5 Wines for Prime Rib

Ben Carter suggests five pairings for the classic Rib Eye Roast. From Chardonnay to Bordeaux, his innovative suggestions are surprising!


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70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Real Bordeaux for a bargain does exist, and should be celebrated.  This right bank wine has a focus on Merlot and Cabernet Franc, delivering a little milder profile than my prior two selections. The initial impression carries aromas of deep black cherry, and a little pencil shavings. Underlying tones of prune and spice. On the palate, you encounter smooth tannins and a light, mildly fruity body. Pleasant finish, and an excellent quality-price ratio.  At this price, consider picking up an extra bottle to use to make red wine butter or for sauteing mushrooms and shallots to pair with the steak.  

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