Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir are great wines to pair with a beef tenderloin
Savvy match: A classic pairing for beef tenderloin is Cabernet Sauvignon. The most tender cut of beef, it is also lean with an almost buttery mouthfeel. As always, the rich flavors and fats of the meat help smooth the tannins of a wine, but the surprising leanness of this exquisite steak benefits from older vintages where tannins have already mellowed a bit.
If Cabernet is not a favorite, this dish pairs equally well with a Bordeaux-style blend or even Pinot Noir.