Cabernet Sauvignon is loved by wine aficionados all over the world, and with good reason. This delicious wine has proven to be one of the best for pairing with a variety of meals across the board and we never seem to find anything less than delight in our pairings. We’ve tasted a great range of these wines from different vineyards around the world and the quality and excellence imbued into each bottle always pleases us greatly. We’d like to share with you a few different ideas for Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings that will make your meals shine.
Rich wines like these tend to complement rich meals. Although this may sound like a richness overload, they turn out to be amazing more often than not and are worth trying. For example, if you’re planning a meal that includes a rich pasta as the main dish, the velvety texture of the wine will complement the rich composure of the meal very well. In addition, the wine helps to cut the creaminess of most pasta dishes just enough to create balance.
You can also take a route that contrasts with your meal. For example, lemon chicken is a sweet, but tart, meal that has the potential for Cabernet Sauvignon food pairing. Although we have not tried this pairing yet, the contrast could create an outstanding result that you might not expect. By contrasting the velvety smooth wine with a tart, but sweet, meal you allow a little bit of balance while cutting some of the tartness of the meal.
According to WineMag, the best food to pair with this wine is Braised Beef Short Ribs. We have to agree that it is very well suited to dishes that involve hearty meats and pasta. The richness of these meals simply bring out the layered depths of the wine as it rests between bites. Our choice would be a hearty porterhouse steak with grilled asparagus, and steamed cauliflower covered in melted swiss. The depth of the wine brings out the flavor of the meat while still complementing the asparagus and cauliflower very well.
Another option for Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings is the traditional Italian meatball. Again, notice that meat is the theme here. Something about the deep, tannic notes of this wine just melts the meat in your mouth and brings out the higher notes of the flavor. That is hard to imagine with a super hearty dish but seems to be what this wine is best at achieving. We’re glad for that because there are such a wide variety of rich dishes served across the United States, as well as the rest of the world.
As we work our way towards the opening of our brewery and wine grotto in April, we plan to try a lot of pairings, both with wine and craft beer, and we can’t wait to tell you about each one. We hope you’ll stop in if you’re in West Palm Beach because we plan to have a great wine list, as well as several craft beers on tap in our taproom. Check back with the blog periodically because we have more food pairings coming up!