Steak and Cabernet Sauvignon : A Summer Love Affair Nothing can compare to the guilty pleasure of dining Al Fresco with wine. The classic, never boring, pairing of steak and Cabernet Sauvignon has stood the test of time. Most of us enjoy a steak that is grilled to juicy perfection. Add to that a full-bodied, high tannic lush red wine….HEAVEN! Cabs pair well with rich smoky steak because of the intense berry aromas and oak. .