Grilled Coffee Chipotle Steaks and Chilled Iowa Silky St. Croix…perfect for Warm/Hot Evenings!

Tassel Ridge® chilled Iowa Silky St. Croix, a semi-sweet red with cherry notes on the nose and palate, is a perfect pairing for the very flavorful spice rub on Grilled Coffee Chipotle Steaks and warm/hot evenings.


Tassel Ridge® Grilled Coffee Chipotle Steak


  • 2 Tbsp finely ground coffee
  • 4 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground chipotle chili pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 4 8-oz sirloins (1-1½ thick)
  • 4 tsp oil (canola or vegetable)


  1. Combine coffee, sugar, chipotle, salt, cayenne, and black pepper. Set aside. Let steaks stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile pre-heat grill over medium heat. Lightly brush each steak with oil. Season both sides of steaks with coffee rub. Place steaks on grill. Grill to desired doneness, about 6 to 7 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 145°F for medium. Remove from grill. Allow to rest 3 to 5 minutes before serving. Serves 4.

Recipe Notes

Wine Recommendation—Tassel Ridge Iowa Silky St. Croix

Iowa Silky St. Croix is a semi-sweet red with cassis, black cherry, and mango on the nose; soft black cherry on the palate; and a long, fruity finish. Made entirely from St. Croix grapes grown in our Iowa vineyards, Iowa Silky St. Croix pairs well with seasoned grilled beef, Mexican dishes, or spicy Asian stir-fry. Served chilled.