Although Cabernet Sauvignon is often heralded as the perfect foil for steaks, a wine such as Merlot, with softer and fruitier notes and lower acid, is a better match for beef prepared with saltier, sharper and more savory marinades.
- Two 10-12 ounce New York steaks
- 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper