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Regions like Toro, Spain; Napa Valley and Sonoma County, California; McClaren Vale, Australia; Languedoc-Roussillon, France; and Puglia, Italy see warm, sunny days, dry conditions, and long growing seasons. These wines are are aged for longer periods of time in mostly new oak barrels and have abundant fruit, less acid, and over smoother tannins. Common varietals include Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah/Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Carignan, and Negroamaro. Pair them with meat and potato dishes.