2005 Provenance Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa ($30)

An irresistible blend of succulent blackberry, savory coffee, chocolate and smoky oak, this wine would be great with whatever finds its way onto your grill. K&L Wines, 638 Fourth St., 415-896-1734, klwines.com



2006 Two Hands Shiraz “Angel’s Share,” Australia ($34)

If you like dense, inky reds, this is the wine for you. A brilliant, opaque purple in color, the wine layers dark berry fruits with waves of baking spices and violets. Adel’s Wine Cellar, 1400 Cole St., 415-731-6319, adelswines.com

2007 Domaine Drouhin Oregon Chardonnay “Arthur,” Willamette Valley ($33)

Even if you don’t like Chardonnay, there’s a chance you’ll like this wine. Made with French sensibility, it deemphasizes oak, instead offering flowers, lemons and melon.  Wine Impression, 3461 California St., 415-221-9463