| 2003 Yarra Yering Dry Red Wine No # 2 Yarra Valley Australia 750ml|
Yarra Valley, Australia
The profound, deep ruby/purple-hued 2003 Dry Red Wine No. 2 offers an explosive bouquet of raspberries, mint, earth, kirsch liqueur, spice box, and licorice. Full-bodied and rich as well as remarkably elegant, complex, and nuanced with tremendous flavor dimension, it is amazingly light on its feet, and should evolve for a decade." 96/100 points. (Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - Oct-2005)
Pinot Noir is one of the most versatile wines to pair with food. It goes great with all types of meat including poultry and seafood. Pinot Noir will also pair wondefully with sweet, spicy, and umami (protein, savory) foods.
Steak with Mushroom Merlot Sauce Recipe
This steak recipe goes very well with merlot wine - Use some for the sauce, and the rest for your glass!
2 10oz ribeye steaks
2 tsp pepper
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
3 Tbsp butter
6oz shiitake mushrooms
3/4 cup merlot
1 Tbsp thyme
First, salt and pepper steaks on both sides. Heat the vegetable oil to medium high, and then cook steaks for about 3 minutes per side.
Put the steaks on a plate but keep the oil in the pan. Put the butter in the pan, along with the wine, chopped up mushrooms and chopped up shallots and reduce for 5-10 minutes. Pour this sauce over the steaks and serve.