I will say this. I manage the list for one of the busiest steakhouses in Chicago and while all of these suggestions are phenomenal and it is fun and necessary to have breadth on your list, people are still going to sit down and order Napa Cabernet. Don't toss them aside because they might not excite you as a Sommelier. To truly write a successful wine list you have to remember you are buying wine for the guest. Give the people what they want. Just my two cents.
Of course I will leave you with a fun suggestion. The Quinta Dos Murcas Reserva from the Douro. The dry reds from Portugal are killer with steak.
I realize that is what people want, I've served at a fine dining steakhouse and everyone really does go for the Napa Cab, which isn't a bad thing! I was just interested in what other wines work for other sommeliers clientele. But I'm happy to see multiple Douro recommendations! I've been considering Aglianico