Oakville, Napa Valley

  1. Braised Beef Short Rib with Autumn Vegetables and Farro

Pair with Nickel & Nickel Quicksilver Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Rutherford, Napa Valley


Of course, steak isn’t the only wine that makes a great match for a great cut of beef. This Single-Vineyard Syrah and steak menu is a tried-and-true favorite here at the winery!

Grilled Flank Steak with Shaved Manchego with a Cherry Tomato, Cucumber, Roasted Pepper and Red Onion Salad

Pair with Nickel & Nickel Darien Vineyard Syrah

Russian River Valley


Enjoy more recipes from the Nickel & Nickel Kitchen here.

And explore our full line up of Single-Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon here. Cheers to discovering new vineyards and wines to love and to delighting in time-tested favorites!