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Pairing Please - Tuna

susan_b Feb 12, 2011 02:49 PM

What wine would you pair with a black pepper crusted tuna steak with wasabi-ginger dipping sauce?

Thank you.

  1. Bill Hunt Mar 8, 2011 05:09 PM

    I'd go with a fruit-forward domestic (US) Sauvignon Blanc, like the Groth Napa SB.

    Good luck,


    1. s
      susan_b Feb 17, 2011 02:31 PM

      Thank you so much for the suggestions. I was originally thinking Gewurztraminer, but I hadn't thought of Gruner or Pinot Gris. I will try one of those. Sorry, but not so much a sake fan.

      1. Longing for Italy Feb 14, 2011 11:04 AM

        first choice: a dry Tokaji

        second choice: Gruner Veltliner

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        1. re: Longing for Italy
          bob96 Feb 14, 2011 12:03 PM

          Yes to a Gruner, but one with some fruit to balance the acid and minerality. I'm also of a polished chenin blanc, maybe an estate Vouvray or Anjou. Good acid/fruit.

        2. z
          zin1953 Feb 13, 2011 02:53 PM

          First choice: junmai ginjo sake

          Second choice: Gruner Veltliner or Riesling.

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          1. re: zin1953
            Johnny West Feb 13, 2011 02:57 PM

            What do I know? I like a pinot gris or sauvignon blanc.

            1. re: Johnny West
              ChefJune Feb 14, 2011 07:28 AM

              I don't think Pinot Gris would be a bad choice. But I do think Riesling would be better.

          2. Chinon00 Feb 12, 2011 07:27 PM

            I'd suggest any fruity Chardonnay such as a Maconnais.

            1. penthouse pup Feb 12, 2011 05:11 PM

              The wasabi kills off any red wine. My taste would go to riesling, and something with a noticeable off-dry quality to handle the wasabi. It doesn't have to be expensive (Dr.Loosen L for $10) or
              a QMP level wine from a good German producer. (I like Spatlese level but I don't know your budget.)

              Sake would be nice, a junmai or junmai ginjo. (In a week or so you may find fresh sake--nama--and that would work.)

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