Today's wines are recommended by Michael McCraley, owner of WineStyles, 2733 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite D, Torrance. 310-539-1055,

Red of the week

Mankas Hills Vineyards "Amelie," 2007 ($17.99)

A blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot from Suisun Valley, this wine strikes an elegant balance of aromas, flavors and textures. Tastes of red berry, cherry and plum blend nicely with its long silky tannins. It pairs excellently with prime rib and garlic mashed potatoes.

White of the week

Silver Viognier Grenache Blanc, 2007 ($21.99)

This lush Santa Barbara County blend exudes aromas of ripe peach, apricot and white flowers that carry on to the palate. It's great with any cream-based dish, or for sipping by itself.