This section includes drier, sunnier climates in regions like Napa and Sonoma, California; Columbia Valley, Washington; Bandol, France; Ribera del Duero, Spain; and Mendoza, Argentina. These wines see longer maceration and barrel fermentation, and can be aged in new oak barrels. They are bold wines with ripe fruit and integrated tannins and a body like half & half. Varietals include Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Malbec. They pair with a variety of savory dishes, including braised meats.