Elegant Prime Rib with and an Elegant Iowa Wine!

Prime Rib is an elegant cut of beef, and Tassel Ridge 2019 Iowa Marquette, with its fresh, lightly acidic entry that transitions to hints of raspberry and black cherry and a medium-long finish, is a perfect pairing.

Tassel Ridge Roasted Prime Rib


  • ¼ cup salt
  • 3 Tbsp pepper
  • Tbsp rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp thyme
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 3 lb prime rib roast
  • 10 garlic cloves


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Combine salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, and oregano in bowl, mix well. Set aside. Cut ten small “x’s” in top of roast, making sure to get to center of roast. Place 1 garlic clove into each “x,” making sure to get garlic into center of roast. Rub outside of roast generously with spice mixture. Roast at 450°F for about 45 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F. Continue to roast until internal temperature reaches 130–135°F for medium rare. Remove from oven. Let rest for about 25 minutes before slicing. Serves 6–8.

Recipe Notes

Wine Recommendation—Tassel Ridge Iowa Marquette

Tassel Ridge Iowa Marquette is a dry red that teases the palate with a fresh, lightly acidic entry transitioning to hints of raspberry and black cherry and a medium-long finish. A versatile food pairing wine, 2019 Iowa Marquette will pair nicely with roasted or grilled beef, chicken, or pasta. Serve at room temperature.