Fitness, Food, Wine & Travel

Happy #Cabernet Day! (and Espresso Rubbed Steak Recipe)

It’s Cabernet Day, and what better excuse to promote the latest wine from the (CK) Mondavi family… namely Marc Mondavi and his Divining Rod wines.

I was sent two bottles to try and I thought I would share with you my thoughts, along with a fab recipe to pair with the cabernet!! 🙂

The first was a bottle of 2010 Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay. In the shipment, I was also sent a set of divining rods. I haven’t tried them yet, but I have to say they look pretty cool.

The second bottle was  2010 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Both retail for about $17. Since I liked the Cabernet a lot more for the price, I thought I would choose today to showcase it here on cavegrrl. 🙂

It went very well with the grilled steak, zucchini & heirloom salad, and parsnip chips we made for dinner that evening.

Here’s the recipe for the coffee rub we had on the steak… BTW, the steak was grass-fed, French-cut, one-inch thick, bone-in ribeye from Taylor’s Market. It weighed in at  about 28 ounces including the bone. It was sourced from Wintun Ranch.

Coffee Rub:
1/3 cup espresso (we used coffee from CoffeeWorks)
1 tsp Cinnamon
2 tsp Ground Coriander
2 tsp Ground Cumin
1 Tbs Chili Powder
2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
1 tsp Garlic Powder
2 tsp sea salt

Blend all spices together in a small bowl and coat the steaks first with olive oil, then coat them in the coffee/spice blend. Grill them to desired doneness.

You can find The Divining Rod wines on Facebook here and on twitter here. You can find out more about Marc Mondavi here:

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