- Good with a robust meal.
- Triga Spanish red, Alicante region Tempranillo, maybe some cab Very rich, robust and balanced flavors 94 pts $35 at SavWay
- Rustenberg, cab from Stellenbosch SA. Robust, smooth. At Kaia wine bar.
- Conn Creek, Napa 2011 Red Bordeaux blend 90 pts Nice robust red At Francesca's
- It paired well with smoked kippered salmon from whole foods and robust Gouda. Taste was smooth and hint of plum.