Break out a bottle to enjoy with a standing rib roast, beef braised in red wine or a simple skirt steak. The wine will provide the complexity.
-- S. Irene Virbila Region: Barossa Valley (Australia)
Price: about $32
Style: rich and full-bodied
What it goes with: rib roast, skirt steak, braised beef
Where to find it: Larchmont Village Wine, Spirits & Cheese in Los Angeles, (323) 856-8699; Moe's Fine Wines in Brentwood, (310) 826-4444, www.moesfine; Malibu Village Wines in Malibu, (310) 456-2924, www.malibu; and Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454 or (800) 769-4639, www.winex.com.