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Wines for Steak Frites

What to Look For

Young Cabernets and Merlots with tannins make them especially good choices for checking the overall fattiness of grilled meat and deep-fried potatoes. Moreover, the savoriness of seared beef and the regulation salt on the fries bring out these wines’ ripe fruitiness. Just about any serious Cab or Merlot is a candidate for steak frites, but save your older, more delicate vintages for subtler fare.

Our Picks

  • Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon from Australia
  • Cabernet-based Super-Tuscan from Italy
  • California Merlot
  • Red Bordeaux
  • Chilean red
Published October 1998
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